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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .tiff extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .tiff file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .TIFF file?

The .TIFF file extension is Tagged Image File Format. This file extension was developed by Adobe Systems. The format of this file is text and binary, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .tiff file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TIFF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TIFF file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .tiff file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Paint 3D and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TIFF file

2. The second step is locating 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TIFF file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 and MacPhun ColorStrokes software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TIFF file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Preview software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TIFF 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 .TIFF file?

If you cannot open the .TIFF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TIFF file.tig – Texas Instruments, .tiger – Crystal Dynamics, .til – ChadSoft, .tim – Sierra, .tim – VixenLights. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TIFF file with the Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Paint 3D, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 programs on Windows, Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, MacPhun ColorStrokes programs on Mac and Google Drive program in the Browser.