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TO USE A MAC GRAPHICS FILE IN A PC.

HOW TO USE A MAC GRAPHIC FILE IN A PC-WIN95/98 AND WHAT KIND OF SOFTWARE WILL HELP TO RUN IT??
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KevSpencerCommented:
Hi, samsonwoo.

Macs and PCs generally use the same graphic types, such as JPEG, GIF, and TIFF. The only condition in viewing a file saved on a Macintosh is (after you get it moved to the PC) is to add the proper Windows file extension for the file (Macs don't use or need PC file extensions). That, of course, assumes you know what the graphic file format was before it was passed on.

If you don't know what the graphic file format was, you need to contact the Mac user that created it to find out. Otherwise, there's no practical way to open it on a PC--it's really dependent on the file extension.

The native graphic file format for screen shots on a Mac is PICT. Generally, PCs can't read that format. Likewise, Macs can't read BMP formats created on PCs without good graphic software.

Once you know the file extension of the graphic file, try one of the following programs:

-Imaging (part of Windows 95, in Accessories of the Start Menu)
-LView (shareware)
-Paint Shop Pro (may still be shareware)

Good luck.
--KS
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