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TIFF

Tagged Image File Format



Intended as a superior, universal graphics file format, since its creation in the 1980's TIFF hasn't worked out as planned. First, there have been many unauthorized "improvements," so there are now about 50 versions of the TIFF format. This has made TIFF far from universal. Secondly, JPEG has become the most popular graphics file format because of its small file size and its Internet compatibility. This has shown TIFF to be far from superior.

It's been tough on TIFF.




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