Files with xif suffix can be typically found as some older images in Xerox eXtended Image file format used to describe document.

There is one other file type using
the XIF file extension!

xif file icon.xif - LonMark device interface file

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Software that works with xif file extension

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XIF file extension - Xerox eXtended Image file

What is xif file? How to open xif files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

xif file icon: xif filetype icon

File extension The xif file extension is related to a specialized XIFF (eXtended Image File Format) image format developed and used by Xerox. Most likely abandoned and replaced by some current standard.

xiff files contains 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

It seems like this format was also adopted by some other programs like OmniPage, or TextBridge from Nuance.

MIME: image/vnd.xiff

This xif file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to xif file type:

OmniPage icon

Nuance Communications, Inc. logo OmniPage  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Nuance Communications, Inc.

OmniPage is optical character recognition software. It is used to convert paper documents to the editable digital document. OmniPage knows about 120 languages.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open XIF files:

Both XnView and IrfanView should be able to open and view *.xif files.

How to convert file with extension XIF:

It may be possible that the programs that can still access .xif image might be able to export them to some different format.

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List of software applications associated to the .xif file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xif file, edit xif file, convert xif file, view xif file, play xif file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the xif files.

  • Open xif file
  • Save xif file
  • Edit xif file
  • View xif file
  • Create xif file
  • Print xif file
  • Others xif file

Software that open xif file - Xerox eXtended Image file

Click on the link to get more information about OmniPage for open xif file action.

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