RGBE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rgbe - Radiance RGB Map Data

The RGBE graphic files are related to Radiance. The RGBE file is a Radiance RGB Map Data. Radiance is a highly accurate ray-tracing software system for UNIX computers that is licensed at no cost in source form.

Graphic files
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Radiance RGB Map Data related extensions:
Radiance Ambient Data
Radiance Function File
Radiance Data File
Radiance Map Data
Radiance Octree
Radiance Scene

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

Can't open a .rgbe 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 .rgbe file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

gbe, rbe, rgb, rge

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SGI Image
Q0 Bitmap Image
Gamebook Engine Data
RealView Debugger Connection Properties
ZX Spectrum RGB Image
Microsoft Entourage Archive

Operating systems

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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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