Glossary of Terms


Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.

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Tagged Image File Format

Tagged Image File Format is a file format for mainly storing raster images, including photographs and line art. Originally created by Aldus company for use with PostScript printing, .tiff is a popular format for high color depth (32-bit) images, along with .jpeg and .png. TIFF format (also known as .tif, for its file extension on Windows systems), is widely supported by image-manipulation applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro, by desktop publishing and page layout applications, such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign, and by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition (OCR), and other applications. Adobe Systems, which acquired the PageMaker publishing program from Aldus, now controls the TIFF specification.

Abbreviation: TIFF
File Extensions: .tif, .tiff
See Also: (GIF) Graphics Interchange Format, (JPEG) Joint Photographic Experts Group, (PNG) Portable Network Graphics


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