Information about the .pal (pal) file type

This is one of three possibilities that we have on file for the .pal file extension, follow this link to view all three possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .pal (pal) file type.

Paint Shop Pro colour palette file. Contains the colour palette table saved from a 16 or 256 colour image. It can be loaded for another image and this provides a means of copying colour palettes from one image to another.

These files are text editable. The format of the file is as follows:

  1. The first line contains the header "JASC-PAL" (without the quotes).
  2. The second line contains the palette file version. For example "0100" (without the quotes)
  3. The third line contains the number of colours, either 16 or 256.
  4. Subsequent lines contain the Red, Green and Blue components of each palette entry, with a space between each of the Red, Green and Blue numbers. These numbers are in decimal, so each attribute should be in the range 0 to 255.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .pal files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .pal. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.