RLE (.rle)


    • Raster image format.
    • A very simple lossless data compression.
    • Compresses image data using run-length encoding.
    • Efficient in compressing black-and-white images.
    • Plain text format.
    • Superseded by other raster formats such as GIF.

Import & Export

  • Import["file.rle"] imports an RLE file, returning an Image object.
  • Import["file.rle",elem] imports the specified element from an RLE file.
  • The import format can be specified with Import["file","RLE"] or Import["file",{"RLE",elem,}].
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import and Export.
  • ImportString supports the RLE format.

Import Elements

  • General Import elements:
  • "Elements" list of elements and options available in this file
    "Rules"full list of rules for each element and option
    "Options"list of rules for options, properties and settings
  • Initial state data representation elements:
  • "Data"an array of data values for the initial state
    "Graphics"a Graphics object
    "Image"an Image object
  • Metadata elements:
  • "Comments"comments stored in the file
    "ImageSize"size of the imported raster


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Import an RLE image:

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Introduced in 2018
Updated in 2019