I have used .dat files for data, but I had never hear of them used with images until yesterday. I tried opening them with Photoshop CS and I couldn't. I tried the Gimp and TaDaaa!!
My problem is solved for now, but I wanted to share my squee over the goodness of Gimp... :) and I wanted to ask if anyone can enlighten me more about why would someone use .dat for images, if there are any advantages, what other image editing software deals with them, that sort of thing.
Thanks for enduring my babbling. :)
Edit: Well, this is what happens when one squees before finishing what one's doing. I can't open some of the files although they have the very same extention and come from the same source. HELP!!!