File Type Tagged Image File IconTagged Image File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

High-quality graphics format often used for storing images with many colors, such as digital photos; short for "TIFF;" includes support for layers and multiple pages.

TIFF files can be saved in an uncompressed (lossless) format or may incorporate .JPEG (lossy) compression. They may also use LZW lossless compression, which reduces the TIFF file size, but does not reduce the quality of the image.

View the TIFF definition.

Open With

IconMicrosoft Windows Photos

IconMicrosoft Windows Photo Viewer

IconCorelDRAW Graphics Suite


IconApple Preview

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Mac



IconOther image viewer

Updated August 3, 2015