Weird image file format...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cwright, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. cwright macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    I have a CD of pictures that I need to open, but all the pictures are in a format I've never seen before and won't open in anything.

    They all have the extension .pi2

    I've tried to open them in photoshop and graphic converter, neither of which worked. Does anyone know if there might be another way to get these to open and convert them to JPEGs?
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    seems to be a medium resolution image file from dages elite. not sure what that is; just googled it.
    if you have a windows pc, you might try irfanview--that opens pretty much anything...
  3. comic book guy macrumors newbie

    comic book guy

    Aug 2, 2005
    It's an Atari graphic file format of the app degas.

    According to, GraphicConverter X should be able to open and convert these files.
  4. cwright thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    I tried graphic converter, but it says that they're damaged :rolleyes:
    now there are over 100 pictures, and I doubt they are all corrupt, so I assumed it just didnt work with that format.

    But who knows... they may not work after all
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Yes. If those are Atari files--and it seems that they are--then they are also very old--very, very old, in fact. It is easy to imagine how all 100 files may have been corrupted over the decades.
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    If it exists, GC will pretty much open it, but I'd have made the same assumption as you about the corrupt files.

    However, based on the age (especially if it's a CDR), it is possible... so have you tried copying one of the files off the disc onto your hard drive and opening it from there? That will usually tell you wether it's damaged or not, though it's not fullproof.

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