RECOIL - Retro Computer Image Library

RECOIL understands 269 file formats, including:

Formats are listed below by origin computer family and filename extension. Alternative extensions are comma-separated.

Some pictures are composed of multiple files - they must share their filename and only differ by their extensions. Such formats are listed here with the plus sign combining the extensions. Some ports of RECOIL don't support multi-file pictures.

"2 frames" means the picture is composed of two quickly alternating frames so that a human perceives more colors (for example black alternated with gray looks like dark gray). On Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 this technique is commonly (but incorrectly) referred to as "interlace". On ZX Spectrum it is called "gigascreen". Likewise, "3 frames" means three different alternating pictures and more flickering. RECOIL displays such pictures by averaging frames into a static image.

You can find some sample files in examples.zip.

PlatformExtensionDescriptionResolutionDepthFrames
AmigaACBMAmiga Continuous Bitmap1
AmigaDEEPTVPaint16777216 colors1
AmigaHAM6Hold-And-Modify 64096 colors1
AmigaHAM8Hold-And-Modify 816777216 colors1
AmigaIFFInterchange File Format1
AmigaINFOIcon8 colors1
AmigaLBMInterleaved Bitmap1
AmigaDHR, DR, MP, BEAMMulti-palette4096 colors1
AmigaRGB8Turbo Silver16777216 colors1
AmigaRGBNTurbo Silver4096 colors1
AmigaSHAMSliced HAM4096 colors1
Amstrad CPCFNT8x8 fontmono1
Amstrad CPCHGBHinterGrundBild512x256mono1
Amstrad CPCSCR+PALAdvanced OCP Art Studio1
Amstrad CPCWIN+PALAdvanced OCP Art Studio1
Apple IIDHRDouble High-Resolution560x192mono1
Apple IIHGRHigh Resolution280x192mono1
Apple IISH3320x2003200 colors1
Apple IISHR320x200256 colors1
Apple IISPRSpritesmono1
Apple MacintoshMAC, PNTGMacPaint576x720mono1
Atari 8-bit256, AP280x96256 colors1
Atari 8-bit4MIAtariTools-800 4 missiles1
Atari 8-bit4PLAtariTools-800 4 players1
Atari 8-bit4PMAtariTools-800 4 players and 4 missiles1
Atari 8-bitA4RAnime 4ever80x25616-level grayscale1
Atari 8-bitACSAtariTools-800 font4 colors1
Atari 8-bitAGPAtariTools-800 graphic1
Atari 8-bitALLGraph160x1925 colors1
Atari 8-bitAP3, APV, DGI, DGP, ESC, ILC, PZM80x192256 colors2
Atari 8-bitAPC, PLM80x96256 colors1
Atari 8-bitAPLAtari Player Editor4 colors1
Atari 8-bitAPP80x192256 colors2
Atari 8-bitARTAscii-Art Editorup to 64x24mono1
Atari 8-bitARTArtist by David Eaton160x804 colors1
Atari 8-bitBG9, G09160x19216-level grayscale1
Atari 8-bitBGPBugbiter APAC239i80x239256 colors2
Atari 8-bitBKGMovie Maker background160x964 colors1
Atari 8-bitCCIChampions' Interlace (compressed)160x1922
Atari 8-bitCHRBlazing Paddles fontmono1
Atari 8-bitCINChampions' Interlaceup to 160x2002
Atari 8-bitCPIMarco Pixel Editor160x1924 colors1
Atari 8-bitCPRTrzmiel (compressed)320x192mono1
Atari 8-bitCUTCut Creator96x99mono1
Atari 8-bitDIN320x19210 colors2
Atari 8-bitDLMDir Logo Maker11x16mono1
Atari 8-bitDRGAtari CAD320x160mono1
Atari 8-bitFNT8x8 fontmono1
Atari 8-bitFWAFun with Art160x192128 colors1
Atari 8-bitG10Graphics 10up to 80x2409 colors1
Atari 8-bitG11Graphics 11up to 80x24016 colors1
Atari 8-bitGHGGephard Hires Graphicsup to 320x200mono1
Atari 8-bitGR7Graphics 7up to 160x1204 colors1
