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.RLE File Extension

File Type 1Golly Simulation Pattern File

DeveloperGolly
Popularity
2.0 (4 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is an RLE file?

File created by Golly, a life-simulation game based off of Conway's Game of Life concept; saves the state of a simulation, which is stored as a two-dimensional grid; can also be saved as a compressed RLE file that uses the .RLE.GZ extension.

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Programs that open RLE files
Windows
Golly
Mac
Golly
Updated 3/16/2012

File Type 2Run Length Encoded Bitmap

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.RLE File Association 2

4 or 8-bit RLE-encoded bitmap image; basically a .DIB file that uses RLE (Run-length encoding) compression; common image format used in early versions of Windows and CompuServe software.

More Information

The RLE image format is the native format used by the Utah Raster Toolkit, a collection of programs and C routines for managing raster images.

Programs that open RLE files
Windows
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
Corel PaintShop Pro X9
ACD Systems Canvas X 16
Hamrick VuePrint
XnViewMP
BRL-CAD
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
XnViewMP
BRL-CAD
Linux
BRL-CAD
Updated 3/11/2010

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