Friday, June 12, 2015

TIFF/A Standard Initiative

TIFF/A Standard Initiative. Website. June, 2015.
The TIFF/A standard initiative intends to create an ISO specification of a Archival TIFF Format. TIFF is a widely used format, but it is complex and has some features not suited for long term preservation. The TIFF/A-specification will be enhanced with mandatory and forbidden tags for archival purposes, similar to PDF/A. "This standard will be created in parallel with DPF Manager, an open source TIFF format validator that, in addition to the current TIFF ISO Standards, will be the first conformance checker for the TIFF/A new standard." The group looks to create a community of experts interested in discussing the initiative in order to prepare a proposal to submit to the ISO.

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