TIFF files are the best choice for importing into image editing applications and are also a common GIS raster data format. However, they cannot be natively viewed by a web browser. TIFFs also support georeferencing information in GeoTIFF tags or in a separate world file for use as raster data.
To export a TIFF file, ensure that a map or layout view is active. On the Share tab, click Export Map or Export Layout , depending on the active view, to open the Export pane. Change the File Type parameter to TIFF. Set a name and location for the file, as well as any other properties, and click Export.
The following properties are available when exporting to a TIFF file:
Export a layout with a transparent page instead of a white page.
Transparent backgrounds are only supported when Color depth is set to 32-bit with Alpha.
This option is not available for maps, but transparency on a map is honored on export.
The compression scheme used to compress image or raster data in the output file. Choose from the following:
The amount of image compression applied to the export. Low quality has a smaller file size but less clear data; max quality has a larger file size but crisper data. This only applies when JPEG or Adaptive compression is used.
The resolution of the export file in dots per inch (dpi). DPI is only available when exporting a layout. When exporting a map, the DPI is calculated automatically. For map exports, increase the Width and Height values to add additional pixels and get a higher resolution output.
Write world file
In the same location as the exported map, generate a separate world file that contains georeference information. This allows the exported image to be used as raster data in ArcGIS Pro or other GIS applications.
When exporting a layout, set Map frame to the 2D map frame you want the world file georeferenced information to be based on.
This option is not available in 3D views.
Write GeoTIFF tags
Add GeoTIFF information directly to the TIFF header. This allows the exported image to be used as raster data in ArcGIS Pro or other GIS applications.
When exporting a layout, set Map frame to the 2D map frame you want the GeoTIFF information to be based on.
This is independent from Write world file. With GIS-capable software, you can choose to honor the GeoTIFF information or the world file for these exports.
The number of bits to describe color in a pixel. Choose from the following:
Embed color profile
Include the color profile set for the map or layout in the exported file. This helps create consistency in colors when the file is viewed on different devices. If the profile is not embedded, or a non-color-managed viewer is used, the colors may be significantly different than what is seen on-screen.
This option is only available when color management is enabled. If color management is not enabled and your colorspace is set to CMYK, the CMYK colorspace is still included in the export. This may cause some colors to appear differently when viewing the exported file.