.RLE File Extension

File Type 1

Run Length Encoded Bitmap

Developer N/A
3.0  |  5 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is an RLE file?

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.

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Programs that open RLE files

Updated March 11, 2010
File Type 2

Golly Simulation Pattern File

Developer Golly
2.0  |  6 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

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.

Programs that open RLE files

Updated March 16, 2012

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