TIFF Format SDK Technology

LEADTOOLS provides comprehensive TIFF file format support to .NET (C# & VB, Core, Xamarin, UWP), C/C++, iOS, macOS, Linux, 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

  • Extensive TIFF compression options, including lossy and lossless, standard and proprietary:
    • JPEG, JPEG 2000, JBIG, JBIG2, CCITT, CCITT G3/G4, ABIC, LZW, PackBits, ZIP, CIELAB, MRC, LEAD CMP, LEAD CMW, and LEAD ABC
  • Flexible bit depth and color space support, including extended grayscale:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64-bits per pixel
    • RGB, CMYK, YCC, YUV444, YUV422, YUV411
  • Single and multi-page TIFF files
  • Read, modify, and save TIFF tags and comments
  • Binaries for Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and macOS to load, save, convert, and compress TIFF
  • Native 32 and 64-bit binaries to load, save, convert, and compress TIFF files
  • Add TIFF file support to single and multithreaded applications

TIFF CCITT Files

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

  • TIFF CCITT: Compressed TIFF files that are commonly used for FAX transmission and document imaging
  • TIFF CCITT Group 3: TIFF CCITT files in a format that is more advanced and more compressed than TIFF CCITT; LEADTOOLS supports 1-dimension and 2-dimension variations of TIFF CCITT Group 3
  • TIFF CCITT Group 4: TIFF CCITT files in a format that is more advanced and more compressed than TIFF CCITT Group 3
  • TIFF Class F: Class-F is the TIFF extension for fax documents; LEADTOOLS supports Class-F compatible tags

TIFF-FX Files

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:

  • Minimal Black and White: Uses binary MH compression (T.4)
  • Extended Black and White:  Uses binary MH, MR and MMR compression (T.4, T.6)
  • Lossless JBIG Black and White: Uses JBIG compression (T.85, T.82)
  • Lossy Color and Grayscale: Uses JPEG compression (T.42, T.81)
  • Lossless Color and Grayscale: Uses JBIG compression (T.43, T.82)

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 can contain either uncompressed image data or JPEG compressed image data. In addition, EXIF can contain metadata fields of various types, including a thumbnail stamp image. LEADTOOLS supports the following flavors of EXIF:

  • JPEG compression and YUV 4:2:2 color space
  • JPEG compression and YUV 4:1:1 color space
  • Uncompressed TIFF and RGB color space
  • Uncompressed TIFF and YCbCr color space

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:

  • Enumerate GeoKeys that exist in a file; there are 65536 possible GeoKeys
  • Read and write specific GeoKeys

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Demo Applications that Include TIFF Format

HTML5/JavaScript Viewer

Uses HTML5 and JavaScript to demonstrate features of the LEADTOOLS raster image viewer. Features include:

  • Load an image from url
  • Rotate
  • Zoom
  • Flip horizontally and vertically

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