BL file format description

Many people share .bl files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bl file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bl files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bl - Binary Linework TIFF Image

The BL graphic files are related to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. The BL file is a Binary Linework TIFF Image. TIFF (originally standing for Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for storing images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry. The Windows Picture and Fax Viewer seems to be no longer supported.

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Graphic files
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Binary Linework TIFF Image related extensions:
Genuine Fractals Image STN
Sony Playstation TIM Image
IBM LinkWay Graphics Data
MNG Portable Network JPEG Format Image
PhotoVista Panorama Graphic
Atari ST DeskPic Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bl files. Be especially cautious with .bl files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bl file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bl file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

b1, bi, bk, bm, bo, bp, fl, gl, hl, lb, nl, vl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

AMPL NL Problem File
SoundMon 2.0 Music Data
Citrix Program Neighborhood Database File
Binary Picture TIFF Image
Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image
BSC Intermediate Object

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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