Open TIF File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

  • File type: Tagged Image
  • Extension: .TIF


TIF files are very high-quality image or graphics format which are often used specially for storing images that contain many colors such as digital photographs or pictures. It is short for ‘TIFF’ which is an image compression algorithm which is a lossless compression and it has support for multiple layers and pages.

These TIFF format files are often saved in an uncompressed lossless format but alternatively they can also incorporate .JPEG or loose compression format.

They also support LZW lossless compression algorithm which reduces the size of the image substantially but does not affect the quality of the image.


Detailed information 

These are some programs and openers recommended.

Category: Image File
File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows: Other image viewer, The Logo Creator, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Nuance OmniPage Professional, Nuance PaperPort, ACD Systems Canvas, ACDSee Photo Manager, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X4
Open with Linux: N/A
We don’t have any information in our database about an online converter or the conversion of this format extension.