Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

TIFF Viewer and Converter

TIFF Viewer and Converter

View, print and convert TIFF and other formats
Convert to PDF , CALS, PNG, JPEG and more

ViewCompanion Pro is a very powerful, but easy to use application that can view, annotate, print and convert TIFF files to PDF, PNG, JPEG, CALS and several other file formats.

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TIFF Viewer

Using ViewCompanion Pro you can:

  • Open TIFF, CALS and many other file formats.
  • Convert to Adobe PDF, PDF/A, PNG, JPEG, CALS and other formats.
  • Combine multiple files of different formats into a single multipage PDF or TIFF file.
  • Annotate with rectangles, lines, dimension lines, area measurements, highlights, ellipses, polygons, text, arrows, stamps, symbols and images.
  • Do precise measurements on the drawing.
  • Compare two files.
  • Do batch print.
  • Do batch convert.
  • Print to any plotter or printer supported by Windows.
  • And much more...

If you need to distribute drawings on the Internet, you can convert your files to Autodesk Drawing Web Format (DWF). PNG or Adobe PDF. ViewCompanion can convert multiple files of different formats to a single multi-page PDF or TIFF file.

Other ViewCompanion Editions

Software Companions delivers two different editions of ViewCompanion that can open TIFF: Pro and Premium. The Premium edition have advanced tools like scanm deskew, and cleanup.
You can find a comparison chart of the ViewCompanion family here.

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A fully functional evaluation copy can be downloaded from our web site. The downloaded product will run in evaluation mode for a period of 30 days. After this period you must purchase a license, if you want to continue to use the product.

You can go directly to downloads here.

All new licenses include 12-months of free software maintenance.

ViewCompanion Key Features

  • Extensive set of command line parameters for conversion and printing.
  • Batch printing.
  • Batch conversion.
  • Open files directly from a ZIP archive.
  • Drag and drop supported.
  • Add footer and header containing date, scale, time, filename and custom text when printing.
  • Add watermark using text or a raster image.
  • Color or Black & White Printing.
  • Scaled print or fit to paper.
  • Poster mode for printing drawings on multiple sheets, e.g. to print an A0 drawing in full size using multiple A4 sheets.
  • Use n-up printing mode to print multiple pages per sheet.
  • Full print preview.
  • Print to all Windows supported plotter and printer devices.
  • Overlay up to 10 files and print as one drawing.
  • Annotate using text, images, polygons, arrows, stamps, dimension lines, measurement areas and other shapes.
  • Include annotations during printing and conversion.
  • Compare two files and visualize any difference.
  • Define user Pen Table full control of colors, styles and widths.
  • Distance measurement with snap to drawing geometry.
  • Polygonal area measurements with snap to drawing geometry.
  • Supports Metric and Imperial coordinates.
  • DDE Interface for easy integration with other programs.
  • Send a file directly by e-mail from within the program. If a markup file exists, it will also be attached to the message.
  • Copy selected region to clipboard, and paste into another Windows application.
  • Store commonly used files in projects.
  • Easy to use installation and uninstallation software.
  • Customizable GUI.
  • Multiple Document Interface (MDI) makes it easy to view several files at once.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Supports multi-page TIFF files.

ViewCompanion can open the following Formats:

  • Adobe PDF
  • Autodesk DWF 2D
  • Autodesk DWFx 2D
  • BMP (Windows Bitmap format)
  • Calcomp Plotter Format
  • CALS type 1 and 2
  • CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) 1
  • DCX (Multipage PCX)
  • ECW (Enhanced Compression Wavelet)
  • EDMICS C4 (Group 4 Tiled)
  • EMF (Windows Enhanced Metafile)
  • EMZ (Compressed Windows Enhanced Metafile)
  • Gerber Standard Plotter Format (RS-274D)
  • Gerber Extended Plotter Format (RS-274X)
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000
  • PCX (PC Paintbrush format)
  • PLT, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP-RTL and KIPGL files
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • SFF (Structured Fax Format)
  • TGA (Truevision Targa)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) 2
  • WebP (Google Image Format for the WEB)
  • WMF (Windows Metafile)
1. Supports CGM files using binary and clear text encoding. Supported profiles includes ATA, CALS, WEBCGM and CGM*PIP.
2. Supported TIFF compression methods: Uncompressed, Packbits, LZW, Inflate, CCITT G3 and G4.

ViewCompanion can convert to the following Formats:

  • Adobe PDF
  • Adobe PDF/A
  • Adobe Postscript®
  • AutoDesk DWF
  • AutoDesk DXF
  • CALS CCITT Group 4 Raster (Type 1)
  • Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM Binary)
  • Gerber RS-274X
  • HPGL-2 - HP RTL
  • GIF Graphics
  • JPEG Graphics
  • Paintbrush PCX
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics
  • TIFF Raster (CCITT-G3, CCITT-G4, LZW, and Packbits compression), multi page
  • Windows Bitmap
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile
  • Windows Metafile

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Windows 8.1, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Supports Terminal Server and Citrix.

Windows 7  Windows 8  Windows 10
100% Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10.
32- and 64-bit.

TIFF Viewer Screenshots

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ViewCompanion Pro Purchase Information

License Prices

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License Information

All licenses are perpetual and will allow you to use the software indefinitely.
Your license includes software maintenance for one year that entitles you to download all updates made to the software, and to receive technical support. After this one year period ends, you may choose to remain with the last version downloaded, or you may renewal software maintenance for another year.
More information about software maintenance can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Software Maintenance

All new licenses includes a free one-year software maintenance agreement that gives you:

  • Free minor and major upgrades (for example from v12.x to v13.x).
  • Highest priority for requested features, or other improvements to the software.
  • Highest priority for fixing reported problems and bugs.
  • Free technical support by e-mail.

Software maintenance may be renewed annually after the first free year. Software maintenance is optional and you're free to choose not to continue the maintenance program.
If you do not renew the software maintenance your license will continue to work as normal, but you will not be able to install and use the latest updates.

You can read more about maintenance here.