TIFF imaging options for Windows
Imaging for Windows
Although most browsers support display of jpg and gif images, an external viewer or plug-in is required for viewing TIFF images. Imaging for Windows® offers users basic desktop image viewing including TIFF files. Developed for Microsoft, it is currently included as an accessory in every copy of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Since it is part of the standard install, you may already have Imaging for Windows installed on your desktop. To find out if you do, click on the “Start” button, select “Programs” and then “ Accessories,” and look for “Imaging.” Early versions of Windows 95 did not have this software and those users can download it free of charge. Users with later version of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 users can obtain this software directly from their operating system CDs.
Various other programs are available for viewing TIFF images. The table below shows free and low cost viewers and plug-ins for Windows and various other Operating Systems that are available for download.
Note: Some settings in QuickTime, Nero, and other software products may conflict with tif viewer software. If you are unable to view a tif file with one of the viewers below, contact your PC support service for assistance.
Tif viewer downloads
Available viewers and plug-ins for tiff files:
|Viewers||Available at||OS Compatibility||Comments|
|Brava Reader!||www.bravaviewer.com/downloadreader.htm||Windows 2000, XP||
|Pic Viewer||www.anixsoft.com||Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP||
|IrfanView32||www.irfanview.com||Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP||Free for non-commercial use.|
|Nico's Viewer||www.nicocuppen.com/product.php?prodinfoID=8&prodID=6||Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP||
|Xnview||www.xnview.com||Win 3.1,Win 9x, WinNT, Win2000, Win XP, Linux x86,FreeBSD, Silicon Graphics (Irix 5.6), Solaris 2.6, BeOS x86||Free for noncommercial use.|
|Acdseeclassic||www.acdsystems.com/english/products/acdsee/classic.htm||Win 9x, WinNT, Win2000, Mac||30 day free evaluation|
|NIH Image||rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/||Macintosh||Public Domain|
|ImageMagick||www.imagemagick.org||X windows (Win 9x, Win 2000, Linux, Unix, OS2, VMS, Mac)||Free. If you don't know what X Windows is then this is NOT for you.|
|AlternaTIFF||www.alternatiff.com||Win 9x, WinNT, Win2000||
Free, but registration required. For IE or Netscape
|TiffSurfer Basic view only||www.visionshape.com||Win 9x, WinNT, Win2000||
|Mac OS 7 or later||$35 shareware|