JFIF File Type

- The quick facts

What are JFIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JFIF 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 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 JFIF has later been superseded by the newer Exif format.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

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

Programs that open JPEG File Interchange Format files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeVerified

Last updated: March 13, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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