Files with tiff extension are bitmap images in the Tagged Image File Format. Usually having the extension TIF, it's one of the more common graphics file types.

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TIFF file extension - Aldus Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) bitmap image

What is tiff file? How to open tiff files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

tiff file icon: tiff filetype icon

The tiff file extension is used for one of the common graphics format.

Tagged Image File Format - one of the most widely supported lossless (does not lose information during compression) file formats for storing bit-mapped images (both PCs and Macintosh computers).
TIFF graphics can be any resolution, in black and white, gray-scaled, or color. Is used un-compressed or LZW compressed.
Many different formats (Uncompressed, Huffman compressed, Jpeg,LZW,CCITT3/4, G3 FAX, G4 FAX, Packed Bits).

TIFF/IT is a standard for the exchange of digital adverts and complete pages. TIFF/IT files only contain bitmap data, no vector data. The files are not rasterized (although they could be) but they contain 256 graylevels per channel. TIFF/IT is the abbreviation of Tagged Image File Format/Image Technology.

As the name indicates, TIFF/IT is based on the well known TIFF standard. Because the TIFF/IT standard is very flexible, a subset of the standard was devised that is called TIFF/IT P1. P1 is limited to CMYK jobs. It does not support spot colours. When most people talk about TIFF/IT, they refer to the P1 version. A P2 version was in the works for a long time and may never make it, given the decreasing popularity of TIFF/IT.

TIFF/IT has only been successful in some markets like the exchange of adds for newspapers or magazines and the exchange of pages for magazine printers. In the past years, its role has largely been taken over by the PDF file format, more specifically PDF/X-1a.

From around 2000 to 2004 a number of companies selling TIFF/IT related products announced products in which TIFF/IT data were encapsulated in PDF files. This merging of these two formats, with PDF offering wide industry support and TIFF/IT’s proven track record of reliability, was an interesting concept but I don’t think any of these hybrid formats are still in widespread use. RIPs would frequently choke on such files and vendors were reluctant to actively support odd file formats.

MIME types:
image/tif
image/x-tif
image/tiff
image/x-tiff
application/tif
application/x-tif
application/tiff
application/x-tiff

The default software associated to tiff file type:

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

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 TIFF files:

You can use most graphic-design programs to open the file. TIFF is a standard, uncompressed graphic file format that can be read by many graphics and imaging programs.

How to convert file with extension TIFF:

You can use most graphic-design programs to convert the file (ACDSee).

Find conversions from tiff file:

tiff to ai

tiff to cdr

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tiff to pdf

tiff to pes

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List of software applications associated to the .tiff 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 tiff file, edit tiff file, convert tiff file, view tiff file, play tiff file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 tiff files.

  • Open tiff file
  • Save tiff file
  • Edit tiff file
  • View tiff file
  • Convert tiff file
  • Create tiff file
  • Import tiff file
  • Export tiff file
  • Print tiff file
  • Others tiff file

Software that open tiff file - Aldus Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) bitmap image

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