RIF File

What are RIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RIF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a RIF file?

RIF files have multiple uses, and Corel Painter Raster Image Format Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Corel Painter Raster Image Format Bitmap

These files are raster image files created in the Corel Painter image editing application. The RIF files contain raster graphics, floating objects, and other image properties.

The RIF file format allows a user to keep the actual image painting separate from the canvas of the image so the canvas can be edited later.

How to open RIF files

We have identified one RIF opener that is compatible with this specific type of RIF file.

Programs that open Corel Painter Raster Image Format Bitmap files

Corel PainterCorel PainterVerified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .RIF

While Corel Painter Raster Image Format Bitmap is a popular type of RIF-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .RIF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Zoetrope Animation

These files contain an animation created in the Zoetrope animation software for the Amiga, a home computer popular in the 1990s.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RIF openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the RIF extension

Through our research of RIF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • CyberLink Image Format
  • MicroTik RouterOS Debug Dump
  • Rockwell ADPCM Audio

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of RIF files. Remember, different programs may use RIF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
Corel Painter EssentialsCorel Painter EssentialsUser submitted
CADSTARCADSTARUser submitted
procreate Painter Classicprocreate Painter ClassicUser submitted
PainterPainterUser submitted
Corel Painter ClassicCorel Painter ClassicUser submitted
MetaCreations Painter ClassicMetaCreations Painter ClassicUser submitted
ImageStream, ISX, FlowSightImageStream, ISX, FlowSightUser submitted
MusicPageMusicPageUser submitted

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