File Extension MAC

  • Full name
    MacPaint Bitmap Image
  • Developer
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a MAC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MAC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MAC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MAC file?

The file extension MAC identifies bitmap images in MacPaint format. MacPaint is an early graphics application created for the original Apple Macintosh in 1984. The format is limited to the resolution 720x575 pixels (PAL image) and grayscale. The original MacPaint format also includes up to 38 patterns that are used in MacPaint for painting, but are usually ignored by other programs.

Programs which can open a MAC file

How to open file with MAC extension?

In order to open a file with MAC extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MAC file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MAC files, follow the instructions below.
Install GraphicConverter or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MAC files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MAC files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MAC files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set GraphicConverter as the default program for opening MAC files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MAC files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the GraphicConverter applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where GraphicConverter has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MAC files

Sometimes problems with opening MAC files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MAC files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MAC files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MAC file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)