What is a .TIF File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .tif extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tif file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TIF file?

The .TIF file extension stands for Tagged Image File. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. This raster related file is in text and binary format.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .tif file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .TIF file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .TIF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TIF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .tif file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Corel PaintShop Pro and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TIF file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .tif file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac and MacPhun ColorStrokes.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TIF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TIF file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tif file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TIF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .TIF file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tif file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .TIF file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Google Drive software and install it. The other software that opens the .tif file on Android is Google Drive. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .TIF file on iOS

The .tif file can be opened on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Drive software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. You could also download the Google Drive software. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .TIF file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Google Drive. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .TIF file?

If you cannot open the .TIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TIF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tif – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TIF file with the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Corel PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 programs on Windows, ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac, Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, MacPhun ColorStrokes programs on Mac, GIMP software on Linux, Google Drive software on Android, Google Drive software on iOS and Google Drive program in the Browser.