British Library tracks rise and fall of file formats

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Apple Quicktake

Now there's an obsolete format. From Apple's abortive foray into the very early days of digital photography. I have a stack of them from a trip to Australia many years ago. The filetype is .pict but [typically Apple] a proprietory version of .pict that nothing else can read and [also typically Apple] support for the format has been dropped from Quicktime since the pre-OSX days.

Not much hope for file formats surviving into the future when even their own progenitors abandon them, after a few years!

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