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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, etc.

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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