Information about TIFF file format

Name TIFF
Full name TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
File extension .tiff, .tif
MIME type image/tiff, image/tiff-fx
Developed by Adobe Systems
Type of format Image file format
Description TIFF is a computer file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry and photographers. The TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications, by publishing and page layout applications, and by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition and other applications.
Technical details A TIFF file, for example, can be a container holding JPEG (lossy) and PackBits (lossless) compressed images. A TIFF file also can include a vector-based clipping path (outlines, croppings, image frames). The ability to store image data in a lossless format makes a TIFF file a useful image archive.
Associated programs Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer, Corel PaintShop, GIMP, ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format