Tagged Image File Format
A file format used for images and defined by a computer industry committee in 1986.
A graphic file format developed by Aldus, Adobe, and Apple that is especially suited for representing large bitmaps, such as scanned black and white or color images.
It is a so-called screen format that contains information on the brightness and hue of every pixel.
The TIFF format supports various color systems, from black-and-white to full-color RGB images.
TIFF files can be compressed by a variety of methods.