RLE File Type

- The quick facts

What are RLE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RLE 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 RLE file?

RLE files have multiple uses, and Autodesk Screencast video (intermediate format) is one of them.

Autodesk Screencast video (intermediate format)

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open RLE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the RLE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your RLE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: March 17, 2022

All known file formats using extension .RLE

While Autodesk Screencast video (intermediate format) is a popular type of RLE-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .RLE extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Run Length Encoded bitmap

We know that one RLE format is Run Length Encoded bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

RLE opener for Windows

We have identified 2 RLE openers that are compatible with this specific type of RLE file.

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

More file formats using the RLE extension

Through our research of RLE files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

CompuServe RLE bitmap

Golly Extended RLE

Intergraph Raster bitmap (Run-Length Encoded, 1-bit)

Utah Raster Toolkit bitmap

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionAdobe PhotoDeluxe Business EditionUser submitted
Adobe ImageReadyAdobe ImageReadyUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted
VuePrintVuePrintUser submitted