TIF - Tagged Image File Format

What is a TIF file

TIF is a file format widely used to store raster images or graphics. It is very famous among graphic artists and the publishing industry as well as both professional and amateur photographers in general. It was formerly developed by Aldus and afterwards acquired by Adobe Systems. TIF files are commonly stored as TIFF as well.

TIF is a file format used to store graphics with a high quality and images with a high amount of colors like digital pictures. Files with the TIF extension include support for multiple pages and layers. Most efficiently, these files can be saved in a lossless (uncompressed) format or in a lossy way using JPEG compression.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open TIF documents:

  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X6
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2
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