The rast file extension is related to the Sun raster bitmap image format.

There is one other file type using
the RAST file extension!

rast file icon.rast - Spore texture, model file

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Software that works with rast file extension

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RAST file extension - Sun raster bitmap image file

What is rast file? How to open rast files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

rast file icon: rast filetype icon

The rast file extension is associated with the Sun raster bitmap image file format.

Sun Rasterfiles are a bitmap storage format developed by Sun Microsystems. The format is well supported on Sun workstations, but is less widely supported elsewhere. The files can store bitmaps at a variety of color depths: monochrome, 8-bit gray scale, 256 color with a palette, 24-bit TrueColor or 32-bit TrueColor.

Additionally the data in the file can be stored in either of two bytes orders, and the bitmap may either by not compressed or compressed using a Run-length Compression scheme.

The *.rast file contains bitmap image.

The default software associated to rast file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open RAST files:

Use XnView to open .rast Sun raster bitmap images.

How to convert file with extension RAST:

There is no specific information in the database, about how to convert this file extension.
For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert bitmap files

List of software applications associated to the .rast file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rast file, edit rast file, convert rast file, view rast file, play rast file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the rast files.

  • View rast file
  • Print rast file
  • Others rast file

rast file viewer - programs that view rast file - Sun raster bitmap image file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view rast file action.

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