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.RLE File Extension

File Type 1Run Length Encoded Bitmap

2.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files


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

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 3/11/2010

File Type 2Golly Simulation Pattern File

1.8 (5 Votes)
CategoryGame Files


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

.RLE File Association 2

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 3/16/2012

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