TIFFY View (Java™
Edition) is a modern, platform-independent application to
view and print images of the following formats: TIFF,
BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG. It can be used on any system where a
Java™ Virtual Machine is available, e.g. Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP etc.,
MacOS, OS/2, Solaris, LINUX and some PDAs (Pocket PCs). The program
is extremely speed optimized and was rated by the
Java Applet Rating Service (JARS) as "Top 5%" applet.
high speed Virtual Machines with JIT-compiler ,TIFFY View (Java™ Edition) catches
up with high speed image processors in native code
without the dependency to a specific platform. It leverages
the power of the underlying Java™ Virtual Machine and operating
system (32 or even 64 bit, modern graphic subsystem and printer
as a standalone application conform to the "100%
pure Java™ concept", TIFFY gives you best safety for
your investment in a modern information infrastructure.
Alternatively the program can be run as a Java applet in
any Java™ capable web browser to extend standard
internet/intranet technology with a powerful component
for electronic document management.
to be included into document management systems
effort was spent to increase speed and reduce resource
consumption, so TIFFY View is recommended also for
professional applications handling extremely huge images.
This was achieved by packed data storage and special
resampling/scaling and dithering algorithms. Several implementations
already use TIFFY as viewer in combination with FileNET image
archives. Please contact the author for special libraries
references and conditions.
was put on comfort using TIFFY: A powerful preview
function in the filemanager with additional file
information and a delete function helps you managing big
archives. When the image is loaded all common key and
mouse functions are available to navigate and zoom
document management line drawings and scanned
text documents are usually stored in TIFF format
with CCITT Fax group 4 compression. TIFFY View
decodes these images extremely fast. Optional antialiasing
improves the display quality significantly:
Pixels lost during down-scaling are included as
grayscale information in surrounding pixels. Text
remains readable through several reduction steps,
horizontal / vertical lines do not get lost. For
bilevel (black/white) images the program contains
graylevel scaling code that is approx. 50 times
faster than the standard Java methods for image
control parameters can be passed to the application on
the commandline or as named parameters on a web page.
This allows you to extend existing image oriented
applications easily. Developers of other Java™ based
applications can make use of TIFFY as a Java class or
bean. A special TIFFY Toolkit (for
the Java™ platform) is available to extend
your own application with the power of TIFFY´s class
viewed on the screen can be sent directly to any printer
supported by your operating system. Size, area and
position are adjusted using a comfortable printer
dialog. Depending on the configuration of your
web browser, printing is also avialable in
intranet-/internet based applications.
TIFFY View offers in
the open dialog as well as in the slideshow selection dialog an option
to view and select the images of a directory from a thumbnail catalog.
From this selection (e.g. photos and movies of a digital camera) TIFFY
can create easily a HTML based web presentation with an index, album,
slideshows and movies (see also example 5 below).
||TIFF, BMP, GIF,
JPEG and PNG
Gr. 3, Fax Gr. 3 and Fax Gr. 4, LZW
(black/white), 4 Bit (16 colors/graylevels), 8
Bit (256 colors/graylevels) and 24 Bit (16,7
mio. colors), transparency
(using cursor control keys, scrollbars, grabhand), zooming (+/- keys,
menufunctions or drawing a rectangular area), antialiasing, annotations
(redlining), rotation (90/180/270°), invert, mirroring, fullscreen
||Optimized to page
size, arbitrary area/size/position, 1:1;
printing with high resolutions (>72 dpi) with MS
Internet Explorer is supported as well, print preview
dialog with preview and thumbnail catalog function, creation
of web presentations
transformation and editing functions coming soon.
as standalone application for Windows 95/98, ME, NT, 2000, XP users:
View is available as Windows Installer (MSI) package for an automated
installation/removal. It requires MSI 2.0 which is part of Windows
installations by default as of Windows 2000 SP3. For earlier versions,
MSI 2.0 is available at Microsoft's web site. If you want to install
TIFFY View manually from the platform independent ZIP-archive, please
unpack it to a directory of your choice.
To run TIFFY as a standalone application you need
a Java™ virtual machine. This is usually already installed
on most of the current systems. An update to the newest version
of the VM is recommended, this is available e.g. from
Sun (http://www.java.com, http://java.sun.com/products). Please see the download links below.
as standalone application for users of non-windows
the package from the ZIP-archive to a folder of your
choice. To run TIFFY as a standalone application you need
a Java™ virtual machine. http://java.sun.com and the
web site of your operating system provide information
about currently available VMs.
on a web server for usage as applet in the
View can be used as applet from a HTML web page. This
allows to include professional document management
features in your intranet/internet based information
system.On the client side only a Java™ capable web browser
is required like Netscape Navigator (version 4.06 or
higher), Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4.01 or
Applet in a seperate window called with multiple images (browsable):
- Technical drawing (TIFF file with 2 pages, fax group 4 compression)
with annotations (redlining)
- 16 color bitmap (Windows BMP, uncompressed)
- Scanned images (PNG-format, 256 colors, LZ77)
(Codesize approx. 179KB
(CAB archive) or approx. 257KB (JAR archive); approx.
