Opening .TIFF files in 64-bit MapInfo Pro versions prior to 17.0

Products affected: MapInfo Pro™
Versions 12.5.2 thru 16 of 64-bit MapInfo Pro do not have an option to open .TIFF files directly under File > Open > Files of Type: Raster. 
Only the extension of .TIF (spelled with one "F") is available.

The workaround for the bug in those older versions is to manually type in the .TIFF file name and extension at the Open Dialog.

For example:

Note: The .TIFF extension has been added directly into the list of Raster file types in version 17.0 and higher to resolve this bug.
UPDATED:  September 7, 2018