Files with rif extension are in most cases raster graphics projects / images made and saved using the Corel Painter.

There are 4 other file types using
the RIF file extension!

empty icon.rif - Resource Interchange File Format

rif icon.rif - Rockwell ADPCM format

empty icon.rif - MicroTik RouterOS dump

empty icon.rif - FRAMES receptor intakes

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RIF file extension - Corel Painter raster image

What is rif file? How to open rif files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

File extension rif is nowadays best known for the use in Corel Painter, a raster based graphics software for digital artist.

Based on original Fractal Painter for Macintosh system by Fractal Design, it has been acquired by Corel and rebranded several times, before ending up Corel Painter, with version 23 (2022) being the latest one.

A .rif file represents raster image projects saved in the Corel Painter, with all the changes done to the original picture.

Updated: August 28, 2023

The default software associated to open rif file:

Corel Painter icon

Corel Corporation logoCorel Painter  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Corel Corporation

Corel Painter is a raster graphic editor and illustrator that combines inventive drawing tools, Natural-Media brushes, image cloning capabilities and virtually unlimited customization options to one truly powerful digital art application.

Corel Painter for Mac icon

Corel Corporation logoCorel Painter for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Corel Corporation

Corel Painter for Mac is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking. Latest version is 2015.

Help how to open:

Use Corel Painter to open files with rif extension.

How to convert:

Export to other graphics format is certainly possible.

Find conversions from rif file:

rif to frm

rif to jpg

rif to pap

rif to pdf

rif to png

List of software applications associated to the .rif file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open rif file, edit rif file, convert rif file, view rif file, play rif 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 rif files.

Software that open rif file - Corel Painter raster image

Programs supporting the exension rif on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open rif file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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