A legacy format with RAW structure for storing photos taken with Canon cameras. It contains graphical information about data that was obtained through the lens without the use of hardware or software correction and compression. It contains metadata that identify shooting conditions and camera settings.
This format is used to compress TIFF images when sending them via fax machines. This format helps reduce the data transmission time. Group 3 eliminates redundant data during compression in order to reduce file size. The standard 10:1 compression ratio may be increased to the user's preferences, but it can lead to a significant loss of image quality.