QuickTake

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Summary

Name QuickTake
Description Image format for Apple QuickTake digital cameras
MIME Type(s) application/vnd.apple.quicktake
PRONOM ID(s) (none)
UDFR ID(s) (?)
File extension(s) qtk
Wikipedia page(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_QuickTake
Format specification No spec. known.

Description

A summary of the format, focussing on digital preservation concerns.

Format issues

Issue 1

Difficult to access, but supported by dcraw.

There is apparently enough info on the web to deal with that format, try here
http://blog.richardsprague.com/2005/01/quicktake-camera-photo-conversion.html
or try Image Converter by Bitten Apps, the current changelog specifically states "Fixed a bug where the application would refuse to open QuickTake PICT files."
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/image-converter/id437491380?mt=12

(From here)

Issue 2

List of know preservation issues amd risks that this format can suffer from.

User Experiences

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1577310

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1577310

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!

(From http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1577310 but see follow-up post above)

News Feeds

Links to places to find out when this format changes.

Tools

Cross-references to tools that support this format.

dcraw

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