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How can I batch create a .tfw (world file) for my TIFF image?

by Anonymous on ‎07-18-2016 09:53 AM - edited on ‎12-20-2018 01:19 PM by Moderator (6,092 Views)


Customer states they have hundreds of TIFF files that were either registered in the MicroStation based GIS Imaging products (I/RASC or ImageAnalyst) or had been converted to GeoTIFF.  They want to extract the registration as a world file (.tfw) for use in another application.


This is easily accomplished in batch mode using the Many/Raw File Converter in the ImageStation Raster Utilities (ISRU).  ISRU can be downloaded from


Here's the command line flags for mr_file:
Use the -g option
for %j in (*.tif) do start /b /wait mr_file -g %j %~nj.tfw
This will do a whole folder at one time.
on ‎01-07-2019 05:05 AM

This command didn't work for me. But a slight variation does. I just convert my TIFF to JPEG while generating a JPEG world file. The JPEG world file is exactly the same as the TIFF world file that I want but with a different file extension. All I have to do is rename the world file using a *.tfw extension instead of the *.jgw that is generated. The batch command I use is "for %j in (*.tif) do mr_file -C j %~nj.tif %~nj.jpg". This will generate the JPEG image file along with the world file.

by Technical Evangelist
‎01-07-2019 10:02 AM - edited ‎01-07-2019 01:15 PM

Here are some additional suggestions: 


Note that the listgeo command line utility from libgeotiff, which is mentioned on that page, is included with ISRU.