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.TIF File Extension

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File Type 1Tagged Image File

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

High-quality graphics format often used for storing images with many colors, such as digital photos; short for "TIFF;" includes support for layers and multiple pages.

More Information

TIFF files can be saved in an uncompressed (lossless) format or may incorporate .JPEG (lossy) compression. They may also use LZW lossless compression, which reduces the TIFF file size, but does not reduce the quality of the image.

View the TIFF definition.

Program(s) that open .TIF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
ACD Systems Canvas 15
Nuance PaperPort 14
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Other image viewer
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
ACD Systems ACDSee Mac Pro 3
Roxio Toast 14
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Other image viewer
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP
Other image viewer
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
iOS LogoiOS
Google Drive
Android LogoAndroid
Google Drive
Updated 8/3/2015

File Type 2GeoTIFF Image

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.5 (20 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

TIFF-compliant geospatial image file created in the GeoTIFF format; contains geographic or cartographic data embedded as tags within the file; enables users to embed GIS data in the file without deviating from the TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) format.

More Information

Since GeoTIFF files contain coordinates, GIS applications can map specific regions of the raster image to latitude and longitude coordinates.

NOTE: The GeoTIFF format uses the extensible features of the TIFF specification to add tagged metadata to the image.

Program(s) that open .TIF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Geosoft Oasis montaj
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
The MathWorks MATLAB
ERDAS IMAGINE
GDAL
Updated 1/7/2011