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Tagged Image File Format
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file format, graphics (TIFF) A file format used for
still-image bitmaps, stored in tagged fields. Applicationprograms 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