How to Convert a TIF to a Vector File


TIF and vector files are both image files. The difference between the two is that vector files are scalable images that are typically used for things like logos, because they can be resized without the image distorting. If you have a TIF file that you want to convert to a vector file you can do so for free. The online file conversion websites Media-Convert and Zamzar can handle the TIF-to-vector-file conversion. Converting to a vector file is a quick and easy process.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Launch a web browser window on your computer. Go to

  • Add the TIF file from the main page of the Media-Convert site by clicking "Browse" by the "File" field.

  • Look to the right of the "File" field to see if the input file type was auto-detected. If not, select TIF from the drop-down menu by "Input Format."

  • Use the pull-down menu by "Output Format" to set the output as a vector file. The only vector file format option is SVG.

  • Click "OK" to start the conversion, and wait for the screen to refresh with a download link for the new vector file. Click on the link to download the new file to your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Conversion starts as soon as you press "OK" and typically takes only a few minutes.
  • Zamzar converts to the WMF vector file format only.

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