Type: Image Files
Acronym: Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
Opens With: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, GIMP
Raster image format developed by ZSoft; became one of the original bitmap image formats for the DOS/Windows platform; supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale and indexed color images, and 1-bit black and white images; compressed using RLE encoding.
The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but is still used by some fax and scanning applications.
Multi-page PCX fax documents use the .DCX extension.