Atari 8-bitGR8Graphics 8up to 320x240mono1
Atari 8-bitGR9Graphics 9up to 80x24016-level grayscale1
Atari 8-bitHCI, HR2320x2005 colors2
Atari 8-bitHIPHard Interlace Picture160x20030-level grayscale2
Atari 8-bitHPMGrass' Slideshow160x1924 colors1
Atari 8-bitHR256x2393 colors2
Atari 8-bitICEInterlace Character Editor font2
Atari 8-bitICNICE CIN160x19280 colors2
Atari 8-bitIGEInterlace Graphics Editor128x9616 colors2
Atari 8-bitILDInterlace Logo Designer128x1287 colors2
Atari 8-bitIMNICE MIN160x19280 colors2
Atari 8-bitINGING 15160x2007 colors2
Atari 8-bitINP160x2007 colors2
Atari 8-bitINTINT95aup to 160x23916 colors2
Atari 8-bitIP2ICE PCIN+160x19245 colors2
Atari 8-bitIPCICE PCIN160x19235 colors2
Atari 8-bitIR2Super IRG 2160x19225 colors2
Atari 8-bitIRGSuper IRG160x19215 colors2
Atari 8-bitISTInterlace Studio160x2002
Atari 8-bitJGPJet Graphics Planner4 colors1
Atari 8-bitKPRKompresor do Animatora4 colors1
Atari 8-bitLDMLudek Maker4 colors1
Atari 8-bitLEOLarka Edytor Obiektów trybu $4+5 colors1
Atari 8-bitLUM+COLTechnicolor Dream80x119256 colors1
Atari 8-bitKFX56x60mono1
Atari 8-bitMAPEnvision1
Atari 8-bitMAPEnvisionPC1
Atari 8-bitMAXXL-Paint MAX160x1922
Atari 8-bitMBGMad Designer512x256mono1
Atari 8-bitMCHGraph2Fontup to 176x240128 colors1
Atari 8-bitMCPMcPainter160x20016 colors2
Atari 8-bitMCPPParadox160x10016 colors1
Atari 8-bitMCS160x1929 colors1
Atari 8-bitMGPMagic Painter160x961
Atari 8-bitMICMicro Illustrator / Graphics 15up to 160x2404 colors1
Atari 8-bitMICAtariGraphics160x1924 colors1
Atari 8-bitMISAtariTools-800 missile2x240mono1
Atari 8-bitNLQDaisy-Dot fontmono1
Atari 8-bitPICKoala MicroIllustrator160x1924 colors1
Atari 8-bitPLAAtariTools-800 player8x240mono1
Atari 8-bitPMDPMG Designer by Henryk Karpowicz1
Atari 8-bitRAPVidig Paint80x19216 colors1
Atari 8-bitRAWXL-Paint MAX160x19216 colors2
Atari 8-bitRGBColorViewSquashup to 160x1923
Atari 8-bitRIPRocky Interlace Pictureup to 320x2391 or 2
Atari 8-bitRM0Rambrandt160x9699 colors1
Atari 8-bitRM1Rambrandt80x192256 colors1
Atari 8-bitRM2Rambrandt80x192104 colors1
Atari 8-bitRM3Rambrandt80x192128 colors1
Atari 8-bitRM4Rambrandt160x19299 colors1
Atari 8-bitRYSMamut160x964 colors1
Atari 8-bitSGESemi-Graphic logos Editor40x24mono1
Atari 8-bitSHCSAMAR Hi-res Interlace with Map of Colours320x1922
Atari 8-bitSHPBlazing Paddles shape tablemono1
Atari 8-bitSHPMovie Maker shapes160x964 colors1
Atari 8-bitSIFSuper-IRG Font4 colors2
Atari 8-bitSPCThe Graphics Magician Picture Painter160x192128 colors1
Atari 8-bitSXS16x16 fontmono1
Atari 8-bitTIPTaquart Interlace Pictureup to 160x1192
Atari 8-bitTXETexture Editor by Mikey80x9616-level grayscale1
Atari 8-bitTXS16x1616-level grayscale1
Atari 8-bitVZIVertiZontal Interlacing160x20031-level grayscale2
Atari 8-bitWNDBlazing Paddles windowup to 160x1924 colors1
Atari 8-bitXLPXL-Paintup to 160x2007 colors2
Atari PortfolioPGC240x64mono1
Atari PortfolioPGF240x64mono1
Atari ST/STEARTArt Director320x20016 colors1
Atari ST/STEBL1DEGAS Elite block16 colors1
Atari ST/STEBL2DEGAS Elite block4 colors1
Atari ST/STEBL3DEGAS Elite blockmono1
Atari ST/STEBRUDEGAS Elite brush8x8mono1
Atari ST/STECA1CrackArt320x20016 colors1
Atari ST/STECA2CrackArt640x2004 colors1
Atari ST/STECA3CrackArt640x400mono1
Atari ST/STECPTCanvas (compressed)1
