CompuServe RLE

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File Format
Name CompuServe RLE
Ontology
Extension(s) .rle

CompuServe RLE is a bi-level image format that was used by the CompuServe on-line service. In some ways, it is the predecessor of GIF.

The image dimensions are either 128×96 or 256×192. Images are RLE-compressed.

Files consist entirely of ASCII characters, though some are control characters.

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Identification

Files begin with bytes 0x1B 0x47 0x4D (128×96) or 0x1B 0x47 0x48 (256×192).

Software

  • Netpbm (starting with version 10.48): cistopbm, pbmtocis

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