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'''XIFF''' (eXtended Image File Format, Xerox Image File Format<ref>https://archive.org/download/gov.uspto.patents.application.10767044/10767044-2004-01-29-00007-SPEC.pdf, p.5</ref>), also known as '''XIF''' (eXtended Image Format, Xerox Image Format<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20070223154220/http://www.objectrescue.com/products/recover-file-types.html</ref>) and also DigiPaper/XIF<ref>http://www.vincent-net.com/luc/papers/99isdm_document_talk.pdf</ref><ref>http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january00/moll/01moll.html</ref>, and apparently also '''Xerox DIFF''', is a raster graphics format associated with ScanSoft and Xerox. It is a compound image format, similar in concept to [[Mixed Raster Content]] or [[JPM]].
 
'''XIFF''' (eXtended Image File Format, Xerox Image File Format<ref>https://archive.org/download/gov.uspto.patents.application.10767044/10767044-2004-01-29-00007-SPEC.pdf, p.5</ref>), also known as '''XIF''' (eXtended Image Format, Xerox Image Format<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20070223154220/http://www.objectrescue.com/products/recover-file-types.html</ref>) and also DigiPaper/XIF<ref>http://www.vincent-net.com/luc/papers/99isdm_document_talk.pdf</ref><ref>http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january00/moll/01moll.html</ref>, and apparently also '''Xerox DIFF''', is a raster graphics format associated with ScanSoft and Xerox. It is a compound image format, similar in concept to [[Mixed Raster Content]] or [[JPM]].

Latest revision as of 16:16, 5 November 2019

File Format
Name XIFF
Ontology
Extension(s) .xif
MIME Type(s) image/vnd.xiff
Wikidata ID Q28207555
Released ≤1997

XIFF (eXtended Image File Format, Xerox Image File Format[1]), also known as XIF (eXtended Image Format, Xerox Image Format[2]) and also DigiPaper/XIF[3][4], and apparently also Xerox DIFF, is a raster graphics format associated with ScanSoft and Xerox. It is a compound image format, similar in concept to Mixed Raster Content or JPM.

XIFF is probably considered to be proprietary, though the MIME type registration indicates that there was a specification at the (long dead) URL http://www.xerox.com/xis/xiff/.

ScanSoft has a long and complicated history. It was a part of Xerox around the time XIFF was developed, and since 2005 is a part of Nuance Communications.

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[edit] Format details

XIFF is an extension of TIFF. There is extension data starting at offset 8, which is not referenced by any TIFF tag.

XIFF is possibly related to TIFF-FX mixed raster content subtype (See RFC 2301 & RFC 2531).

A TIFF viewer that does not support XIFF will likely either not display certain elements at all, or display them as separate pages.

[edit] File Identification

Evidence suggests there is an ASCII signature at offset 8. The signature can be either "XEROX DIFF", or " eXtended "[5] (with the leading and trailing space).

[edit] Disambiguation

  • Not related to the XIFF instant messaging library.
  • Not related to XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format). (It's apparently a common typo to write "XIFF" instead of "XLIFF".)

See also the XIF disambiguation page.

[edit] Software

[edit] Links

[edit] References

  1. https://archive.org/download/gov.uspto.patents.application.10767044/10767044-2004-01-29-00007-SPEC.pdf, p.5
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20070223154220/http://www.objectrescue.com/products/recover-file-types.html
  3. http://www.vincent-net.com/luc/papers/99isdm_document_talk.pdf
  4. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january00/moll/01moll.html
  5. https://files.transtutors.com/cdn/uploadassignments/3103417_1_guide-to-computer-forensics-and-investigations-------pg-384--407---1-.pdf#page=11
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