The file extension PIP is associated with Microsoft Office, which is a suite of productivity applications typically used with the Windows operating system. PIP files can also be classified as a compressed bitmap image file which can be created with a variety of graphics and image editing applications.
If the PIP files are related to Microsoft Office, the files are a settings file type that contains data for the configuration of settings and preferences in each application in the Microsoft Office Suite. The data is designed to keep track of what menu elements you use the most, so the commands can be displayed in an abbreviated version of the menu for easy access. Microsoft Office offers different productivity applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and other applications used for typical office tasks.
If a PIP file is classified as a compressed bitmap, it is an image file type that contains compressed bitmap images that can be in a broad range of formats, including JPG, JPEG, PNG, and other typical image formats. This type of PIP file is a less common form of bitmap images and can be created by a variety of different applications.
How to Open PIP Files
Since PIP files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. PIP files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the PIP file is related to Microsoft Office, you can open it using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. All applications are part of Microsoft Office and can be used with both the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
PIP files associated with Microsoft Office should not be opened manually since they are a settings file type. If the files are accidentally modified, this action can render the application useless and potentially cause other errors to occur in your PCâ€™s operating system. You can find the settings files in the Application Data folder and under Microsoft Office.
If the PIP files are a compressed bitmap file and you use a Windows-based PC, you can open the files using Microsoft Paint, which is typically included with the operating system. Other programs that will open PIP files include Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photoshop Elements 10, and Illustrator CS6. The programs are created by Adobe Systems and available in a free trial version on the Adobe website. You can also use GIMP, which is an open source program available as a free download on the GIMP.org website.
For Mac OS X, you can use Roxio Toast 11, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photoshop Elements 10, and Illustrator CS6, which are available on the Adobe website. Other programs such as ACDSee Pro for Mac and Apple Preview also work well for opening PIP files.