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Pictor Paint was an improved version of PCPaint, the first IBM PC-based mouse driven GUI paint program. It was written by John Bridges, the primary author of PCPaint, and bundled with GRASP GRaphical System for Presentation also written by John Bridges. It was also called "The Painter's Easel".
Pictor Paint saved its files in a compressed format with the file extension PIC, which was the same format used by PCPaint.
In 1994, GRASP development stopped and so did development of Pictor Paint. John Bridges terminated his GRASP publishing contract with Paul Mace Software, and went off to create GLPro (the next generation of GRASP) with GMEDIA.
Along with GLPro, came GLPaint, the successor to PCPaint and Pictor Paint.
Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats, 2nd Edition by Murray, James D., Van Ryper, William ISBN 1-56592-161-5 http://www.fileformat.info/resource/book/1565921615/index.htm
Pictor PC Paint File Format Summary http://www.fileformat.info/format/pictor/
GRASP File Format Summary http://www.fileformat.info/format/grasp/
Mouse Systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Systems
PCPAINT/Pictor Page Format Description Format by John Bridges. Document by Microtex Industries, Inc. Revision Date: 2/9/88 http://netghost.narod.ru/gff/vendspec/pictor/pictor.txt
The Graphics File Formats Page GL - Another animation format Dr. Martin Reddy Technical Lead, R & D, Pixar Animation Studios http://www.martinreddy.net/gfx/2d/GL.txt
The formats of GRASP animation files By George Phillips http://www.programmersheaven.com/download/2157/Zipfilelist.aspx
The History of GLPRO by G-media/IMS GLPro Mailing List Archive http://www.concept-usa.us/glpro/glprolist/glprolist.asp?as_q=History+of+GLPRO&R2=V2&R1=V2&num=20&btnSub=Submit+Query
originally at http://www.gmedia.com/glpro/press/history.html
Pmace is still around http://email@example.com&q=pmace