IFF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an IFF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .IFF files.

What is an IFF file?

IFF is an acronym for Interchange File Format. Files that contain the .iff file extension are used to exchange documents across multiple computer platforms, allowing a user running on one platform to share files with a user running on an entirely different computer platform.

The universal IFF file format was created by Electronic Arts. Files that contain the .iff file suffix may contain text, graphics and even audio data.

The Alias Wavefront software application also uses the .iff file extension. These IFF files contain image files that are created by the software.

The TextCraft software program also uses the .iff file suffix. The IFF files that are saved within this software application contain document files that have been created with the TextCraft program.

How to open IFF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension IFF for different purposes. We have identified 1 IFF opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of IFF file.

Programs that open these files

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Suggest another file format using extension IFF

While we know of one file format using the .IFF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .IFF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of IFF files. Remember, different programs may use IFF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
Adobe AuditionAdobe AuditionUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Cool Edit ProCool Edit ProUser submitted
AuditionAuditionUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IFF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IFF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!