3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2017 8:09 PM by Jeff Arola

    SuperPaint conversions


      Hi everyone,


      I have hundreds of SuperPaint files created in the late 1990s and early 2000s that were just recovered off an old MacMini. I also have SuperPaint diskettes. The Mac mini is damaged and may not be repairable.


      That being said, I am trying to find a way to get them into a current program, like Photoshop. My last resort is to locate an older Mini with MacOS 10.4, a compatible diskette drive, and install SuperPaint. Then I would open up and save every file as a PICT file. I think Photoshop can still open those up.


      If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear. And if I get a solution, I will post it because there have to be many more SuperPaint enthusiasts who sadly miss their no longer compatible files.


      In fact, since SuperPaint was the next generation after the famous MacPaint, I think this story is historically significant. I even wonder if the Computer History Museum in Mountain View collects experts who know about these older, historically important software programs. I had a friend who bought a Macintosh around 1986 or whenever they first came out. She showed me MacPaint. I was stunned. I was mesmerized. I ended up leaving a job to go to a company that only worked on Macintosh's (1988 I think) because I was so in love with the graphic capabilities.


      So. Have you tried to convert SuperPaint files? I would love to hear. Thanks!