Open SCT files

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    Microsoft Windows Script Component Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a SCT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a SCT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SCT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SCT file?

An SCT file is a so-called Scitex Continuous Tone file, ie a graphics file of the Scitex Workstation. The image data of an SCT file are in CMYK, RGB or grayscale format and are mostly used for very large files to maintain full quality.

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This format is often used on high-resolution Scitex scanners and is used in high-end prepress. In addition to the file extension sct, such files are also provided with the suffix ct, sc or ch.

Programs which can open a SCT file

How to open file with SCT extension?

In order to open a file with SCT extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SCT file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SCT files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SCT files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SCT files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SCT files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening SCT files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SCT files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SCT files

Sometimes problems with opening SCT files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SCT files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SCT files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SCT file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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