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(Tagged Image File Format) A bitmapped graphics file format from Adobe. Originally developed by Aldus and Microsoft, TIFF handles monochrome, gray scale, 8-and 24-bit color. Widely used in book publishing and other print-related industries, TIFF allows for customization, and TIFF files retain their layers and transparency when saved in Photoshop. Over the years, several versions of TIFF have been created, which does not guarantee compatibility between all programs. Files use the .TIF and .TIFF extensions.

TIFF file sizes are reduced using one of several compression methods. LZW provides ratios of about 1.5:1 to 2:1. Ratios of 10:1 to 20:1 are possible for documents with large amounts of white space using ITU Group III and IV compression methods (fax). See TIFF/EP, JPEG and graphics formats.

Saving a TIFF
TIFF is a sophisticated bitmapped format with numerous options, which is why it has been widely used in the publishing industry. This is the TIFF Save dialog in Photoshop Elements.
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In addition to the TIF district, Des Plaines officials may pursue the construction of a Metra station on the North Central line at Oakton and Lee streets.
"The TIF supports thriving and sustainable regions by helping communities make the most out of the opportunities that tourism brings."
WILL argues that Eau Claire, in drawing a TIF district around the mixed-used housing project, glazed over a state law requiring governments to show that a particular development wouldn't have happened had it not been for the assistance provided by TIF.
Stillwater's latest TIF led to a resident petition drive calling for a citywide vote on whether to overturn it.
The TIF procedure reduces a patient's hiatal hernia and rebuilds the valve between the stomach and esophagus, restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent GERD.
Kathy Henderson, director of economic development for the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp., said representatives from the county, school district and township are forming a TIF committee to get the project moving forward.
The ratings on the TIF revenue bonds reflect Fitch's revised "U.S.
This report suggests that states should track and monitor TIF use; states should revise statutes to allow counties, school districts, and other overlying local governments to opt out of contributing resources to TIF districts; state legislators should review their "but for" TIF requirements to determine whether they are effective; local governments should provide extensive, easily accessible information about TIF use, revenues, and expenditures; researchers should study, document, and explain the different outcomes resulting from TIF use in various geographic areas.
5 meeting, City Council Member Nick Campion voiced concern the city was fueling a bubble by making too much TIF available for projects.
"Iraq is a country with high rates of Thalassemia carriers but political instability and frequent warfare in the country has taken a toll on available services that to prevent and treat the disease," TIF said.