JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a way to store images by compressing digital images, especially for natural or real scenes. However, it is not suite for online drawings and cartoons. When compressing images, some information will be lost. But human eyes won’t find the inconspicuous difference.  

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.

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.

To convert jpg exif to tif  file, please download TIF Image Builder.


Other image format definition:

WMP Windows Media Photo also called HD Photo file format which is developed by Microsoft for continuous tone photographic images. It supports both lossless and high-quality lossy compression. With its lightweight, high performance algorithm with a small memory footprint, it has better image compression quality than JPEG by decoding for multiple resolutions and sub-regions, gives a high-dynamic-range image encoding for both compression and decompression.

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