TIF - Tagged Image File
This is a graphics format often used for digital photographs and high resolution color images. Also denoted as “TIFF”, it provides support for multiple layers and pages. A .TIF file may be saved as an uncompressed format creating a large file. An LZW lossless compression may be incorporated which reduces the file size without affecting quality. A JPEG compression may be used, however the quality of the image is affected as the compression increases. It creates a smaller file than either an uncompressed or an LZW compressed file.