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TIFF, Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)


The .tiff file format

TIFF is a file format widely used to store raster images or graphics. It is popular among graphic artists and the publishing community as well as photographers - both professional and amateur. Having previously been developed by Aldus, it was later acquired by Adobe Systems. TIF files are usually stored as TIFF as well.


.tiff technical details

TIFF file format serves the purpose of storing graphics and images with high quality, together with a significant quantity of colors like digital pictures. TIFF files also include support for multiple pages and layers, and can be saved most efficiently in a lossless or uncompressed format. Alternatively they can be stored in a lossy way using JPEG compression.


Additional information about TIFF file format

File extension .TIFF
File category IMAGE
Useful links
File conversion Convert a file to TIFF
Developer Aldus, now Adobe Systems
Associated programs Corel PaintShop Pro X6, Microsoft Windows Photos, Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Adobe Photoshop CC, Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2