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TIFF Tag Reference, Baseline TIFF Tags

Baseline TIFF tags are those tags that are listed as part of the core of TIFF, the essentials that all mainstream TIFF developers should support in their products, according to the TIFF specification.

CodeNameShort description
DecHex
25400FENewSubfileTypeA general indication of the kind of data contained in this subfile.
25500FFSubfileTypeA general indication of the kind of data contained in this subfile.
2560100ImageWidthThe number of columns in the image, i.e., the number of pixels per row.
2570101ImageLengthThe number of rows of pixels in the image.
2580102BitsPerSampleNumber of bits per component.
2590103CompressionCompression scheme used on the image data.
2620106PhotometricInterpretationThe color space of the image data.
2630107ThreshholdingFor black and white TIFF files that represent shades of gray, the technique used to convert from gray to black and white pixels.
2640108CellWidthThe width of the dithering or halftoning matrix used to create a dithered or halftoned bilevel file.
2650109CellLengthThe length of the dithering or halftoning matrix used to create a dithered or halftoned bilevel file.
266010AFillOrderThe logical order of bits within a byte.
270010EImageDescriptionA string that describes the subject of the image.
271010FMakeThe scanner manufacturer.
2720110ModelThe scanner model name or number.
2730111StripOffsetsFor each strip, the byte offset of that strip.
2740112OrientationThe orientation of the image with respect to the rows and columns.
2770115SamplesPerPixelThe number of components per pixel.
2780116RowsPerStripThe number of rows per strip.
2790117StripByteCountsFor each strip, the number of bytes in the strip after compression.
2800118MinSampleValueThe minimum component value used.
2810119MaxSampleValueThe maximum component value used.
282011AXResolutionThe number of pixels per ResolutionUnit in the ImageWidth direction.
283011BYResolutionThe number of pixels per ResolutionUnit in the ImageLength direction.
284011CPlanarConfigurationHow the components of each pixel are stored.
2880120FreeOffsetsFor each string of contiguous unused bytes in a TIFF file, the byte offset of the string.
2890121FreeByteCountsFor each string of contiguous unused bytes in a TIFF file, the number of bytes in the string.
2900122GrayResponseUnitThe precision of the information contained in the GrayResponseCurve.
2910123GrayResponseCurveFor grayscale data, the optical density of each possible pixel value.
2960128ResolutionUnitThe unit of measurement for XResolution and YResolution.
3050131SoftwareName and version number of the software package(s) used to create the image.
3060132DateTimeDate and time of image creation.
315013BArtistPerson who created the image.
316013CHostComputerThe computer and/or operating system in use at the time of image creation.
3200140ColorMapA color map for palette color images.
3380152ExtraSamplesDescription of extra components.
334328298CopyrightCopyright notice.