This is a format that is used to store RAW photos on Sony digital cameras without the use of compression. It contains the complete set of information that was captured by the camera's sensors through the lens when shooting with minimum adjustments. The opportunities for post-editing depend on the camera model and lens. ARW files can be created and edited in the ArtStudio Image software.
TIFF is a format for storing raster graphics. It is used for scanning and OCR text, faxing, printing industry, is widely supported by a variety of graphics applications. The format was developed by Aldus Corporation in collaboration with Microsoft for use with PostScript. Who is copyright to it owns Adobe Systems. The format used to store images with great depth of color.