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PICT resources contain the main game graphics in Myst Masterpiece Edition, replacing most WDIBs of the original edition with true-color versions.
They contain pictures stored in plain Apple PICT format. They start with the usual 512 byte block of platform-dependent data as in regular MacOS PICT resources. JPEG contents have been observed and correctly decoded; the JPEG block starts at offset 726 and can be simply extracted and decoded.
However, a few cases do not contain JPEG data (e.g. PICT 2258 from STONE.DAT, PICT 4109, 4112, 4113, 4447, 4461, 4462, 4479-4483, 4551, 4779, 11221, 11222 from MYST.DAT). These contain sort of invalid PICT data, as no program is able to decode them. Also note that a few perverse PICT resources just retain the WDIB format (i.e. PICT 2105 and 2112 from STONE.DAT).