What are VIC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a VIC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a VIC file?
VIC files have multiple uses, and VICAR JPL Image Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
VICAR JPL Image Bitmap
VICAR is a standard developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at NASA for storing images from space missions. VIC files are bitmap images typically used for storing images captured by satellites or other space-based instruments.
One advantage of using .vic files is their ability to store large amounts of image data compactly and efficiently. However, it should be noted that they are specialized for use in the context of space missions and may not be as widely used or supported as more general-purpose image file formats.
How to open VIC files
Important: Different programs may use files with the VIC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your VIC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different VIC openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 4, 2023
All known file formats using extension .VIC
While VICAR JPL Image Bitmap is a popular type of VIC-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .VIC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
PDS Image Bitmap
We know that one VIC format is PDS Image Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Yamaha PSR-9000 Custom Voice
We know that one VIC format is Yamaha PSR-9000 Custom Voice. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of VIC files. Remember, different programs may use VIC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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