If you work with graphics or digital photos you know about TIFF’s- Tagged Image File Format. It is a file format for storing images. It is a standard and is supported pretty much by every application and allows for different compression schemes and color spaces.
The maximum size of a TIFF file is limited to 4 gigabytes…till now. .. The BigTIFF was designed as the next version to break the 4 gig boundary. Aperio, Medical imaging specialists, created the format and offered it into the public domain.
Aperio believes strongly in open standards and anticipates that with this enhancement, TIFF will continue to be the standard for storing and managing very large images such as digital slides,” stated Ole Eichhorn, chief technology officer for Aperio.
Aperio debuts this technology with the world’s first terapixel image of 225 pathology slides from a breast cancer sample.