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How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Before discussing how to open TIF (.tif) of TIFF file on Android smartphones and tablets or any other operating system platforms, first, let's understand about TIF (.tif) files.

What is a TIF (.tif) file?

TIF is a short form of "Tagged Image Format" containing an image file of high-quality graphics format. TIF and TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) are used as a synonym of each other. Aldus Corporation introduced TIF format in the mid of 1980s as a universal image format for various computer platforms and document scanners. Later on, the TIF format is acquired by Adobe from Aldus Corporation and improves its format in many different ways. This image format goes popular among professionals, including graphic artists, photographers, and publishing authorities. The primary reason for its popularity is that it can be edited and re-saved without compromising the image's original quality.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

The TIF image files are capable of saving in both uncompressed and lossy compressed (.jpeg). It may also be used as LZW lossless compression that reduces its size without comprising the image quality. TIF file format is supported in all popular image editing software and applications.

Note: TIF file also uses the TIFF extension.

How to open TIF files on Android

There are numerous Android apps available in Play Store that support and open TIF files on your Android phone. The steps to open TIF (.tif) are given below for two different popular apps (Multi-TIFF Viewer Free and File Viewer) for Android.

Open TIF file using Multi-TIFF Viewer Free on Android.

Multi-TIFF Viewer Free is an image viewer app for Android that allows viewing single and multi-page TIFF files. It is one of the recommender apps to open TIF files. Follow the below-given steps to open the TIF file using this app:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app of your Android phone that generally available on the home screen; if not, search on the apps drawer list.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  2. Type the "multi-tiff viewer free" in the search toolbox and tap the search option. Click on topmost of the search result app, i.e., Multi-TIFF Viewer Free published by net.
  3. Now, install the app by click on the Install
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  4. After successful installation, the app icon appears as three photo icons with blue background. Tap on it to open.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  5. Now, tap on the Open File icon present at mid of the screen. It will navigate to your device's internal storage space.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  6. Go to your TIF file location and tap on it to select.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  7. Finally, click on the SELECT option to view the TIFF (or .tif) file.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

However, this app doesn't allow editing of your TIF files.

However, this app doesn't allow editing of your TIF files.

Open TIF file using File Viewer for Android.

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app of your Android phone that generally present on the home screen; if not, search on the apps drawer list.
  2. Type the "file viewer for android" in the search toolbox and tap the search option. Click on topmost of the search result app, i.e., File Viewer for Android published by Sharpened Productions.
  3. Click on the Install button and accept all the permission if it asks to install the app.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  4. After successful installation, the app icon appears as one side folded white page. Tap on it to open.
  5. Now, click on the Continue
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  6. Here you will see two different options to continue (Remove Ads Now and Continue With Ads), choice according to your preference. If you choose the "Remove Ads Now" option, you have to pay $0.99 for a yearly subscription, and no ads appear on the app's screen. If you choose the "Continue With Ads" option, you will see some ads on the app's screen. Here, we choose the "Continue With Ads"
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  7. Click on the OK If you like to remove ads later, click on Upgrade and then Remove Ads.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  8. Select the storage (Device Storage) to continue.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android
  9. Now, find your .tiff (or .tif) file you want to open and tap on it.
    How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

However, this app doesn't allow editing of your TIF files.

GeoTIFF Image (TIF file type 2)

GeoTIFF image is another file that also uses TIF (.tif) or TIFF extension. This image file contains the geographical coordinates as metadata within the file using extensible features of TIFF format.

As GeoTIFF files contain the geographical (GPS) coordinates, some applications like GIS use it to map image's specific location to its longitude and latitude. Other applications that utilize TIF files are scanner, fax, optical character recognition (OCR), etc.

Other platforms that support TIF or TIFF files:

Other than Android, some other operating system also supports TIF files, including Windows and Mac that can open, edit and save.

  • Compatible Windows OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
  • Compatible Mac OS: macOS 10.14, macOS 10.13, macOS 10.12.

Applications and tools that open TIF (TIFF) files on various platforms

Platforms Applications or Tools
Windows CorelDRAW
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft Photos
Corel PaintShop Pro
Adobe Illustrator 2020
Adobe Photoshop 2020
Adobe Lightroom 2019
Canvas X
ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 7
Mac Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
Adobe Illustrator 2020
Adobe Photoshop 2020
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020
ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Roxio Toast 18
Linux GIMP
Web Google Drive
Google Photos
iOS Google Drive
Google Photos
Android Multi-TIFF Viewer Free
File Viewer for Android
Google Photos
Chrome OS Google Photos

How to open TIF files with CorelDRAW

Follow the below-given steps to open TIF files with the CorelDRAW application:

  1. Launch the CorelDRAW application on your PC.
  2. Click on the File and choose the Open menu.
  3. Now, find the TIF file that you want to open.
  4. Select the File(s)
  5. Your selected TIF file gets open, and you can able to edit and re-save it again.

How to open TIF file (Photo and Photo Viewer)

Windows Photos and Photo Viewer are compatible with different versions of Windows that can open a TIF file. But these applications do not provide a feature for editing them.

How to edit TIF files

If you want to edit your TIF files, you can use the application mentioned above and tools for various platforms. But not all applications offer editing features. To edit the TIF file, you can use any one of the conversion tools mentioned below. You will get a TIF editor and converter both in one tool.

You can use a free photo editing program GIMP that facilitates opening TIF files, editing, and saving in the same TIF format. Other popular graphics and photo tools work with TIF file editing, one such application is Adobe Photoshop, but it is no available for free.

If you are working with GeoTIFF images, you can open that files using applications such as ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, GRAL, or Geosoft Oasis montaj.

How to Convert a TIF File

Suppose you have any standard image editor application on your personal computer that supports TIF files. In that case, you can open a TIF file on that particular application and save it in a different format, like PNG, JPEG, PDF, etc.

Convert a TIF File to PNG on Windows 10

Open your TIF file in any standard image viewer and editor program such as Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, MS-Paint, etc., that supports the TIF file.

It can be normally done through the program's menu option. Click on the File and choose Save as option. After that, select any one of the image formats in which you want to save. Here, we are saving the image in PNG format.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Convert TIF File to PDF on Windows 10

Photo application on Windows 10 offers a built-in feature termed as Microsoft Print to PDF. It helps Windows 10 users to print any document (which supports it), including a TIF file to a PDF file. Follow the below-given steps that can convert a TIF file to PDF using Photo application on Windows 10:

Method 1: Using Photo application

Step 1:

Open your TIF image file in the Photo application, which you want to convert into PDF. Now, provide the print command by pressing the "Ctrl + P" key simultaneously or click on the print icon present at the screen's top-right. If you want to convert multiple TIF files to PDF, select all of them with mouse > right click and then Print.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Step 2:

A printing pop-up window appears to print the TIF file. At the "Printer" option, select Microsoft Print to PDF from the dropdown list. Also, customize the page layout and quality of your converted PDF file. When everything got set up as you want, click on the Print button.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Step 3:

Finally, give the output PDF file name and choose the location where you will save it. Now click on the Save button. It will immediately create a new PDF file of your TIF image file. You can check it from where you save it.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Method 2: Using TIFF to PDF online converter

The online converters help you to convert your TIFF files to PDF file anywhere, no matter which OS you have (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, and Android). You will found numerous TIFF to PDF converters while searching over Google. One such converter is tiff2pdf.com, one of the most accessible online converters.

Step 1:

Launch your favorite web browser on your device and go to the "tiff2pdf.com" website. Now click on the UPLOAD FILES button.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android

Step 2:

When your one (or all) TIFF file(s) get uploaded successfully over the server, click on the COMBINED button present below the uploaded TIFF file(s). It will convert your TIFF file to a PDF file.

How to open TIF or TIFF files on Android




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