Files with tfw file extension can be found as GIS world files from ESRI ArcView. A tfw files are stored in simple text format and saved as separate file along *.tif image.

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

empty icon.tfw - MrSID data

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Software that open tfw file

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TFW file extension - ArcView world data

What is tfw file? How to open tfw files?

The tfw file extension is related to ESRI ArcView GIS software.

The tfw file contains world data (rotational information and the world coordinates) for a tif image.

These world files must be in ASCII text format and stored in the same directory or folder as the image file.

The default software associated to open tfw file:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

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ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open:

Use ArcView to view content of *.tfw files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export tfw files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .tfw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open tfw file, edit tfw file, convert tfw file, view tfw file, play tfw 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 tfw files.

Software that open tfw file - ArcView world data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with tfw file by default:
ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) small icon ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)
Other suggested software:
Global Mapper

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