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For the ancient tribe that inhabited what is now Scotland, see the Picts. PICT is a graphics file format introduced on the original Apple Macintosh computer as its standard metafile format. ...

PICT is a graphics file format introduced on the original Apple Macintosh computer as its standard metafile format. It allows the interchange of graphics (both bitmapped and vector), and some limited text support, between Mac applications, and was the native graphics format of the Quickdraw Manager. Computer graphics (CG) is the field of visual computing, where one utilizes computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information sampled from the real world. ... A file format is a particular way to encode information for storage in a computer file. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to 512KB. The Macintosh, or Mac, line of personal computers is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Metafile is a generic term for a file formats that can store multiple types of data. ... For the use of the term raster in radio regulation, see frequency raster. ... Steam Locomotive 7646 as a vector, originally Windows Metafile (converted to GIF for display here). ... Two quickdraws. ...

The original version, PICT 1, was designed to be as compact as possible while describing vector graphics. To this end, it featured single byte opcodes, many of which embodied operations such as "do the previous operation again". As such it was quite memory efficient, but not very expandable. With the introduction of the Macintosh II and Colour Quickdraw, PICT was revised to version 2. This version featured 16-bit opcodes and numerous changes which enhanced its utility. PICT 1 opcodes were supported as a subset for backward compatibility. Microprocessors perform operations using binary bits (on/off/1or0). ... Macintosh II was the first personal computer model of the Macintosh II series in the Apple Macintosh line. ... Two quickdraws. ...

Within a Mac application, any sequence of drawing operations could be simply recorded/encoded to the PICT format by opening a "Picture", then closing it after issuing the required commands. By saving the resulting byte stream as a resource, a PICT resource resulted, which could be loaded and played back at any time. The same stream could be saved to a data file on disk (with 512 bytes of unused header space added) as a PICT file. The resource fork is a construct of the Mac OS operating system and implemented in all of the filesystems used for system drives on the Macintosh, MFS, HFS and HFS Plus (However later versions of mac OS could read and write to disks in formats that didnt support resourse...

With the change to Mac OS X, PICT was dropped in favour of Portable Document Format (PDF) as the native metafile format, though PICT support is retained by many applications as it is so widely supported on the Mac. Mac OS X is the operating system that is included with all currently shipping Apple Macintosh computers in the education, the consumer, and in the business markets. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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The Picts responded to the invasion by being the first to attack; their boldness shocked and alarmed the Legions and was a taste of what was to come.
It seems the Picts never forgot that it was the organised manoeuvrability of the Roman army that gave them the advantage in a pitched battle in open country.
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When Celts came to the British Isles in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, Picts already inhabited the lands north to modern Edinburgh, and when Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century BC and came to Scotland in the next one, they were still there occupying just the same lands.
Picts came to Britain in the beginning of the 1st millennium BC; Celts began their expansion through Europe only in the 8th century BC (Halstatt culture) and their migration to the Isles started only in the 7th century.
Picts were described everywhere as a people painted all over; their face, their hands and bodies were covered with paintings or tattoos, and that's what was so terrible to Roman soldiers who came to Scotland.
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