The file stores slides with presentations and slide shows filled with graphics, audio, video, and textual information. The format is identical to the PPT file, except for the editing feature, and is a bit smaller. Can be opened only in preview mode and prevents other users from changing the structure and content of the presentation.
This format was used to store bitmap and vector images natively on Macintosh computers. It was used for laying out and sharing images between programs. It used JPEG compression algorithms and RLE encoding. Today, the PICT format is used in the Windows environment with the PCT extension.