Files with rle file extension are typically encountered by users as  raster images in one of the many formats that used this extension.

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Software that open rle file

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RLE file extension - Raster image

What is rle file? How to open rle files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The rle file extension is traditionally used for one of the many raster (bitmap) image formats. These can be generally still open in program like XnView.

Of the most common incarnations of RLE format include:

  • Utah raster bitmap image - format developed by Spencer Thomas at the University of Utah Department of Computer Science. The first version appeared around 1983. 
  • ADEX Corporation Chromagraph series of graphics.
  • Intergraph image format

Help how to open:

Several graphics editors or specialized converters still support RLE format and should be able to conver the data.

How to convert:

Raster files can be typically converted between different formats.

Find conversions from rle file:

rle to bmp

rle to png

Find converter to rle file type:

epi to rle

List of software applications associated to the .rle 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 rle file, edit rle file, convert rle file, view rle file, play rle 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 rle files.

Software that open rle file - Raster image

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

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