TIFF is a format that allows you to store raster graphics with tags. It was developed by Aldus Corporation in conjunction with Microsoft so that it can be used with PostScript. Aldus Corporation owns specifications. Subsequently, this company merged with Adobe Systems. It is she who now owns the copyright to these specifications. Typically, TIFF files (Tagged Image File Format) are with the extension .tiff or .tif. Aldus was specifically engaged in the development of the format in order to achieve the preservation of scanned images. The popularity of TIFF can be explained by the fact that it is preferred in order to store images that have a large color depth. The format is used to send faxes, scan, recognize texts. It is widely supported in the printing industry. TIFF was chosen as the main graphic format of the NeXTSTEP operating system. Then from this system TIFF support migrated to Mac OS X. At first, the format supported lossless compression. Then it was supplemented in order to support lossy compression in JPEG format. We emphasize that the maximum weight of a document, if stored in this form, is no more than 4 GB. To open a TIFF file larger than 2 GB, you must run Photoshop CS.
BMP is a graphic format that allows you to store bitmaps as a bitmap based on single-layer rasters. It was developed by Microsoft. She also implemented it in the Windows operating system. The BMP format (English Bitmap Picture) is used in the work of many programs, since its support is integrated into Windows and OS / 2. Files of this format can have the extensions .bmp, .dib or .rle. The BMP graphics format has often changed. From the very beginning, the image structure was built by combining small squares, that is, pixels, each of which is capable of containing data about what color depth is. It happens to be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48 bits per pixel. The size of the final image depends on the bitness. The BMP file format still looks like a monster, since it has large sizes. After all, the image is uncompressed, which can not be said, for example, about the JPG format. Any Windows operating system has the means to open such images. The main editing tool has always been Paint - the native Microsoft program that is in every version of Windows. In BMP, images are stored in their original form, but compression algorithms can also be used. Let's say BMP provides quality support for RLE compression.