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.pnt File Extension

Developer: Apple
File type: MacPaint File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pnt. Files with the file extension .pnt can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pnt files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pnt file?

Files affixed with the PNT extension refer to the images created through MacPaint. MacPaint is a software developed by Apple bundled inside Macintosh Computers and makes use of black and white bitmap based graphics. The program was launched in 1984 and was sold separately together with its counterpart the MacWrite. It was noticeable because it was the first of its kind to be able to generate graphics that can be used by other programs. PNT files can be cute from MacPaint and pasted to other applications. MacPaint was later on discontinued because of its diminishing sales. Files in the PNT format may be viewed and edited through its authoring software which is Apples’ MacPaint. Other Image viewers compatible with the PNT format may be used such as CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and XnView1.91.6. In the event that these software are not available on the user’s system, graphic converters may be used such as Lemkesoft’s GrapchiConverter.

how to open a .pnt file?

Launch a .pnt file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pnt file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pnt files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pnt file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pnt file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pnt file association errors

applications that open a .pnt file

Apple MacPaint

Apple MacPaint

Apple MacPaint was known to be a graphics painting software that is based on bitmap for the early versions of Mac computers during the 1980s. It was a popular program in creating graphics because it was usable by and for other applications too. It featured a QuickDraw picture language, clipboard for inserting images available on the program and ResEdit tool that enabled a user to cut and paste pictures from other software. This painting program was created by Bill Atkinson, who was among the pioneers of original Macintosh development group. It was first called as MacSketch but when Claris was created, it became MacPaint. It was released in December 1983 with 18-page brochure and the following year of January, the Macintosh was launched with two programs, which were MacWrite and MacPaint. MacPaint was then an integrated application on Macintosh computers. It was made with a single document interface with unalterable sizes and palette positions. As of today, MacPaint is no longer available.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

Corel DRAW Graphics suite is use for designing any visual used in communication. The softwares in the package are Corel Draw X6 which is for vector illustration and for page layout. Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 (a professional photo editing Software), CorelPowerTRACE (bitmap to vector graphics converter), Corel Website Creator x6 (use making website), Corel CAPTURE X6 (use for capturing image from the screen), Corel CONNECT X6 (an application for easy search of the content inside the computer and of local network), And Photo Zoom Pro2 (photo enlarger to see full details ). CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6 works on Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit editions), Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit editions), Window XP 32-bit(with the latest Service Packs installed). Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron,1 GB RAM, 1.5 GB hard disk (will require additional space during installation), Mouse or tablet, 1204 x 768 resolution, DVD Drive and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pnt files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pnt. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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