Why use TIFF?

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JPEG, PNG, Bitmap, GIF, TIFF: There are so many image formats out there it’s hard to know which is the best to use. However, when it comes to maintaining image quality and file security, Tagged Image File Format, or TIFF, is unparallelled.

TIFF is what’s known as a loss-less format, what you see is what you get. Formats like JPEG are compressed to create smaller file sizes which reduces file quality. While larger in size, saving files in this format ensures that images will produce and maintain the highest quality for future use.

TIFF images are also difficult to alter making them ideal for protecting information and archiving. Further, unlike PDF or publisher files, TIFF is a clean file format which contains no links or hidden data and therefore can never have a virus embedded within it. That’s why it’s best to convert your important business files from PDF to TIFF.

As a well established file type, TIFF is supported by a large range of applications making it viewable by everyone and offers various compression options to support any storage needs. It also supports multiple pages allowing you to combine numerous files into one TIFF. PEERNET offers software to easily convert your businesses files to this format with our TIFF Image Printer program.

TIFF is the standard format used for facsimile transmissions, making it a staple for any business.