Atari ST/STEDOODoodle640x400mono1
Atari ST/STEDU1, DUO416x273136 colors2
Atari ST/STEDU2832x27310 colors2
Atari ST/STEGFBDeskPic1
Atari ST/STEICNDEGAS Elite iconmono1
Atari ST/STEIFFInterchange File Format1
Atari ST/STEIMGGEM Bit Image1
Atari ST/STEMPPMulti Palette Pictureup to 416x2731 or 2
Atari ST/STENEONEOchrome1
Atari ST/STENEONEOchrome Master512 colors1
Atari ST/STENEO+RSTNEOchrome Master320x200512 colors1
Atari ST/STEPACSTAD640x400mono1
Atari ST/STEPC1DEGAS Elite320x20016 colors1
Atari ST/STEPC2DEGAS Elite640x2004 colors1
Atari ST/STEPC3DEGAS Elite640x400mono1
Atari ST/STEPCSPhotoChrome320x1991 or 2
Atari ST/STEPI1DEGASup to 416x56016 colors1
Atari ST/STEPI2DEGAS640x2004 colors1
Atari ST/STEPI3DEGAS640x400mono1
Atari ST/STEPL4320x200256 colors2
Atari ST/STESPCSpectrum 512 (compressed)320x1994096 colors1
Atari ST/STESPSSpectrum 512 (smooshed)320x199512 colors1
Atari ST/STESPUSpectrum 512320x1994096 colors1
Atari ST/STETN1Tiny Stuff320x20016 colors1
Atari ST/STETN2Tiny Stuff640x2004 colors1
Atari ST/STETN3Tiny Stuff640x400mono1
Atari ST/STETNYTiny Stuff1
Atari ST/STEXIMGExtended GEM Bit Image1
Atari FalconDC1, DGCDuneGraph (compressed)320x200256 colors1
Atari FalconDELDelmPaint320x240256 colors1
Atari FalconDG1, DGUDuneGraph320x200256 colors1
Atari FalconDPHDelmPaint640x480256 colors1
Atari FalconFTCFalcon True Color384x24065536 colors1
Atari FalconGODGodPaint65536 colors1
Atari FalconPI4, PI9Fuckpaintup to 320x240256 colors1
Atari FalconPNT, TPIPrism Paint1
Atari FalconTIMG32768 colors1
Atari FalconTRPEggPaint65536 colors1
Atari FalconTRUIndyPaint65536 colors1
Atari FalconXGA65536 colors1
BBC MicroBB0Mode 0640x256mono1
BBC MicroBB1Mode 1320x2564 colors1
BBC MicroBB2Mode 2160x2568 colors1
BBC MicroBB4Mode 4320x256mono1
BBC MicroBB5Mode 5160x2564 colors1
BBC MicroBBGLdPicup to 640x2561
Commodore 16P4Iup to 320x200121 colors1
Commodore 644BTGoDot320x20016 colors1
Commodore 6464C8x8 fontmono1
Commodore 64A64, WIGWigmore Artist 64160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64AAS, ARTArt Studio320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64AFLAFLI-editor v2.0 by Topaz Beerlin296x20016 colors1
Commodore 64AMIAmica Paint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64BFLIBig FLI148x40016 colors1
Commodore 64BML, FLIFLI Graph 2.2 by Blackmail148x20016 colors1
Commodore 64CDUCDU-Paint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64CHECheese160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64CWGCreate with Garfield160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64DDDoodle320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64DOLDolphin Ed160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64DRL, DLPDrazlaceup to 320x2002
Commodore 64DRZ, DRPDrazpaint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64ECIECI Graphic Editor296x2002
Commodore 64ECPECI Graphic Editor (compressed)296x2002
Commodore 64FD2FLI Designer148x20016 colors1
Commodore 64FFLI148x2002
Commodore 64FLIFLI148x20016 colors1
Commodore 64FPTFace Painter160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64FUN, FP2Funpaint296x2002
Commodore 64GCD, MON320x200mono1
Commodore 64GGKoala Painter (compressed)320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64GUN, IFLGunpaint296x2002
