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. 

WMF (Windows Metafile) is a 16- bit graphic format appearing on MS Windows systems. It became commonly used since the wide use of graphics formats, like GIF and JPEG. Windows graphic layers GDI can execute the WMF format to store image. It contains the functions of compressing files, editing images and so on. Generally, a whole image is stored as a sequence of separated parts. The images are often rough and can be edited only in Microsoft Office.

WMZ is Compressed Windows Metafile.

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 wont find the inconspicuous difference.

To convert tif wmf wmz to jpg file, please download JPEG Photo Converter.



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DXF is an ASCII format based on vector designated by Autodesk Cop. It aims to exchange image information between external procedures and graphics system or different graphics system. With simple structure, fine readability and easily being controlled by other application, DXF is actually the industry standard. It has the file extension known as .DXF, and the files could be read and exported by most CAD system.

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