What are RIF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a RIF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your RIF 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 other uses 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
Last updated: February 24, 2023
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.
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 ten different RIF openers which you will find listed below.
CyberLink Image Format
We know that one RIF format is CyberLink Image Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
MicroTik RouterOS Debug Dump
We know that one RIF format is MicroTik RouterOS Debug Dump. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Rockwell ADPCM Audio
We know that one RIF format is Rockwell ADPCM Audio. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
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 Pro||User submitted|
|Corel Painter Essentials||User submitted|
|procreate Painter Classic||User submitted|
|Corel Painter Classic||User submitted|
|MetaCreations Painter Classic||User submitted|
|ImageStream, ISX, FlowSight||User submitted|
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