|Registered MIME type: image/tiff|
TIFF raster image format.
Commonly used in image manipulation applications, page layout applications, scanners and other imaging devices, and for the archiving of images.
Suitable for high-color-depth images.
TIFF is an acronym for Tagged Image File Format.
Supports multiple color resolutions, color encodings, and compression methods.
Supports arbitrary bit depths of up to 16 bits per channel, and also 32 bits per channel.
Can store multiple images.
Supports alpha channels.
Introduced in the 1980s by Aldus as a standard format for desktop scanners.
|"Elements"||list of elements and options available in this file|
|"Rules"||full list of rules for each element and option|
|"Options"||list of rules for options, properties, and settings|
|"Animation"||multi-image TIFF represented as an animation object|
|"Graphics"||the first image in the file, given as graphics|
|"GrayLevels"||array of normalized gray-level values|
|"GraphicsList"||all images as a list of graphics|
|"Background"||background color shown in transparent image regions|
|"BitDepth"||bits used to represent each color channel in the file|
|"ImageCount"||number of images in the file|
|"ImageEncoding"||how images are compressed in the file|
|"Data"||array of color values, represented as integers|
|"ImageSize"||overall image size|
|"RawData"||array of color map indices|
|"RGBColorArray"||array of RGBColor objects|
|"Author"||person who created the file|
|"CameraTopOrientation"||orientation of the camera when the picture was taken|
|"CopyrightNotice"||copyright information as a string|
|"Device"||model specification of the camera or input device|
|"DeviceManufacturer"||maker of the camera or input device|
|"ImageCreationDate"||date and time the original picture was taken, given as a DateList specification|
|Background||Automatic||background color shown in transparent image regions|
|ByteOrdering||-1||ordering of bytes in the file|
|ImageResolution||Automatic||resolution used for rendering the graphics|
|ImageSize||Automatic||overall image size|
|"ImageTopOrientation"||Top||orientation of the image as stored in the file|
|"ColorSpace"||Automatic||color encoding to be used in the file|
|"CompressionLevel"||Automatic||compression level, given as a number between 0 and 1|
|"ImageEncoding"||None||how images are compressed in the file|
|"DifferencingPredictor"||False||whether to use horizontal differencing when using LZW or ZIP compression|
|"ColorSeparation"||False||whether to store color channels in separate planes|
|"JPEG"||lossy JPEG compression|
|"LZW"||lossless LZW compression|
|"PackBits"||PackBits run-length encoding method|
|"ZIP"||lossless ZIP image data compression|
This imports a TIFF example file, rendering it as Graphics:
Show the Import elements available in this file:
Create a raster image using ArrayPlot and export it to TIFF:
Import this file as a raster of gray-level values, and render it as raster graphics after reversing the order of the rows:
An ArrayPlot of the gray-level values shows the "negative" image:
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