What is TIFF and How to Open TIFF Files

One of the less common image file extensions is the TIFF file; this is a Tagged Image File Format, used for storing images. Typically, you won’t see this file format used, however it is quite popular in the publishing industry. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to open TIFF files.


Step # 1 – Why is TIFF Important

If you’re simply editing images for the internet, whether it is social networking or website graphics, you shouldn’t worry about TIFF. However, TIFF files are much bigger in size, but also have much better quality. The quality is shown off in printed photos, but not so much on a standard computer monitor.

What TIFF files are used for

Step # 2 – Opening TIFF Files

TIFF files can be opened with pretty much any image editing software, including Microsoft Paint! Simply navigate to the desired TIFF file and double-click it, or you can right-click the file, go to the “open with” option, and select the desired image editing software you’d like to use form that list.

You now know exactly what a TIFF file is, and how to open TIFF files.

Opening a TIFF file