The File Extensions Database

.SPIFF File Extension

  • Developer by: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SPIFF file?

.SPIFF is Still Picture Interchange File Format

Bitmap image stored in the SPIFF format, which was designed for interchanging image files between application environments; contains compressed image data split into header, directory, image data, and indirect data sections; used for storing image data on a hard drive, or for transmitting image data over a network.

SPIFF images support bitonal or continuous-tone (color or grayscale) images. They also support several different compression algorithms, including JBIG and JPEG.

NOTE: The SPIFF format was designed to replace the .JFIF format. It is still backwards compatible with JFIF.

Programs that open Still Picture Interchange File Format
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Apple QuickTime Player

How to solve problems with SPIFF files

  • Associate the SPIFF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SPIFF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SPIFF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SPIFF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SPIFF is Still Picture Interchange File Format. Because only the current version supports the latest SPIFF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Joint Photographic Experts Group manufacturer website after an available .SPIFF is Still Picture Interchange File Format update.
  • To make sure that your SPIFF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.