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TIFF tags

Dimensions

Image width (in pixels)
Image length (in pixels)
Resolution unit: none, inch, cm
X resolution: pixels per resolution unit
Y resolution: pixels per resolution unit

Color

Photometric interpretation (black-on-white or white-on-black)
Bits per sample (1 for bilevel, 4 or 8 for grayscale)
Samples per pixel (RGB only): normally 3 for RGB images
Color map (palette-color only): specifies a color table for the image

Compression

Bilevel: uncompressed, packed into bytes as tightly as possible, CCITT fax compression standard, byte-oriented run-length coding
Others: uncompressed, byte-oriented run-length coding

Location of the data

Rows per strip
Strip offsets
Strip byte counts

Optional fields

Document name
Page name (typically used for page number)
Artist or creator
Image description: free-form text
Software program that generated the image
Date and time when it was generated
Host computer on which it was generated
Make and model of the equipment used for scanning



Table 6.5: TIFF tags;