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Haven't asked her what program she used to save them yet - can't until late tonight, but I checked the message source and the mime type is image/x-pict. I'm just guessing that maybe she named the file incorrectly? If so, does anyone know what type of files these are?
PS, these were also in the email headers:
Don't know if they're significant or not.
If you have Photoshop or Illustrator it might be able to open it. Or not. It's a crap shoot there.
You could try making several copies of the file and assigning your best-guess extension i.e. the "What's behind Box #3?" approach. Could be a .pct (Mac), .bmp, .tif, .jpg, .psd, or any number of favorite flavors.
There's even the possibility the file was corrupted in transit. I sent some files using DSL and it corrupted them I think because the attachment loaded incompletely before it left my outbox.
Or call your sister tonight and just ask her ;)
Opened it up using windows debug to see what's in there. First 512 bytes are 0, followed by chunks of up to 64K bytes each. Saved a file in photoshop as a pict file, .pct or .pic, debugged it. Same format. So that's what it is. But on my photoshop I get this message:
Could not open c:\...\thepic.pct because the PICT is too complex to open on this computer. Photoshop Windows supports raster PICT files only.
The GIMP doesn't like it either. And Irfanview doesn't read that file type.
Oh well. I guess I'll get her to save it another way tonight.
You could guess all day and not win a prize. Yup - I'd wait and call her.
Mac makes it so easy for Mac users - that people on Macs often forget there's another operating system out there. I get lots of Mystery Meat files from clients. Opening a file turns into a treasure hunt. 50% of the time I guess right. The rest of the time I call the client and plead for an answer.
And all my image files have their proper extensions. Not all Mac users are incompetent file swappers. ;)
But for a pict... have you tried Graphic Converter? Tucows has a Windows version.
(edited by: mivox at 7:44 pm (gmt) on Jan. 3, 2002)
Also, Photoshop and other image editing software may open the file if you first change the extension to .pct