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Tag image bitmap file (TIFF)

TIF file format

TIF is an image format file for high-quality graphics. TIF files are also called .TIFF, which stands for “Tagged Image Format File.” TIF files were created in the 1986 as a file format for scanned images in an attempt to get all companies to use one standard file format instead of multiple. Though .TIF files originally only supported black and white, the update in 1988 added a color palette. Now owned by Adobe, the .TIF format is used for high color-depth images. TIF files can be compressed using LZW compression to reduce the file’s size. TIF files can be converted to .JPEG, .GIF or .PDF format by using Image Converter Plus.

MIME: image/tif, image/x-tif, image/tiff, image/x-tiff, application/tif, application/x-tif, application/tiff, application/x-tiff

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The reasoning for me to look up Tiff was because it was labeled on my MACBOOKPRO-Clipboard, and I had no clue as to its meaning!
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I downloaded Ordinance Survey (OS) data maps, they were TIF Files
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I was sent images over dropbox, and few came in the .tif file
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I was sent an email attachment ending in .tif and I wanted to see what kind of software opens a .tif file
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I was sent a file with .tif on its end.
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