File Type Tagged Image File Format IconTagged Image File Format
File Format Standard (developed by Adobe Systems)
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 that supports color depths from 1 to 24-bit; designed to be a standard image format for storing high-quality color images on multiple computer platforms; may contain multiple layers and pages.

Most often seen with a .TIF extension.

Open With

IconMicrosoft Windows Photos

IconMicrosoft Windows Photo Viewer

IconMicrosoft Paint


IconApple Preview

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

Updated July 15, 2008