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.
JNX is a raster map format. It refers to the so-called tile formats, by which you need to understand a large-scale raster image on the map, divided into smaller rectangular parts. This is necessary so that the display of the navigator is accelerated. JNX files are used on Garmin devices to display satellite maps that are available through BirdsEye subscription. In devices for these files, space is allocated on the internal drive in the Garmin \ BirdsEye folder or on the SD card. The coordinates are stored in the form of signed 4-byte integers. The coordinates of the two corners of the map describe two pairs of numbers: one is latitude, the second is longitude. Tiles are standard JPG drawings. Their lion's share in BirdsEye cards is with a resolution of 256 by 256 pixels. There is support for images and larger. Devices are endowed with the ability to display tiles up to 1 megapixel in size. If the sizes go beyond this limit, then the image is automatically reduced with a loss of quality. There is a significant limitation of the JNX format. Such is the rigid binding of cards to a specific device. The JNX format is fully explored. An exception is only part of the loader service data block. However, when you create your own maps, this can be neglected. There is a set of utilities with which you can convert raster maps to JNX format. They serve for reverse conversion. Files in the JNX format have a binding code for the device. Despite this, there are ways to use your own JNX cards in Garmin navigators.