Open TIF File format – Programs, How to view and convert online

Aldus Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) bitmap image definition and 4 other types and linked programs information.


The File extension tif is used by the following type(s):

Aldus Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) bitmap image

The TIF file extension is traditionally used for Tagged Image File Format – one of the most widely supported lossless (does not lose information during compression) file formats for storing bit-mapped images (both PCs and Macintosh computers).

TIFF/IT is a standard for the exchange of digital adverts and complete pages. TIFF/IT files only contain bitmap data, no vector data. The files are not rasterized (although they could be) but they contain 256 graylevels per channel.

MIME: image/tif, image/x-tif, image/tiff, image/x-tiff, application/tif, application/x-tif, application/tiff, application/x-tiff

Programsthat open tif files:

  • Ability Photopaint (Microsoft Windows)
  • ACDSee Photo Manager
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Adobe Illustrator ( Windows)
  • Adobe Illustrator for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Easy-PhotoPrint EX (multiplatform software)
  • FastStone Image Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
  • FormatFactory
  • Free PDF Converter
  • Nero Multimedia Suite(Windows)
  • Draw (multiplatform software)
  • PrimoOnline (Windows)
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery(Windows)
  • XnView (multiplatform software)


BigTIFF image files

BigTIFF files are TIFF files which are larger than 4GB.

Programs that open tif files:

  • XnView (multiplatform software)


Digital Raster Graphic image files

A digital raster graphic (DRG) is a scanned image of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) standard series topographic map, including all map collar information.

The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Universal Transverse Mercator projection.

The horizontal positional accuracy and datum of the DRG matches the accuracy and datum of the source map. The map is scanned at a minimum resolution of 250 dots per inch.

Programs that open tif files:

  • Microsoft Expression Design


type 4 description:GeoTiff formatA geographic format, basically 2D with height optionally. Focuses on system transformations and projections.Software:GDAL <(multiplatform software)