CPC file format description

Many people share .cpc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cpc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cpc files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cpc - Cartesian Document Image

The CPC graphic files are related to CPCView. The CPC file is a Cartesian Document Image. Cartesian Perceptual Compression (CPC) is a novel image compression method specifically designed for document image storage and transmission systems.

Graphic files
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Cartesian Document Image related extensions:
PieceWise-Constant Image
Toon Boom Studio Vector Graphic
Commodore 64 Interlace Hires Editor Bitmap
CoverFactory Native Bitmap Format Data
Fujitsu AutoGraFX Bitmap Object
Compressed Enhanced Windows Metafile

.cpc - Amstrad CPC Captured Screen

The CPC graphic files are related to XnView. The CPC file is 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.

Graphic files
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Amstrad CPC Captured Screen related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cpc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cpc files. Be especially cautious with .cpc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cpc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cpc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cc, ccp, clc, coc, cp, cpd, cpf, cps, cpv, cpx, dpc, fpc, pc, pcc, spc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Corel ArtShow 5 Document
Serena PVCS Logfile
Microsoft Visual FoxPro Catalog File
Character Set Translation Table
CryptaPix Encrypted Image
BibExcel Co-occurrence Document

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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