Glossary of Printing Terms:
TIFF

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.


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