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TIF file format

File extension
.tif
File category
Description
It is a file format used in the storage of raster images or graphics at a broad scale. It is popular among graphic designers, publishers, photographers both professionals and unexperienced. It was initially developed by Aldus 34 years ago and it later became an acquisition of Adobe Systems and the most recent version was released in 2002. This files can also be stored as TIFF.
Technical details
The file format is known for its flexibility and adaptability especially when it comes to how it handles images and metadata. It can hold multiple images. High quality graphics and highly colored images are stored using the TIF file format. Files possessing the TIF extension also support numerous pages and layers. Such files can also be stored in a format that is unprocessed or loosely compressed.
Programs
Microsoft Windows Photos (Windows)
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer (Windows)
Apple Preview (Mac)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows & Mac)
Adobe Illustrator (Windows & Mac)
ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows)
MacPhun ColorStrokes (Mac)
Nuance PaperPort (Windows)
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate (Windows)
Roxio Toast (Mac)
Developer
Aldus, Adobe Systems
MIME type
image/tiff
image/x-tga