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.
PNM is a raster image category format. This is a bitmap bitmap created in Portable Any Map format. As you know, this format was intended from the very beginning to process some types of portable monochrome black and white images (PBM), color images (PPM) and grayscale images with shades of gray (PGM). Allows the inclusion of raster graphics data in the .PBM, .PGM or .PPM format. Such formats can provide an intermediate representation of data during the conversion of raster graphic files by different platforms. Separate applications support these three formats directly because they are defined as the PNM format. Able to be stored using binary data or ASCII text. PNM is the common format for the Netpbm package. It contains intermediate files that are used when it comes to converting several open source programs called Portable Bitmap. The PPM format was developed by J. Poskanzer. This is the easiest format for storing graphics. PNM files store one image. They do not apply compression. To view and process a bitmap image in PNM format, you can use programs such as GIMP, ImageMagick, Newera Graphics Converter Pro, XnViewMP. The same programs are able to convert images of this format.