RIF is the Corel Painter native format, which retains special information about your document. For example, a RIF file maintains layers so that you can return to the file to re-access them.
It is a good idea to always save files in RIF format first. Think of RIF files as "work-in-progress" files. When a file is ready for production, then save it to GIF, JPEG, TIF, or another file format.
Corel Painter lets you compress files and save disk space with a lossless compression method. When saving in RIF format, leave the Uncompressed option disabled to minimize the file size on your hard disk.
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