Picture Publisher

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'''Picture Publisher''' is a discontinued graphics application from Micrografx, later purchased in 2001 by Corel<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20030221152618/http://www3.corel.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Corel/PressRelease/Details&id=ZZZZ8DJU86T</ref>. After the acquisition by Corel, it was supported briefly, then quietly phased out in favor of Corel Photo-Paint. This article is about its native raster graphics format. [[CorelDRAW]] supports all 3 formats, but not in the latest 64bit versions<ref>http://product.corel.com/help/CorelDRAW/540223850/Main/EN/Documentation/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=CorelDRAW-Other-file-formats.html#4057796&single=true</ref>.
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'''Picture Publisher''' is a discontinued graphics application from Micrografx, later purchased in 2001 by Corel<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20030221152618/http://www3.corel.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Corel/PressRelease/Details&id=ZZZZ8DJU86T</ref>. After the acquisition by Corel, it was supported briefly, then quietly phased out in favor of [[Corel Photo-Paint image|Corel Photo-Paint]]. This article is about its native raster graphics format. [[CorelDRAW]] supports all 3 formats, but not in the latest 64bit versions<ref>http://product.corel.com/help/CorelDRAW/540223850/Main/EN/Documentation/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=CorelDRAW-Other-file-formats.html#4057796&single=true</ref>.
  
 
==File Identification==
 
==File Identification==

Latest revision as of 19:37, 14 December 2019

File Format
Name Picture Publisher
Ontology
Extension(s) .pp4, .pp5, .ppf
PRONOM x-fmt/176, x-fmt/85

Picture Publisher is a discontinued graphics application from Micrografx, later purchased in 2001 by Corel[1]. After the acquisition by Corel, it was supported briefly, then quietly phased out in favor of Corel Photo-Paint. This article is about its native raster graphics format. CorelDRAW supports all 3 formats, but not in the latest 64bit versions[2].

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[edit] File Identification

  • PP4 - Picture Publisher version 4 file headers begin with a similar sequence as TIFF 49 49 02 01, and seem to have a TIFF marker later around byte 52.
  • PP5 - Picture Publisher version 5 file headers begin with 50 50 55 42 49 49 or "PPUBII" in ascii.
  • PPF - Picture Publisher version 6-10 files are based on Microsoft Compound File format, with a "Contents" file within the container with the same format as PP5 files.

[edit] Software

  • XnView - Claims to support PP4, PP5.

[edit] Links

[edit] References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20030221152618/http://www3.corel.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Corel/PressRelease/Details&id=ZZZZ8DJU86T
  2. http://product.corel.com/help/CorelDRAW/540223850/Main/EN/Documentation/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=CorelDRAW-Other-file-formats.html#4057796&single=true
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