What is a .ZIF File And How To Open It – Zoomify (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .zif 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. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .zif file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ZIF file?

The file extension .ZIF comes from Zoomify Image Format File. It was developed by Zoomify. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .zif file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ZIF file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ZIF file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Zoomify software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Zoomify software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ZIF 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 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 Zoomify software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ZIF file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Zoomify software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Zoomify.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ZIF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Zoomify software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ZIF file?

If you are still unable to open the .ZIF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ZIF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .zif – Zoomorama. 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 .ZIF file with the Zoomify program on Windows and Zoomify program on Mac.