Feature Description

LEADTOOLS provides comprehensive TIFF file format support for .NET (C# & VB), C/C++, WinRT, iOS, OS X, Java and web developers. TIFF is a tag-based file format designed to promote the universal interchange of digital image data and provides a very flexible container format to store image data and metadata. Programmers using LEADTOOLS SDKs can load, save, convert and edit the tags and images for many different flavors of TIFF, including EXIF, TIFF-FX and GeoTIFF.

Overview of TIFF Format SDK Technology


TIFF files compressed with CCITT compression are the most common 1-bit image files used for fax transmission and document imaging.


TIFF-FX files are Internet Fax files developed and used by Xerox. TIFF-FX supports several types of compression. In addition, TIFF-FX can be extended as the need arises. LEADTOOLS supports the following modes of TIFF-FX:

EXIF Files

EXIF is a standard for image files created by digital cameras and other image capturing devices. The standard set by the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association. EXIF is formally named the Digital Still Camera Image File Format Standard. EXIF files may contain either uncompressed image data or compressed JPEG image data. In addition, EXIF may contain metadata fields of various types including a thumbnail stamp image. LEADTOOLS supports the following flavors of EXIF:

GeoTIFF Files

GeoTIFF files are standard TIFF files that contain six specific data tags describing the image location, scale, projection, and GeoKeys which is additional information useful for topographic applications. LEADTOOLS includes functionality to:

Technology Related to TIFF Format