Tiff for Windows

Tiff: library and tools for TIFF images




This software provides support for the Tag Image File Format (TIFF), a widely used format for storing image data. The latest version of the TIFF specification is available on-line in several different formats, as are a number of Technical Notes (TTN's).

Included in this software distribution is a library, libtiff, for reading and writing TIFF, a small collection of tools for doing simple manipulations of TIFF images on UNIX systems, and documentation on the library and tools. A small assortment of TIFF-related software for UNIX that has been contributed by others is also included.

The library, along with associated tool programs, should handle most of your needs for reading and writing TIFF images on 32- and 64-bit machines. This software can also be used on older 16-bit systems though it may require some effort and you may need to leave out some of the compression support.

The GnuWin32 distribution comes in two versions. The ordinary version uses the standard Unix equivalents, such as fopen and read, for input and output, the other version (Tiff-win32) uses the Win32 API functions, such as CreateFile and ReadFile, for input and output. The ordinary version (Tiff) is more suitable for porting Unix programs, the Win32-API version is more suitable for writing Win32 programs.




If you download the Setup program of the package, the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included if they are available from GnuWin32; so, standard operating-system libraries, such as msvcrt.dll, are not included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  1789248 10 February 2004  e2144589a8eb6f8368b749b89cabe468
• Binaries Zip  498050 10 February 2004  757355b67ec0bf15876b54febf6fabb5
• Dependencies Zip  110927 10 February 2004  45927e2da105103392420b30ceb2578f
• Developer files Zip  157618 10 February 2004  7d8976cb44ff9e131935d4ced0adbd8a
• Documentation Zip  1080286 10 February 2004  2641273ed5d055e4d954a95d4dc046f3
• Sources Zip  3059483 10 February 2004  25ec98b974fde9898b3cd18a0fc4e3a7

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

You can monitor new releases of the port of this package.

Installation and Usage

General Installation Instructions


All required packages from GnuWin32, excluding libgw32c and external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.