.PICT mac file

Eric Osterweil eoster at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Oct 5 13:26:12 PDT 2007

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On Oct 3, 2007, at 4:27 PM, jekillen wrote:

> On Oct 3, 2007, at 6:42 AM, Norberto Meijome wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have a load of .pict files which I can't seem to be able to open  
>> with anything under FBSD. I just want to convert them into  
>> something more useful (jpg / tiff / svg).
>> ImageMagick doesn't understand it, so i think this is the Packbits  
>> compressed .PICT filetype. neither Gimp or XV like them either.
>> file doesn't identify the files either.
>> Alternatively, any tool I can script under OSX to conver them to  
>> something useful? (FYI, 'Preview' under Tiger doens't recognise  
>> them either, but I can drag them just fine into an Omnigraffle Pro  
>> diagram).
>> One of these files is at http://www.meijome.net/files/freebsd/ 
>> image64.pict
>> thanks,
>> Beto
>> _________________________
>> {Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome
>> "Intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her  
>> intelligence'"
>>    Arthur C. Clarke, from "3001, The Final Odyssey", Sources.
>> I speak for myself, not my employer. Contents may be hot. Slippery  
>> when wet. Reading disclaimers makes you go blind. Writing them is  
>> worse. You have been Warned.
> You may have to use a program like Photoshop; Mac version to do the  
> work. I have been using Mac since 1996 and have seen pict files but  
> have avoided them mostly
> in favor of tif or jpeg. I do not have any Classic Mac  
> installations and do not do graphics as much as I used to but I  
> don't recall even seeing pict as a file option for
> graphics software on Mac, Photoshop, or other program that edits  
> image files.
> Since X11 can be installed on OSX and Gimp will run on Mac under  
> X11, I would think that it would have accommodation for that.
> I just launched it and did not see that as a save as option. There  
> is a stripped down version of Photoshop available, Photoshop Elements
> that may do it without the cost of Photoshop.
> But there is probably someone with more knowledge on this than I.
> Good Luck;
> Jeff k

Save it from OmniGraffle as a pdf (via the Export option), then  
anything should be able to convert it from there (like Preview).\


Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (Darwin)


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