.RIF File Extension

Painter Raster Image

Developer Corel
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What is a RIF file?

An RIF file is a raster image created by Corel Painter, a program used for digital painting. It contains an image with various Painter elements, including brushstrokes, pencil sketches, and image hose graphics. RIF files may also bear the less common .RIFF file extension.

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Screenshot of a .rif file in Corel Painter 2023
RIF file open in Corel Painter 2023

Casual and professional artists use Corel Painter to create digital paintings. The program includes several different types of brushes, canvases, and drawing tools, and it also integrates with pen displays and drawing tablets for freehand drawing.

Painter primarily saves users' drawing and image editing projects as RIF files. RIF files retain all project information, typically making them larger than standard raster image formats, such as .GIF or .JPG files. Also, RIF files are saved separately from the canvas, allowing artists to experiment with different textures later.

NOTE: Corel Painter was formerly MetaCreations Painter.

How to open a RIF file

You can open a RIF file with Corel Painter (Windows, Mac). To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar.

How to convert a RIF file

Corel Painter can convert RIF files to various file types, including the following formats:

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .PSD - Adobe Photoshop Document
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