Commodore 64HBM, HIR, GIH, FGSHires-Bitmap320x200mono1
Commodore 64HEDHi-Eddi320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64HFCHires FLI by Crest296x11216 colors1
Commodore 64HIMHires Manager by Cosmos296x19216 colors1
Commodore 64HLFHires Interlace by Feniks320x2002
Commodore 64HPCHi-Pic Creator320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64IHEInterlace Hires Editor320x2003 colors2
Commodore 64IPHInterpaint320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64IPTInterpaint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64ISMImage System160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64JJDoodle (compressed)320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64GIG, KLA, KOAKoala Painter160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64LP3Logo Painter 3/3+160x4004 colors1
Commodore 64MCITrue Paint320x2002
Commodore 64MILMicro Illustrator160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64MLEMulti-Lace Editor320x5610 colors2
Commodore 64OCPAdvanced Art Studio160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64P64Picasso 64160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64PIBlazing Paddles160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64PMGPaint Magic160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64RPRainbow Painter160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64RPMRun Paint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64SARSaracen Paint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 64VICup to 320x20016 colors1
Commodore 64VIDVidcom 64Paint160x20016 colors1
Commodore 128VBMVDC BitMapmono1
MSXMAG, MAXMaki-chan Graphics1
MSXSC2, GRPScreen 2256x19215 colors1
MSXSC5, GE5Screen 5256x21216 colors1
MSXSC7, GE7Screen 7512x21216 colors1
MSXSC8, PICScreen 8256x212256 colors1
MSXSCAScreen 10256x21212515 colors1
MSXSCC, SRS, YJKScreen 12256x21219268 colors1
MSXSR5+PL5Graph Saurus256x21216 colors1
MSXSR7+PL7Graph Saurus512x21216 colors1
MSXSR8Graph Saurus256x212256 colors1
NEC PC-88MAGMaki-chan Graphics8 colors1
NEC PC-98MAG, MKIMaki-chan Graphics256 colors1
NEC PC-98Q4XLD4640x40016 colors1
OricCHS6x8 fontmono1
OricHIR, HRS240x2008 colors1
PCEPAAward BIOS logo1
PCMSPMicrosoft Paint version 1 or 2mono1
PlayStationTIMTIM32768 colors1
SAM CoupeSCS4Mode 4256x19216 colors1
Sharp X68000PIC65536 colors1
TRS-80HR640x240mono1
TRS-80 Color ComputerCLP40x56mono1
TRS-80 Color ComputerGRF, MAX, P41, PIX256x192mono1
TRS-80 Color ComputerP11128x964 colors1
ZX81PSinclair BASIC32x24mono1
ZX Spectrum3256x1928 colors3
ZX SpectrumATRAttributes32x2415 colors1
ZX SpectrumCH44x8 fontmono1
ZX SpectrumCH66x8 fontmono1
ZX SpectrumCH88x8 fontmono1
ZX SpectrumHLRAttributes Gigascreen32x242
ZX SpectrumIFLMulticolor 8x2256x19215 colors1
ZX SpectrumIMGGigascreen256x1922
ZX SpectrumMCMulticolor 8x1256x19215 colors1
ZX SpectrumMG1MultiArtist 8x1256x1922
ZX SpectrumMG2MultiArtist 8x2256x1922
ZX SpectrumMG4MultiArtist 8x4256x1922
ZX SpectrumMG8MultiArtist 8x8256x1922
ZX SpectrumMLT256x19215 colors1
ZX SpectrumRGB256x1928 colors3
ZX SpectrumSCR256x19215 colors1
ZX SpectrumSCRULAplus256x19264 colors1
ZX SpectrumZXPZX-Paintbrush256x19215 colors1

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