TIFF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a TIFF file?

A .TIFF file is a Tagged Image File Format Bitmap file. TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format and is an image file format. Files with the .tiff extension contain graphics containers that store vector and raster images in both lossless and lossy compression formats. The TIFF file format supports any image resolution and black and white, gray-scale, and color images. The TIFF file format was created as a standard image format to save high-quality images that could be used across multiple computer platforms. The .tiff file extension is interchangeable with the .tif file extension - we have descriptions of multiple TIF/TIFF formats on our TIF file page.

How to open TIFF 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 TIFF for different purposes. We have identified 1 TIFF opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TIFF file.

Programs that open these files

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Suggest another file format using extension TIFF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Microsoft Office Document ImagingMicrosoft Office Document ImagingUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TIFF-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 TIFF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!