TIFF file format- Tagged Image File Format

Tagged Image File Format or TIFF is used for raster images. A TIFF formatted file does not support vector data. It is a flexible platform that supports high quality graphics and works very well in many different applications and environments. They are the best format choice for printed images.

Some advantages of using TIFF format are that it retains the image layers, transparency in the alpha channels, and other Photoshop features and tools while retaining quality. A JPEG format for example will flatten an image, as well as, “lose quality every time they are opened, edited and saved” (Chastain, 2010). With all the great things a TIFF format provides there is one draw “small” draw back. All the data saved takes space. This causes the TIFF files to be pretty large.

Works Cited
Chastain, Sue. "JPEG Myths and Facts." About.com Guide. Web. 4 May 2010. .

Frank J, Romano. Pocket Guide to Digital Prepress. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning, 1996.

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