TIFFlib file format plugin for Photoshop

Copyright 2005-6 Toby Thain, toby@telegraphics.com.au

The plugin gives Photoshop the ability to Open and Save TIFF files using the libtiff library. Download the latest version here.

Free software - donation requested

This program is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. If you use this program and like it, please use PayPal to send the author what you think it is worth (US$5 suggested):

The program is fully supported. Please contact the author with any bug reports, suggestions or comments.

To install

  1. Move the plugin into the "File Formats" folder inside your Photoshop Plugins folder:
  2. Quit and relaunch Photoshop, if it's already running.


The purpose of this plugin is to provide a means to open and save a wider range of TIFF formats than is supported by Photoshop's built-in TIFF file format.

This plugin reads both tiled and stripped TIFFs, in any of the compression types supported by libtiff.

It supports saving with G3/G4 Fax, LZW, JPEG, PackBits and AdobeDeflate (ZIP) compression types, depending on mode. (Photoshop's built-in TIFF format opens all of these, although it cannot save in all of them.)


This plugin is not meant to completely replace Photoshop's built-in TIFF. For instance, it does not save Photoshop metadata, or layer information.

Still confused, or having trouble?

Don't hesitate to write to us.

Legal notices

This program uses libtiff, Copyright (C) 1988-1997 Sam Leffler; Copyright (C) 1991-1997 Silicon Graphics, Inc.

This program uses zlib, Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jean-loup Gailly & Mark Adler.

This program uses the Independent JPEG Group's software.