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TIFF

TIFF

(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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When the designs were complete, they were inserted into background artwork, flattened and saved as TIFF files.
After making the decision on what resolution to scan the maps, I also needed to research what was the best compression ratio to encode the TIFF file into JP2 file format.
However it is expensive, and to get the best results has to be linked to the TIFF file.
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The appliance, which already supported PDF, now will support the TIFF file format on the PC so that captured documents can be imported into a wider variety of applications.
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There are some important enhancement also part of this release, such as Support to load PSD file created/updated using SAI software/editing tool has been incorporated, support to load PSD file created/updated using GIMP2 software/editing tool has been incorporated, converting Djvu to PDF has been improved, Process of converting Djvu image pages to PNG has been improved, updating text in PSD text layers has been improved, ICC profiles for Jpeg2000 images have been implemented, Process of rotate operation on raster image has been improved, Process of converting TIFF to JPEG has been improved and Process of extracting frames from a TIFF file has been improved.
Still others chose traditional media with the understanding that the final artwork was to be scanned and submitted as a TIFF file.
With my images stacked and ready for final processing, I found it a good idea to save the image as a raw, unprocessed 16-bit TIFF file, so that reprocessing at a later date skips all the previous steps.