Tagged Image File Format


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Tagged Image File Format

(file format, graphics)
(TIFF) A file format used for still-image bitmaps, stored in tagged fields. Application programs can use the tags to accept or ignore fields, depending on their capabilities.

While TIFF was designed to be extensible, it lacked a core of useful functionality, so that most useful functions (e.g. lossless 24-bit colour) requires nonstandard, often redundant, extensions. The incompatibility of extensions has led some to expand "TIFF" as "Thousands of Incompatible File Formats".

Compare GIF, PNG, JPEG.
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Model 2 can be either paper or electronic original documents, scanned into a flat image file (typically tagged image file format [TIFF]), with extensible markup language (XML) recording data--but those data are provided separately from the image file, not embedded into it.
One such system uses Advantage Windows workstations (General Electric Medical Systems, Milwaukee, USA) - a tagged image file format (TIFF) file is created from the relevant images and then stored on another computer connected to the local network which supports file transfer protocol (FTP), after which such files are manually entered into a database.
The following file types are supported as attachments: .pdf Portable document format .jpg,.jpeg Image file format .tiff Tagged image file format .rtf Rich text format .txt Text format .xls Spreadsheet file format .doc, docx Word processing document formats .wpd Word processing document format
* .tiff: Tagged Image File Format. .tiffs are an uncompressed format.