PICT

A file format for Macintosh-based vector and bitmapped images. It is primarily used for Clipboard images and screen captures, among other things. There are two varities of the PICT format: PICT (known in retrospect as PICT1) can store only eight colors (white, black, cyan, magenta, yellow, red, green, and blue), and PICT2, an expanded version of the format capable of either 8-Bit color (or 256 different colors) or 24-Bit color (or 16.7 million different colors). Although the PICT formats are widely used for multimedia images, they are limited in their usefulness in other applications.

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