What is TIFF?
Tag Image File Format is a raster image file format that saves file to the TIFF format or to the TIF format. It was developed by Aldus and at the time was meant to be used for desktop publishing. It was later acquired by Adobe who holds the license for it to this day. What makes TIFF files unique is that different compression standards can be used to compress files and a very flexible set of information fields that allows users to include or remove just about any sort of information they want. TIFF files can also be ‘multi-page’ files i.e. they may contain more than one image. TIFF is a lossless compressed file format.
PTIF is the file extension that Pyramid encoded TIFF files are saved to. It is still a sub-type of the TIFF format. What PTIF does is that it saves a sequence of bitmaps of the image at progressively lower resolutions. These images may be compressed though PTIF is lossless compression.
Besides Adobe applications, the format is also used by character recognition applications, and scanners.
How Do I View TIFF and PTIF Files Online?
To view a TIFF or PTIF file online, upload it to Jumpshare and click the file to view it. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate between multiple TIFF, TIF, or PTIF files.