TIF or TIFF: is an image format used for containing high quality graphics. It stands for “Tagged Image File Format” or “Tagged Image Format”.
A TIF file is capable of holding both lossy jpeg compression and lossless image data. It can also contain vector based graphics data. TIF file format is widely supported in image editing applications. It is a very popular image format among Graphic artists, Photographers, and Publishing authorities.
It is uncompressed so can be very very big in comparison to, say, a JPG version of the same image, however TIFF has outstanding accuracy.« Back to Glossary Index