TIFF File Format Overview
TIFF (Tag Image File Format) is a widely supported open
file specification, originally developed by
Aldus (acquired by Adobe). It is a raster-based format
commonly used for images that come from
optical scanners, graphics/photo editing applications,
TIFF files can span multiple pages, contain a number of
different raster format "encodings" (ways to represent pixels
dots with compression) and contain metadata tags,
such as the origin of the images and creation date.
The most common TIFF encoding is CCITT G4,
which is used to represent monochrome (black and white)
scans of images like documents, checks and blueprints.
Other file encodings are color images for photographs, images
of charts, graphical renderings, etc.
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