File Extension RLE

.RLE File

File extension: RLE
File type: Run Length Encoded Bitmap

Notes about the RLE file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The RLE file type is primarily associated with 'Run Length Encoded Bitmap'. A number of programs attempt to capture this file extension.

Detailed information for file extension RLE:

Primary association: Run Length Encoded Bitmap
File classification: Graphic
Mime type: application/rle, application/x-rle, image/rle, zz-application/zz-winassoc-rle
Identifying characters Hex: 42 4D , ASCII: BM
Program ID: ACDSee.RLE , GraphicsConverterPro.rle , IrfanView.rle , Paint.Picture , PaintShopPro8.Image , PhotoDraw.Document , Photoshop.BMPFile , SlowView BMP , and more
Related links: XnView, IrfanView

Other applications associated with file type RLE:

  • ADEX Corporation ChromaGraph Graphics Card (Bitmap Graphic)4-bit or 8-bit. Some ADEX files don't contain a palette; a second ADEX file which does contain the palette should be found in those cases. This association is classified as Graphic. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 50 49 43 54 00 08 , ASCII: PICT Related links: XnView
  • Golly (Data File) , Golly prefers to store patterns and pattern fragments in a simple concise textual format we call "Extended RLE" (it's a modified version of the RLE format created by Dave Buckingham). The data is run-length encoded which works well for sparse patterns while still being easy to interpret (either by a machine or by a person). ,
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
  • Utah Raster Toolkit Bitmap Image The Mime types used with this association are: application/rle, application/x-rle, image/rle, zz-application/zz-winassoc-rle. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 52 CC 00 00 00 00 , ASCII: R Related links: XnView
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .RLE

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACDSee32\ACDSee32.exe /v

ProgramID: ACDSee 6.0.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\6.0\ACDSee6.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACDSYS~1\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\HEWLET~1\PHOTOS~1\ACDSys\ACD\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee6.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\6.0\ACDSee6.exe %1

ProgramID: PaintShopPro8.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 8\Paint Shop Pro.exe /dde

ProgramID: PhotoDeluxeBusiness.BMPAndRLEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PhotoDeluxe BE 1.0\PBE.exe %1

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop 5.5\Photoshp.exe %1

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Photoshop Elements 2\PhotoshopElements.exe %1

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements3.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe %1

ProgramID: PSP.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PAINTS~1\PSP.EXE /dde

ProgramID: PSP5.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PAINTS~1\psp.exe /dde

ProgramID: PSP5.Image
EXEFile: F:\PAINT~14\Psp.exe /dde

ProgramID: PSP7.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\psp.exe /dde

ProgramID: PSP7.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Paint Shop Pro 7\psp.exe /dde

ProgramID: RLE_UV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Image Viewer and Converter\ImgViewer.exe %1

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: FotoCanvas2.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\FotoCanvas\2.0\FotoCanvas2.exe /dde

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2\PhotoshopElements.exe %1

ProgramID: PI3.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ulead Systems\Ulead PhotoImpact 6\iedit.exe %1

ProgramID: PhotoDeluxeBusiness.BMPAndRLEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PhotoDeluxe BE 1.1\PBE.exe %1

ProgramID: VuePrint
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\vuepro32.exe %1

ProgramID: MozillaBMP

ProgramID: View Station Document
EXEFile: C:\View\Station\Image.exe %1

ProgramID: UltimatePaint
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UP\upaint.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.rle
EXEFile: blank

ProgramID: DojoFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Slawdog\DOJOPL~1\Dojo.exe %1

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Photoshop.exe %1

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\PhotoSuite\RoxioPhotoSuite.EXE %1

ProgramID: PaintShopPro9.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 9\Paint Shop Pro 9.exe /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.rle
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe %1

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\PhotoshopElements.exe %1

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0\Photoshp.exe %1

ProgramID: PSP6.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PAINTS~1\psp.exe /dde

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MGI\MGI PhotoSuite 4\PhotoSuite.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACDSYS~1\ACDSEE~1\ACDSEE.EXE /dde

ProgramID: ACDSee 8.0.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0\ACDSee8.exe %1

ProgramID: sp_RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Shell Picture\ShellPicture.exe show %1

ProgramID: ACDSee.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\ACD\ACDSee\ACDSee(HP).exe /dde

ProgramID: PaintShopProX.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro X\Paint Shop Pro X.exe

ProgramID: PhotoDraw.Document

ProgramID: IrfanView.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\i_view32.exe

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile.9
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Photoshop.exe

ProgramID: Photoshop.BMPFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Photoshop.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee Pro.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0.Pro\ACDSee8Pro.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 8\PhotoSuite\PhotoSuite8.exe /Edit

ProgramID: rlefile
EXEFile: %systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe

ProgramID: SnapfireI.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\Corel Snapfire Plus\Corel Snapfire.exe

ProgramID: PhotoDeluxeBusiness.BMPAndRLEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Canon Creative\pdeluxe\PBE.exe

ProgramID: FotoCanvas.RLE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACDSYS~1\FOTOCA~1\FOTOCA~1.EXE

ProgramID: Paint.Picture
EXEFile: rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen

ProgramID: MozillaBMP

ProgramID: PV8.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0\eViewer.exe

ProgramID: PV1.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Explorer 7.0\eViewer.exe

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements.BMPFile.5
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements.BMPFile.4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

ProgramID: IrfanView.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IRFANV~1\i_view32.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\PhotoSuite 4\PhotoSuite.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\PhotoSuite\PhotoSuite7.exe

ProgramID: PV8.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic\eViewer.exe

ProgramID: PhotoFiltre.Bmp
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_Graphix\Suites\PhotoFiltre\PhotoFiltre.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\PhotoSuite 9\PhotoSuite9.exe /Edit

ProgramID: Image Broadway
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IMAGEB~1\IMAGEB5.EXE

ProgramID: iPE.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\Ipe20.exe

ProgramID: DigitalFotoMaker.5.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MAGIX\FOTO_M~1\FOTOMA~1.EXE

ProgramID: MyViewPad.rle
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\My ViewPad\MyViewPad.exe

ProgramID: PhotoshopElements.BMPFile.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

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