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How to open TIF File

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How to open TIF File: You have downloaded TIF (or TIFF) images from the Internet, would you like to open them to be able to view the content but you don’t know which software to use to perform the operation in question from the computer or to which app to appeal to do it from the smartphone? I understand. Well, luckily for you, however, you happened on the right guide, at the right time. If you take a few minutes of your precious free time, I can explain it to you how to open TIF files.

So position yourself comfortably, take a few moments just for yourself and immediately start concentrating on reading what is reported in the following lines. I can assure you that, contrary to what you may think, this is a fairly simple operation. In fact, TIF files are widely used for the exchange of raster images between printers and scanners because they allow you to specify numerous additional indications. Consequently, there are plenty of suitable tools to be able to view them.

In addition, for completeness of information, at the end of the article I will also show you how to convert the type of file in question into other formats, in order to be prepared for this eventuality as well. Now, however, just chat and let’s go to action!

Open TIF files with Windows

You are using a PC with installed on Windows and you would like to understand how to open TIF files? Then use the resources that I have provided you with below and follow the relative instructions for use. In the end, you will see, you can say that you are happy and satisfied.

Photo and Photo Viewer

How to open TIF File

If you are using a PC with Windows 10, I am happy to inform you that you can open the files in the format covered by this tutorial without necessarily having to resort to the use of third-party software. In fact, just use it Photo, the application included “standard” on the most recent Microsoft operating system thanks to which you can view, edit, correct and manage your photo collections.

To use it, call the Photos application via the Start menu and select the image in TIF format to be viewed from the section Collection or from that Album (after selecting the relative photo album) or, again, from the one named Folder (after selecting the relative folder). Once this is done, you can finally view the image in question as a thumbnail or, by clicking on it, in an enlarged manner.

I would also like to point out that once the enlarged image has been displayed, you can also use the buttons located on the top toolbar to proceed with printing, make changes and corrections, view file information, etc.

Keep in mind that even if Photos is set as the default image viewer on Windows 10, by double clicking directly on the icon of the TIF file you want to view the latter, in this case, it will be opened through the program Photo viewer. The same thing occurs on previous versions of Windows. It is a little less functional and elegant than the Photo application but still impeccably fulfills its purpose.


How to open TIF File

As an alternative to the default Windows image viewer, you can open the TIF format files on your computer by appealing to IrfanView. It is a renowned software to open practically every kind of image, free, light and very easy to use. It also integrates a whole series of advanced functions for managing photos, allowing, for example, to rename them and convert them in series.

To download it to your PC, connect to program website presses the button Download placed on the left, at the Windows version (64-bit or 32-bit) you are using, and on the button Download Now present in the new page that opens.

Once the download is complete, open the .exe file proceeds and, in the window you see appear on the screen, click on the buttons Yes, Forward (four times in a row) e Done, to conclude the setup.

At this point, you need to get the file to translate the software interface. So go up this other Web page and click on the link Installer placed at the entry italian. Then open the .exe file just obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the buttons install is OK.

Now, bring up the IrfanView window that had opened in the meantime, click on the item Options located at the top, select the option Change language, click on the wording ITALIAN.DLL in the box on the right in the additional window that appears and presses the button OK to apply the translation of the program interface.

Now you can finally use IrfanView to open your TIF files. To do this, just click the button with the yellow folder top left and select the reference file. Subsequently, the image will be visible in the central part of the software window. If necessary, you can also make any changes to it using the tools located on the top toolbar.

Open TIF files with Mac

You are using a Mac and you don’t know how to open TIF files? In this case, immediately test the specific resources that I have provided to report you below, I am sure they will satisfy you. Let it bet?

Photos and Preview

How to open TIF File

A “standard” application is also available on macOS thanks to which you can view and manage images without having to download new software to your computer and which also allows you to open files in TIF format. It’s about Photo, the application developed by Apple itself for its users that also integrates practical tools to perform various image editing operations.

To use it for your purpose, first open the application on your Mac by clicking on the relevant one icon (the one with the multicolored flower on a white background) present on the Dock bar. Once the main window of Photos appears on the desktop, import the TIF images you want to view by going to the menu File (top left) and selecting the item It matters. Later, you can also decide to organize the images into albums by clicking on the appropriate item.

Once the import is complete, the images will be visible in the center of the screen, in the form of thumbnails. If you want to change the order in which they are proposed to you, choose the option you prefer (by order of import, by moments, in collections or by years) by clicking on the ad hoc items in the left sidebar.

To view them in an enlarged way, however, simply click on them. Through the screen that will later open you can also change the image by intervening, for example, on the color, saturation etc. by clicking on the button Edit at the top right and then using the tools and controls located at the top.

Note that although Photo is the default macOS application for managing images, when you double-click on a TIF file (or another type of image) what opens, in this case, is Preview, the photo and PDF viewer preinstalled on macOS. It also allows you to view TIF files without problems and to make quick changes to the image using the buttons located at the top of the window.


