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Term: TIFF

TIFF is a file format for storing and exchanging bitonal, grayscale, and color images. The term is now used without reference to the original source phrase: Tag or Tagged Image File Format. Developed by Aldus as a universal format for desktop scanners in the 1980s, TIFF came under Adobe's control when Adobe acquired Aldus. TIFF combines raster image data with a flexible tagged field structure for metadata.
Adobe, TIFF Specification
TIFF format, from LC Digital Formats Web page
See also:
TIFF baseline; TIFF header