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.TIFF File Extension

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File TypeTagged Image File Format

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryRaster Image Files


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


Graphics container that can store both raster and vector images; may contain high-quality graphics that support color depths from 1 to 24-bit; supports both lossy and lossless compression; also supports multiple layers and pages.

More Information

TIFF files were designed to be a standard image format for saving high-quality color images on multiple computer platforms. They are also very commonly seen with the .TIF extension.

The TIFF format was originally developed by Aldus, who merged with Adobe Systems in 1994.

Program(s) that open .TIFF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Nuance PaperPort 14
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
Other image viewer
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
Roxio Toast 14
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Other image viewer
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
Updated 8/3/2015