What are JIF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a JIF 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 JIF file?
JIF files have multiple uses, and Jeffs Image Format Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Jeffs Image Format Bitmap
An old image file format similar to GIF. The GIF file format uses a patented compression algorithm to reduce the size of the images. This JIF-format was an attempt to create an image format with similar benefits, but using a compression algorithm that is not patented. It never gained widespread use and today the PNG file format is used instead.
How to open JIF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the JIF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your JIF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different JIF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: April 20, 2023
All known file formats using extension .JIF
While Jeffs Image Format Bitmap is a popular type of JIF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .JIF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
JPEG Interchange Format
The JIF file extension is used for image files saved in the "JPEG Interchange Format" file format. It was invented in 1992 and is no longer a widely used format. Newer versions of JPEG image files have taken over, as JIF had limitations with regards to e.g. color definitions that caused problems with compatibility between encoders and decoders (viewers).
JIF opener for Windows
We have identified 2 JIF openers that are compatible with this specific type of JIF file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of JIF files. Remember, different programs may use JIF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Corel PaintShop Pro||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|PixBuilder Studio||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander FREE||User submitted|
|Procomm Plus Image Viewer||User submitted|
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