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.BIF File Extension

File Type 1Boot Information File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.7 (33 Votes)
CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatN/A

What is a BIF file?

Contains information used to boot a computer from a disc, such as a CD or DVD; created MagicISO, UltraISO, and other disc authoring programs; enables the creation of bootable CDs and DVDs and can be used by multiple discs.

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Updated 1/29/2016

File Type 2BioWare Infinity Engine File

DeveloperBioWare
Popularity
3.6 (11 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

.BIF File Association 2

Game resource file used by BioWare's Infinity Engine, as well as some games created with the subsequent Aurora Engine; can store various data including graphics, sound, map information, and dialog; used as a container for packaging game data.

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BIF files are used for games such as Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, The Witcher, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Programs that open BIF files

Windows
Updated 9/23/2015

File Type 3Get Backup Project File

DeveloperBeLight Software
Popularity
4.0 (10 Votes)
CategoryBackup Files
FormatBinary

.BIF File Association 3

Backup project file created by Get Backup, a backup and restore application for Mac OS X; stores settings for a backup that may be for the user's iPhoto library, Apple Mail email, iTunes library, Documents folder, or Address Book; allows the original files to be restored.

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NOTE: A version of Get Backup is included with Roxio Toast disc authoring software. It is called Get Backup RE (Roxio Edition).

Programs that open BIF files

Mac
Updated 4/13/2011

File Type 4Ventana Whole Slide Image

DeveloperVentana Medical Systems
Popularity
3.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

.BIF File Association 4

A BIF file is a slide specimen image created by a Ventana Medical Systems digital slide scanner. It contains a series of TIFF images, which slide-viewing applications combine into one composite image. BIF files are sometimes saved with the .tif file extension.

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Digital slide scanners allow pathologists to scan and create digital copies of slide specimens. Pathologists can then open and examine these images in slide-viewing applications. Ventana digital slide scanners save slide specimen images as BIF or TIF files.

BIF files contain multiple images saved at different sizes and resolutions, which slide-viewing applications combine into one image. This allows pathologists to zoom in and out on a slide image, to view specimen sections in more or less detail. The files also contain XML metadata that defines how the images the file contains should be combined, as well as which image should be used as the file's thumbnail.

How do I open a BIF file?

Those who do not have access to a Ventana digital slide scanner and its accompanying software can open BIF files using OpenSlide (cross-platform), ImageJ (cross-platform), or NetScope Viewer (Windows). Note that you may not be able to zoom correctly when viewing a BIF file in non-Ventana applications.

Programs that open BIF files

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Updated 4/29/2021

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