Open tif file
Did your computer fail to open tif file? We explain what tif files are and recommend software that we know can open your tif files.
What is tif file?
Files with tif file extension are generally bitmap images in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). TIFF/IT is a standard for the exchange of digital adverts and complete pages. TIFF files typically only contain bitmap and no vector data.
tif file description
The tif file extension is traditionally used for Tagged Image File Format - one of the most widely supported lossless (does not lose information during compression) file formats for storing bit-mapped images (both PCs and Macintosh computers).
TIFF/IT is a standard for the exchange of digital adverts and complete pages. The .tif files only contain bitmap data, no vector data. They are not rasterized (although they could be) but may also contain 256 gray-levels per channel.
Typically, TIFF images larger than 4GB are called BigTIFF and use the same tif file extension.
The tif file extension is also used for Digital Raster Graphic image file - A digital raster graphic (DRG) is a scanned image of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) standard series topographic map, including all map collar information.
TIFF format is also used by GeoTiff format for GDAL - A geographic format, basically 2D with height optionally. Focuses on system transformations and projections
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Universal Transverse Mercator projection. The horizontal positional accuracy and datum of the DRG matches the accuracy and datum of the source map. The map is scanned at a minimum resolution of 250 dots per inch.
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Software that will open tif file
Other tif file extensions
tif - Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF image
A tif file extension is related to the Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF file format used by Oxford Instruments.