.TFW File Extension

World File for TIFF

Developer ESRI
3.0  |  13 Votes

What is a TFW file?

TIFF world file used by GIS applications; contains the location, scale, and rotation of a map that is stored as a TIFF image; often used for saving the world location of an aerial satellite photograph; uses the same format as JPEG World files (.JPW).

More Information

TFW files are saved in a plain text format. They store a series of lines that specify the X and Y pixel size, rotational information, and the world coordinates for the top-left corner of the image.

NOTE: TFW world files do not store actual image data, but are typically saved as a separate file alongside a .TIF file.

Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open or reference TFW files

Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the World File for TIFF file format and Windows and Linux apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.