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.
PFM is a font metric data file. It is also one of the formats of the font file category. This applies to fonts in the Adobe Type 1 (= postscript) category used by the Microsoft Windows operating system. The format contains font character sizes. He asks for the font associated file extension .PFB. It does not have the glyphs of the font itself, but with its help, the correct display of the PFB file is obtained. PFM files, that is, the Printer Font Metrics File, contain metric information about the fonts that applications use to lay out lines of text in a document. PostScipt Type 1 fonts have multiple files. The package usually comes with a couple of files with the extensions PFB and PFM. However, there may be 3 files with the extensions AFM, PFB and INF, or all 4 files - PFM, PFB, INF, AFM. Windows 7 and Windows Vista must have PFM. Modern versions of Windows have built-in tools for installing fonts of all formats. The installation procedure is the same for all font formats, but it differs for different versions of Windows. After installation, you may need to restart the application. Only then will the new fonts appear in the font list. You can open the PFM file using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Windows Font Viewer, Microsoft Windows.