TIF/TIFF (Tag Image File Format) is widely and common used lossless image format in all platforms, such as Mac, Windows, Unix. With the ability of storing arbitrary number of bits per pixel and having variety of compression algorithms, TIFF is favored by most people, especially by graphic designers. TIFF supports CMYK, RGB, Lab, indexed color and grayscale with alpha avenue and Bitmap images without alpha avenue. When approving or adding new tags, it can extend TIFF format by using tags. That is, the image information can be stored and arranged.  

Exif (Exchangeable Image File) is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras. It can store digital photograph’s properties information and the shooting data. Exif is introduced by the Japan Electronic Industries Development Association (JEIDA). Version 2.2 is dated April 2002. Exif is existing in JPEG, TIFF, RIFF files, with the addition of specific metadata tags. It is not supported in JPEG 2000, PNG, or GIF.

BMP (Bitmap) is very popular nowadays due to the common use of Windows. That is because BMP is the standard format used by Windows for saving image files. It contains more image information than the JPEG, and there is almost no compression of images. So it takes a larger disk space. Presently, 24 bits per pixel BMP files are the most common in all the 1, 4, 8, 15, 24, 32, 64 bits per pixel BMP files.

To convert tif exif  to bmp file, please download BMP Picture Maker.



Other image format definition:

XCF means eXperimental Computing Facility, which is the special image file format of GIMP software. Like the native file format for Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Xcf supports saving each layer, the current selection, channels, paths, etc. But it doesn’t support the undo history. As big as xcf file size is, it supports compressed files with the extension of gzip or bzip2 which could be opened as normal image files.

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