What is PCX file?
Paintbrush was a bitmap image file format used on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to help with the process of painting a bitmap image onto the canvas of an application such as Paintbrush or Microsoft Paint. PCX files contain data that helps with this process and includes colors, brushes, and dimensions of the finished product.
PCX Format details
|Paintbrush Bitmap Image Format
|Raster Image Files
Tools that will help you view PCX files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the PCX extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the PCX file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the PCX file differently than the application dedicated to handling the PCX file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the PCX file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the PCX file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the PCX file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
PCX File Viewers
- FastStone Image Viewer
- ACDSee Photo Manager
- Ability Photopaint