.AVIF File Extension

AV1 Image File Format

An AVIF file stores images. It uses the AV1 and HEIF formats. Several companies made the AV1 format in 2015. These include Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix. AVIF files com...

General Information

Title AVIF File Extension
Extension .avif
Full Form AV1 Image File Format
File Type Image File
Developer Alliance for Open Media
MIME Type image/avif

File Function

Primary Function Store images
Additional Functions Support animations
Features High compression, Quality retention

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable With software

Use Cases

Web Images Yes
Digital Art Yes
Photography Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Verify source

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2019
Latest Standard AV1, 2018

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .jpg, .png, .webp

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Paint Free Windows 10, later
Google Chrome Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Mozilla Firefox Free Windows, Mac, Linux