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CPC file format description

CPC file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with CPC files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the CPC file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing CPC files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Amstrad CPC Captured Screen

The CPC file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with XnView, serving as a Amstrad CPC Captured Screen. The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. Visit the website of XnView for a detailed description of the CPC format.

Application:XnView
Category:Graphic files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Amstrad CPC Captured Screen related extensions

  • $s ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
  • 2bp Pocket PC Bitmap Image
  • 2d Amapi Image
  • 411 Sony Mavica Picture

#2 Cartesian Document Image

The CPC file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with CPCView, serving as a Cartesian Document Image. Cartesian Perceptual Compression (CPC) is a novel image compression method specifically designed for document image storage and transmission systems. Visit the website of CPCView for a detailed description of the CPC format.

Application:CPCView
Category:Graphic files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Cartesian Document Image related extensions

  • pwc PieceWise-Constant Image
  • ihe Commodore 64 Interlace Hires Editor Bitmap
  • rix ColorRIX VGA Paint Image
  • gel Molecular Dynamics Image

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The CPC filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to CPC:

Windows can't open your CPC file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this CPC file.

To set the CPC file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set CPC file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle CPC files with care

Exercise caution when handling CPC files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar CPC files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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