Tagged Image File
📌 .TIF format subtype is handled as a visual image stored in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), a highly qualitative graphical state. Particularly, the .TIF entry branch is frequently utilized to store images with many colors, at most digital photos, and involves enhanced support with multiple pages and sophisticated layered structure. The .TIFF tech specification was founded and designed in the middle 1980’s by Aldus company (in 1994 the enterprise was finally merged with Adobe Systems) and served as a common major image technology for various document scanners and computer platforms. The .TIF standard has become especially broad among professional designers and animators in the graphical industry, including photographers and modelers.
📌 A .TIF format group can also be applied as a .TIFF-compatible geospatial visual image designed in the GeoTIFF shape. Hereby, .TIF object includes cartographic or geographic data included as tags in scope of the resulting .TIF file. Basically, .TIF records permit final users to integrate the GIS information with direct involvement of the .TIFF technical standard. As long as at most GeoTIFF records include GIS-coordinates of the requested object, the geospatial .TIF applications can map particular regions of the raster graphical image to longitude and latitude coordinates. The GeoTIFF technology employs the extensible abilities of the .TIFF specification to embed tagged metadata to the proper requested image and open it when requested. Pay attention to the fact that typical image viewers won’t be able to display the geo-data your outcome .TIF item includes.
How to open an .TIF file?
📌 The ordinary .TIF graphics can be monitored, opened up, reviewed and adjusted by general image viewers and organizers, such as Adobe Lightroom, ACDSee Photo Studio, IrfanView, Canvas X Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Microsoft Photos and other competitive projects and utilities. The .TIF extension is splendidly compliant with all modern desktop and mobile operating systems, and can be flawlessly opened on most Android and iOS devices, Windows and Linux-based PCs, as well as Mac-stations and mainframes. In other predefined cases, the .TIF entry may correspond to the GIS area, and is operated by ArcGIS Pro, ERDAS IMAGINE, GDAL, MATLAB, QGIS, OriginLab Origin and other concurrent suites and distributives, related to geospatial area of industry interacting with .TIF technology.