JFIF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a JFIF file?

A .JFIF file is a JPEG File Interchange Format file. The JFIF file format is the successor of the JIF file format. Both are variations of JPEG image files that were invented in 1992. The JIF file format had some shortcomings that made it difficult to make encoders and decoders compatible, and the JFIF format tried to improve this. JFIF has later been superseded by the newer Exif format.

So, in short, JFIF files are actually JPEG image files using a slightly different file format, which is now obsolete.

How to open JFIF 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 JFIF for different purposes. We have identified 2 JFIF openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of JFIF file.

Programs that open these files

ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension JFIF

While we know of one file format using the .JFIF 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 .JFIF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
fcheckfcheckUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
FastPictureViewerFastPictureViewerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Office Picture ManagerMicrosoft Office Picture ManagerUser submitted
RealTimesRealTimesUser submitted
PixBuilder StudioPixBuilder StudioUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JFIF-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 JFIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!