An SCT file is a so-called Scitex Continuous Tone file, ie a graphics file of the Scitex Workstation. The image data of an SCT file are in CMYK, RGB or grayscale format and are mostly used for very large files to maintain full quality.
This format is often used on high-resolution Scitex scanners and is used in high-end prepress. In addition to the file extension sct, such files are also provided with the suffix ct, sc or ch.
Most often resolving problems with opening SCT files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SCT files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SCT files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such 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 SCT 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 Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening SCT files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: