What is a .RGBA File And How To Open It – SGI (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .rgba extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .rgba file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .RGBA file?

The .RGBA file extension stands for RGB Bitmap. This file extension belongs to the developer SGI. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .rgba file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RGBA file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .RGBA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RGBA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .rgba file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ImageMagick software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use XnViewMP and ImageMagick software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RGBA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ImageMagick software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RGBA file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rgba file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the ImageMagick software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP and ImageMagick.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RGBA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ImageMagick software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RGBA file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rgba file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the ImageMagick software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use ImageMagick software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RGBA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ImageMagick software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RGBA file?

If you cannot open the .RGBA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .RGBA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rgd – Raft Developer, .rge – Microsoft, .rgf – The LEGO Group, .rgn – Garmin, .rgo – Cerience. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RGBA file with the ImageMagick, XnViewMP programs on Windows, ImageMagick, XnViewMP programs on Mac and ImageMagick software on Linux.