What is TIFF?

TIFF meaning in Digital terms is 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.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary