.RIF File Extension

.RIF File Extension

File Type

Painter Raster Image File

Developer Corel
3.3  |  6 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a RIF file?

An RIF file is a raster image created by Corel Painter (formerly MetaCreations Painter), a program used for digital painting. It contains an image that may include brushstrokes, pencil sketches, image hose graphics, and various other painted elements. RIF files may also be seen with the less common .RIFF file extension.

More Information
Screenshot of a .rif file in Corel Painter 2020
RIF file open in Corel Painter 2020

Corel Painter is used by both casual and professional artists to create digital paintings. The program includes several different types of brushes, canvases, and drawing tools and also integrates with pen displays and drawing tablets for freehand drawing.

The RIF file is the primary file type used by Painter to store the images created in Painter. RIF files retain all project information, which typically makes them larger than standard raster image formats, such as .GIF or .JPG files. Also, RIF files are saved separate from the canvas, which enables the painter to experiment with different canvas textures later.

Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open RIF files

Updated July 3, 2019

Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the Painter Raster Image file format and Mac and Windows apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.