Opening MIFF files

Have a problem opening a .MIFF file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what MIFF files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .MIFF file type?

The .miff extension is definitively associated with the platform-independent Magick Image File Format (MIFF), the native format of ImageMagick (IM). IM is a versatile all-in-one package of digital image manipulation tools with support of over 100 image formats. IM is a cross-platform open-source software (Apache 2.0 license).

A .miff file is a digital bitmap image in the MIFF format. MIFF files are natively used with IM as a lossless and space-efficient way of saving bitmap data. Unlike JPEG, .miff files use lossless compression. MIFF allows to save images of different color depth (up to 32-bit) and color spaces (RGB, CMYK, CMYKA). Inside one .miff file, multiple images can be stored.

MIFF is a two-section format, incorporating both a plaintext (ISO-8859-1) header and a binary image section. All image-specific information in the text-based header part of a .miff file can be viewed with a text (or hexadecimal) editor. The binary section can be RLE-, ZIP- or BZIP-compressed.

IM is generally used to view, convert, and save MIFF files. Besides IM, .miff images can be viewed with several multi-format image viewers.

Software to open or convert MIFF files

You can open MIFF files with the following programs:
ImageMagick -0 Q16
ImageMagick -0 Q16 by ImageMagick Studio LLC
ImageMagick -7 Q16 (2012-03-01)
ImageMagick -7 Q16 (2012-03-01) by ImageMagick Studio LLC
MEGA6 by Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics
ImageMagick -7 Q16
ImageMagick -7 Q16 by ImageMagick Studio LLC

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