Abbreviation for Tagged Image File Format
An image (4.67) file structure that consists of a series of headers or tags plus the image data.
(SOURCE: JIS Z 6015:2022, 4.132)
This is a versatile file format that can be used not only on Windows PCs but also on various platforms such as Macintosh and UNIX.
There are various versions of TIFF; however, the TIFF Revision 6.0 format was released in 1992 and has become the current standard format. It is possible to store multiple images in one file (multi-page); however, some applications may not support it, and therefore this should be confirmed in advance.
Lossless compression (i.e., the original image data can be restored) is a basic compression method for TIFF.
TIFF Revision 6.0 became an international standard as ISO 12369 TIFF/IT (Tagged Image File Format for Image Technology) in 2004.