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Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:40 pm
by apwilson54
The XnConvert app will not read PIC files to convert to Jpg files

Anyone have any ideas?

/Users/paulwilson/Pictures/PIC RMF/02.PICT 0x0x0 : not a picture

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 pm
by xnview
could you send me it?

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:18 pm
by caff10
I am having the same problem. Is there a way to convert the PIC file to JPG? Thanks!

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am
by xnview
caff10 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:18 pm
I am having the same problem. Is there a way to convert the PIC file to JPG? Thanks!
PIC from which software?

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:36 am
by Mrem
I'm also having problems converting PIC files. These are from Mystic Color Labs circa 1997. I thought I'd used this software to convert these files in the past, but I found another diskette with images and it's unable to convert. Be happy to provide a sample. Thanks.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:30 am
by xnview
Mrem wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:36 am
I'm also having problems converting PIC files. These are from Mystic Color Labs circa 1997. I thought I'd used this software to convert these files in the past, but I found another diskette with images and it's unable to convert. Be happy to provide a sample. Thanks.
Please send me some samples?

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:56 pm
by Mrem
I tried to, but when I drag and drop I get an INVALID FILE EXTENSION message. So I renamed the extension to JPG to fool your system, but the extension should be PIC. Let me know if you need more.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:24 pm
by cday
Mrem wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:56 pm
I tried to, but when I drag and drop I get an INVALID FILE EXTENSION message. So I renamed the extension to JPG to fool your system, but the extension should be PIC. Let me know if you need more.
Your file is not attached to your post, if that is what you intended...

You should be able to attach it if you place the file with its extension in a ZIP or similar archive (2 MiB the current forum limit) and use the 'Attachments' tab below the composing window.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:24 pm
by Mrem
Strange. I dragged and dropped it, though it did warn that it couldn't figure out the dimensions. I'll try it using the attachment tab option, though it again is giving a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point as the status, so I'm not sure if it's succesful, but you tell me.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:33 pm
by cday
Mrem wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Strange. I dragged and dropped it, though it did warn that it couldn't figure out the dimensions. I'll try it using the attachment tab option, though it again is giving a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point as the status, so I'm not sure if it's succesful, but you tell me.
No, is the file in a ZIP which is less than 2MB?

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:18 pm
by Mrem
No, I just tried to attach the PIC files. Here are two in a ZIP file.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:45 pm
by xnview
the software was called "Mystic Color Labs circa"?

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:13 pm
by Mrem
No. The files were produced by the film developer, Mystic Color Labs. At the same time that they would develop the rolls of film, they gave customers the option of having digital copies sent on disk. While they later did this as JPGs, in the early going they used this format. Circa refers to the approximate year the photos were taken/developed/stored on the disk. They did provide viewer software, but it doesn't run on this computer. I've attached all the viewer-associated files that came on the disk.

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:58 pm
by xnview
sorry but i don't know how to read these files

Re: Converting PIC files to Jpg files

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:46 am
by Mrem
Thanks anyway. it's strange, i converted these files once in the past, and I thought using your software, but I guess not, and I can't seem to track down what I used. Guess I'll have to keep searching...