An iff file extension is related to the Amiga Interchange File format used to transfer documents to and from Commodore Amiga computers.

There are 3 other file types using
the IFF file extension!

empty icon.iff - Electronic Art Interchange file

empty icon.iff - Autodesk Maya image interchange format

empty icon.iff - SmartWare temporary merge data

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Software that open iff file

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IFF file extension - Amiga Interchange File format

What is iff file? How to open iff files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

iff file icon: iff filetype icon

The iff file extension is associated with Amiga Interchange File Format that is used to transfer documents to and from Commodore Amiga computers.

The iff file standard is extremely flexible, and allows all a few formats, not only images, including text to be stored inside an IFF file. IFF files can be exported from an Amiga to a PC. The format can also be created on a PC, but the extension of the file name will then change to LBM or to CE (Depending on the application).

However, the basic file structure remains the same. The standard form for IFF image files created on a PC is called ILBM. ILBM is formed by means of compressing all images as planes. This is much slower, but it means that these compressed files will be accessible by any application able to read an IFF file, even if they are exported back to an Amiga.

The iff file extension is also used by obsolete Sun TAAC Image format.

The default software associated to open iff file:

ACDSee Photo Manager icon

ACD Systems International Inc. logoACDSee Photo Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ACD Systems International Inc.

ACDSee Photo Manager is popular photo editor and manager for Microsoft Windows. ACDSee is able to open variety of graphics file formats as well as RAW photo image formats and convert them. ACDSee can edit, retouch and finalize photos and share them on popular photo banks such as flickr, Smugmug, SendPix.

ACDSee is used to organize and edit digital photos. ACDSee supports over 100 popular formats including BMP, GIF, IFF, JPG, PCX, PNG, PSD, RAS, RSB, SGI, TGA and TIFF.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Use XnView or other bitmap image viewer to view *.iff documents.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export *.iff files to other formats.

Find conversions from iff file:

iff to dds

iff to gif

iff to jpeg

iff to jpg

iff to mos

iff to png

iff to tiff

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jpeg to iff

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png to iff

ps to iff

psd to iff

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List of software applications associated to the .iff file extension

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Software that open iff file - Amiga Interchange File format

Programs supporting the exension iff on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open iff file action.

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