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. Window XP users can use the included Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer is a Windows application and not a browser
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 tiff file with one of the viewers below, contact your PC support service for assistance.