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What is TIFF?

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TIFF

What is TIFF?

TIFF stands for “Tag Image File Format”. It is a complex file format for storing one or more bitmapped images in multiple colourspaces using several different forms of compression. The file name extension for TIFF files is: .tif, .tiff

What are TIFF file features?

TIFF files maintain high quality as they employ lossless compression, ensuring that every pixel and detail is preserved. They are also an adaptable file format as they support multiple layers and can be tailored so are popular amongst graphic designers and photographers. They are not just black and white. TIFF files support a spectrum of color depths, including monochrome, grayscale and 24-bit color. TIFF files are compatible with a range of software applications including Adobe Photoshop and GIMP.

TIFF vs PNG: The pros and cons

TIFF and PNG have distinct advantages and disadvantages. TIFF excels in preserving high-resolution images and is suitable for professional photography and graphic design but has larger file sizes. PNG, on the other hand, is more efficient for web use, supports transparency, and is widely compatible but may have limited color depth and does not support multiple layers.

How to open TIFF files in Java?

ImageIO (the built-in Java Image library) includes support for TIFF images.

Our JDeli library allows you to read and write TIFF files.



Find out how to read and write images files in Java with JDeli:

Read: BufferedImage image = JDeli.read(streamOrFile);

Write: JDeli.write(myBufferedImage, OutputFormat.HEIC, outputStreamOrFile)

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chika Chika Emebo is part of the IDR Solutions sales and marketing team. She researches and creates marketing prospects, as well as strategises and executes sales initiatives.