Tagged Image File Format .TIF, .TIF File Description


The Tagged Image filter imports and exports bitmap images and uniform lattices in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). This implementation is based on the TIFF Specification version 6.


File Description

The tagged image file format .TIF or .TIFF is a file format for storing images, including photographs and line art. The TIFF format is widely supported by a variety of applications.


File Format

The TIFF specification allows an unusually wide variety of different formats and encodings within the same file format. While the filter can read most of the common variants of TIFF, it would be impractical to develop software to read every possible variant. The TIFF filter supports a wide variety of TIFF files that use the PlanarConfiguration 2 encodings.


TIFF images that contain bit per pixel counts other than 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, or 32 may not be readable depending on the encoding and alignment of the data.


TIFF images that are encoded with photometric interpretation models other than RGB, YCbCr, grayscale, or monochrome may not be readable. In particular, some YUV encodings cannot be imported.


Some of the compression algorithms allowable under the TIFF specification are not supported.


Voxler does support importing georeferenced TIF files with internal or external references. TIF images import into Voxler with units of image size and at the size specified in the .TIF file, when this information is stored in the file. Otherwise, images are displayed in pixels.


File Name Extensions



Format(s) Supported for Import

·      device-independent bitmap; 8, 24, 32 bit per pixel

·      uniform lattice; 8-, 16-bit integer


Format(s) Supported for Export

·      device-independent bitmap; 8, 24, 32 bit per pixel

·      uniform lattice; 8-, 16-bit integer


Import Method

Choose the File | Import command.


Export Method

Choose the File | Export command or choose the File | Save Data command.


Export Options

Specify the export options in the Export Options dialog. Several options appear in the TIFF Image Export Options dialog.



See Also

File Format Chart

File | Import

File | Export

File | Save Data