How to open TIF File

If you are looking for a valid alternative to the resources already included in macOS to open TIF files, I suggest you take the image viewer seriously Xee. It allows you to open practically any type of image, it is very intuitive, it integrates a practical decompressor that allows you to access the files in the compressed archives on the fly but, unfortunately, it is paid (it costs € 4.49). However, you can download the free trial version that works for 30 days without limitations.

To download the program on your Mac, connect to Xee official website and presses the button Download. When the download is complete, extract the ZIP file obtained and drag theprogram icon (the one with theeye) in the folder Applications by macOS. Next, right click on it, press on the item You open attached to the menu that appears and click the button You open, in order to open the program, however, going to circumvent the limitations that Apple imposes on uncertified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

Then press the button Continue Trial to activate the free trial version of the program, right-click on the TIF file you want to view, select the item Open with from the context menu and click on name of the program. Once this is done, the Xee window will open with the image inside.

If you then need to make any changes to the file and view the information related to it, use the appropriate items and options that you find on the menu bar, at the top left.

Open TIF files with Android

How to open TIF File

You own a smartphone or tablet Android and would you like to understand how to open a TIF file directly from your device? Then go to the app Multi-TIFF Viewer Free. It is a free resource which, as the same name implies, does one thing but does it very well: open the files in the format in question, even acting on several elements simultaneously.

To download it to your device, connect to related section of the Play Store and presses the button Install. If necessary, authorize the download by tapping also on the button I accept. When the download is complete, start the app by pressing on its icon (the one with the name of the application) which has been added to home screen et al drawer.

Now that you see the main screen of Multi-TIFF Viewer Free, press on the item acept, allow the app to access photos and multimedia content on the device by pressing on the item Allow and tap on the wording Open File in the center of the display. Therefore, use the file manager inside the app to reach the location where the TIF file you want to open is saved, press on its name and then on the item select bottom right. Afterwards, you can finally view your image. Et voila!

Open TIF files with iOS

How to open TIF File

If you need to open a TIF file on the go, using iOS, I am happy to inform you that you can do it without having to resort to the use of third-party apps. The application Photo, pre-installed on both iPhone and iPad, through which it is possible to view, manage and edit the images taken with Apple-branded devices and saved on them, it is in fact able to perfectly fulfill this purpose.

So, to use it, all you have to do is import the TIF file you want to view into the application by tapping on its name and choosing, from the menu that opens, press on the option Save image. Then open the Photos app by pressing on the relevant one icon (the one with the white background and the multicolored flower) present on the home screen and select the image just saved in the gallery to be able to view it.

If desired, you can also make changes to the TIF file by pressing the button Edit top right and using the special tools available on the screen. If, on the other hand, you want to share the image or open it in other apps, tap the button for the sharing (the rectangle with arrow) at the bottom right and make your choice from the menu that opens.

Convert a TIF file

I had anticipated it at the beginning of the guide: to conclude the beauty, as the saying goes, I would also like to explain how to do it for convert a TIF file in a different format (eg PDF, Word etc.), in case you need it. To do this, I suggest you use one of the online services used precisely for the conversion that I proceeded to report below.

They work from any browser and operating system, do not require special technical skills and delete the files that are uploaded within a few hours, to preserve users’ privacy.

  • CloudConvert – Web service thanks to which it is possible to convert various types of files into various formats: videos, images, music tracks and all documents created with Microsoft Office or LibreOffice. It’s free and allows you to upload files with a maximum weight of 1 GB. To get around this limitation and get other benefits, you must sign up for one of the paid plans (starting from € 8.54 / month). To use it, click on the button Select Files and select your TIF file, indicate the format in which to convert it from the menu tiff placed in the center and presses the button Start Conversion. You can then download the converted files by clicking on the button download next to everyone’s name.
  • Zamzar – online converter that allows you to work on different types of files, including, of course, the one in question. It’s free and allows you to upload up to 5 items at a time with a maximum weight of 50 MB. To use it, click on the button Choose File and select the TIF file, presses on the menu Convert files to and select the target format, then press the button Convert. Then click on the button Download in the new page displayed to proceed with the download of the file.
  • You convert it– another online converter thanks to which it is possible to intervene on a maximum of 5 rows per flight with a total weight of 60 MB. It’s free, but the limitations in question can be circumvented by registering an account or subscribing to a paid plan (starting at $ 7.99 / month). To use it, click on the button Select it and select the file to convert, indicate the output format from the drop-down menu Convert to and enter your e-mail address in the field located under the writing Email address (es). Next, presses the button Convert It and, if you are not interested in registering an account on the press service then on the button skip. Afterwards, you will receive an email to the address indicated above to download the converted file.

For further information regarding the above services and the steps to take to use them, I refer you to reading my guides specifically dedicated to how to convert TIFF to PDF is how to convert TIFF to JPG.