- Tagged Image File Format. A common image file format developed by Adobe.
TIFF files are usually identified with a ".tif"
or ".tiff" file
TIFF involves loss-less data-compression (cf compression). It is well suited (i.e. gives good compression) on images which have bands of the same colour, such as maps.
For more information see:
- http://partners.adobe.com/asn/tech/tiff/specification.jsp - TIFF Specification.
- Unofficial TIFF home page (archived). Not updated, but still contains a good source of information on TIFF.
- http://everything.explained.at/Tagged_Image_File_Format - Tagged Image File (TIFF) Explained.
- www.guidetocomputertraining.com/library/tiff - TIFF Uses and History.