File Extension

TIF File Format

Tag image bitmap file (TIFF)

TIF file format

TIF is an image format file for high-quality graphics. TIF files are also called .TIFF, which stands for “Tagged Image Format File.” TIF files were created in the 1986 as a file format for scanned images in an attempt to get all companies to use one standard file format instead of multiple. Though .TIF files originally only supported black and white, the update in 1988 added a color palette. Now owned by Adobe, the .TIF format is used for high color-depth images. TIF files can be compressed using LZW compression to reduce the file’s size. TIF files can be converted to .JPEG, .GIF or .PDF format by using Image Converter Plus.

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

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This was last updated in July 2010
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