TIFF File Documentation


Feature Value
File Extension .tiff, .tif
MIME Type image/tiff
Developed by Aldus Corporation
Type of Format Raster graphics
Compression Lossless & Lossy (depends on implementation)
Color Depth 1-bit (monochrome) to 48-bit (16 bits per channel) and more
Max Image Size 4 gigabytes for standard TIFF, unlimited for BigTIFF variant
Multi-page Support Yes
Layers Support Yes (dependent on software)
Metadata Support Yes (EXIF, IPTC, XMP, and more)
Transparency Supported (via alpha channel)
Color Models RGB, CMYK, Lab, etc.
Tag Structure Flexible, tag-based structure
Application Photography, desktop publishing, medical imaging, 3D applications, and more