PICT files

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Thu Aug 12 03:11:52 2004

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 06:53:35AM -0500, John Foust wrote:
> Yes, uhm, I wrote what were among the first color PICT image translators
> on non-Mac platforms, licensed to ASDG and NewTek for their
> paint programs, and another B/W version to SPC for an early version
> of Harvard Draw. :-)

Then you'd be a good resource to ask... I have this Quicktake 150 camera...
when dumped on a Mac, it produces (I'm told) Quicktime Compressed PICT
files. In the past, when dumping this camera, any app (Photoshop,
ImageConverter, etc.) can handle these files _if_ you have loaded the QT150
software on there first. I found no way to process these files with Open
Source tools. There were tools that could handle PICTs, but they puked on
the payload portion of the file. They _knew_ there was a chunk there, but
didn't know what to do with it.

Do you happen to know of any way to digest these files except with the right
libraries loaded on a real Mac?


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