TIF (Tagged Image File Format)

The TIF Raster image file format

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.

Technical details of TIF files

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.

More information about the TIF file format

File extension .tif
File category Raster image
Example file Download example.tif file (2.0 MiB)
Download example_layers.tif file (24.0 MiB)
Download example_layers_small.tif file (1.0 MiB)
Download example_small.tif file (488.13 KiB)
Associated programs Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Adobe Photoshop CC
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2
Useful links Get more information about TIF here.
Developer Aldus, now Adobe Systems