XIF File Type

- The quick facts

What are XIF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XIF 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 an XIF file?

XIF files have multiple uses, and Extended Image File Format Bitmap is one of them.

Extended Image File Format Bitmap

The .xif or extended image format file extension is an extension for files originally created for the ScanSoft Pagis scanning software. It is an image file type designed as an extension to TIFF (Tag Image File Format) for storing text documents as images.

.xif image files can be separated into four layers: Text layer for optical character recognition (OCR), a layer of text colors, another for color image segment layer, and background tint layer.

The .xif file format is not frequently utilized anymore. XIF files contain streams of image information with text information that describes the document, and stores user annotations. Although it is extensible, the specification does not include macros or code that is executed on a user's system.

How to open XIF files

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

Programs that open Extended Image File Format Bitmap files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeVerified

Last updated: March 25, 2022

More file formats using the XIF extension

Through our research of XIF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Text Device Interface File Format

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ImagingImagingUser submitted
OmniPageOmniPageUser submitted
Sharpdesk ImagingSharpdesk ImagingUser submitted
PixBuilder StudioPixBuilder StudioUser submitted
Desktop ImagingDesktop ImagingUser submitted
PagisPagisUser submitted
Imaging per WindowsImaging per WindowsUser submitted
TextBridgeTextBridgeUser submitted
FotoCanvasFotoCanvasUser submitted
Visor Canon MultiPASSVisor Canon MultiPASSUser submitted

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