What are TIFF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TIFF 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 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

We have identified five TIFF openers that are compatible with this specific type of TIFF file.

Programs that open Tagged Image File Format Bitmap files

Last updated: December 24, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Microsoft Office Document ImagingMicrosoft Office Document ImagingDiscontinued
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted

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