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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.

What is a TIFF file?

A TIFF file is an graphics container that stores raster images. It may contain high-quality graphics that support color depths from 1 to 24-bit and supports both lossy and lossless compression. The file 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.

Programs that open TIFF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
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
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Roxio Toast 14
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Other image viewer
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Updated 4/19/2016