Storyboard PIC/CAP

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File Format
Name Storyboard PIC/CAP
Extension(s) .pic, .cap
Wikidata ID Q105850199
Released 1985

Storyboard .PIC and .CAP are graphics formats associated with Storyboard, a line of presentation software by IBM.

There are at least three editions of Storyboard: PC Storyboard, Storyboard Plus, and Storyboard Live!.

PIC is a raster graphics format. CAP is a screen capture format which may contain raster graphics, or characters/text. (However, Storyboard Live! does not seem to create text mode CAP files.)

PIC format is primarily associated with the Picture Maker component of Storyboard. PIC format can also be called Picture Maker PIC, or something like that.

A CAP file is created by the Picture Taker component of Storyboard.

Picture Maker can read PIC and CAP files. Some versions of Storyboard also include a SHOWPIC.EXE utility that can display them.


For PC Storyboard, all formats are observed to start with ASCII "EP_CAP".

Storyboard Plus seems to use the EP_CAP format only for text mode CAP files.

In other cases, PIC and CAP use a different format that's not easy to identify. Based on limited testing, PIC files seem to start with 00 ?? c1, and CAP files with 54 ?? c1. The formats appear to be pretty similar after the first byte.


Sample files

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