11KB + 143KB + 60KB data)
- Browsable image sequence; applet
embedded in a HTML page:
(Codesize approx. 146KB (CAB
archive) or approx. 197KB (JAR archive); approx 11KB image
- Technical drawing (TIFF file, fax group 4
compression) with annotaions (redlining) embedded in a HTML page using JFC/Swing
user interface (Java™ 2 compatible browser required, e.g.
Netscape 6.x, MS IE with Sun's Java™ Plugin):
Imaging Web-Presentation (index, album, slideshows and
movies) - produced with TIFFY View using material from a
|To download a
trial version of TIFFY
View please click this button:
Install and start Tiffy View directly
(requires Java™ Web Start + Sun JDK/JRE 1.3 or higher)
||To download a
trial version of the TIFFY Developer Toolkit (for the Java™ platform)
please click this button:
|Windows installer (MSI package):
Platform independent ZIP.archive:
||Java Web Start installer:
||Platform independent ZIP-archive:
Licensing / Prices (19% VAT may be added)
2 to 9 user:
10 to 24 user:
25 to 49 user:
EUR 22,- each
EUR 17,- each
EUR 14,- each
||50 to 99 user:
100 to 199 user:
200 to 499 user:
500 to 999 user:
EUR 7,- each
EUR 6,- each
EUR 3,80 each
If you would like to register TIFFY View online
on the internet after evaluation of the free trial version, you can do the registration using
secure transmission with the following credit cards: VISA,
Mastercard/Eurocard, American Express, Diners Club.
You will receive a license key by email immediately that can be used to convert the current
shareware version into a fully licensed version
registration dialogs). Future versions can be turned into full versions as well
until a major release becomes available that might require an upgrade.
If you already purchased Tiffy View before release 3.3 you can upgrade to version 3.3+
easily by following the online upgrade link.
You will receive a new license key after your current license key is
validated. In order to get the updated license key, please send your old one
by eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org or enter your current registration number in the
online order form.
Royalty Free License:
In order to distribute your own application based on Tiffy without user dependent
license fees to an unlimited number of end users you can purchase a royalty
free license. You product must be a standalone application (no client-/server
application) and the toolkit classes may only be delivered in compiled byte
code running in the context of your application. The price of this license
type is US$ 1500 / EUR 1500 (VAT will be applied to German customers and EU customers without VAT ID).
If you want to provide Tiffy View or a customer specific development based
on the Tiffy Toolkit as applet on a server to a big number of users (>200)
you can purchase a server license. This license covers also multi-processor
machines and clustered server infrastructures. It also covers additional
machines used as development, test or consolidation servers for the productive
site. The license does not cover shared environments for different customer sites
running on virtual webservers on the same machine. In this case a license for
each customer site is required. If you act as service provider or system
integrator and purchase the license in the name of your customer, for each
customer a seperate license is required. Please ask for reseller discounts in
this case. The price per server license is US$ 1500 / EUR 1500 (VAT will be
applied to German customers). If the server application is used only by a
small number of users which have to authenticate before accessing the applet,
the user based license model may be applied (see price table above).
The royalty free / server license for the TIFFY toolkit (for the Java™ platform) can be
ordered online with a secure credit card transaction too. For the toolkit
you can test the functionality and HTML documentation with a free evaluation
version as well. After registration you will receive the license key by email.
You may also request a toolkit disk sent by postal mail.
<V3.3 to V3.3+
Alternatively (for applications with only few users) the pure developer license
for the toolkit is available for EUR 350 / US$ 350 and requires an additional
license fee for any copy of your application based on the toolkit libraries.
Please refer to the price table of TIFFY View for these additional fees.
license information will be sent by email. If you require
a disk version please add EUR 5,-/US $5.00 (EUR 3,- inside Germany)
for shipping. The program is available in English and German language.
If you do not have access to the Internet, you can register via
fax or postal mail.
Please send the standard order form to:
can be found in the release notes.
selection of download sources for current versions of
Java™ virtual machines:
developer kit and Java™ plugin from Oracle (formerly Sun) (JRE/JDK) for
Windows, Solaris, Linux and OS X platforms: http://www.java.com
- Runtime-Environment and Developer Kit from IBM (JRE/JDK) with very fast
JIT compiler and excellent printing quality:
Runtime-Environment and Developer Kit for Apple Mac OS:
for Microsoft's Java™ virtual machine:
Please note that Microsoft will not provide support for it's own JVM
after January 2004.
Downloads can be found in alternative locations. We recommend to use Oracle's free
Java™ Plugin for the Internet Explorer
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