JIF File Type

- The quick facts

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?

A .JIF file is a Jeffs Image Format bitmap file. 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 10 different JIF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 22, 2021

Other 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 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

ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
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!

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.

Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
PixBuilder StudioPixBuilder StudioUser submitted
RealTimesRealTimesUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo Commander FREEAshampoo Photo Commander FREEUser submitted
eezPixeezPixUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JIF-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 JIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!