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What is a RIF file?
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: