IFF File Type

- The quick facts

What are IFF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an IFF file?

IFF files have multiple uses, and 12-bit RGB Bitmap Image is one of them.

12-bit RGB Bitmap Image File

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open IFF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the IFF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IFF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IFF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .IFF

While 12-bit RGB Bitmap Image File is a popular type of IFF-file, we know of 11 different uses of the .IFF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Interchange File Format Image 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 and Commodore. Files that contain the .iff file suffix may contain text, graphics, and even audio data.

IFF opener for Windows

We have identified 2 IFF openers that are compatible with this specific type of IFF file.

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

More file formats using the IFF extension

Through our research of IFF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

24-bit RGB Bitmap Image File

Amiga IFF 16SVX Audio File

Atari ST Interleaved Bitmap Image File

CD-I IFF Image Bitmap

Common Musical Score File

Deluxe Music Construction Set Music File

Maya IFF Bitmap Image File

Strike Commander Palette File

The Sims Object File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
Adobe AuditionAdobe AuditionUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
fcheckfcheckUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
Adobe Audition CCAdobe Audition CCUser submitted