The format is designed for Kodak cameras to store uncompressed RAW images in their original form without auto color and white balance correction. The file has a TIFF-structure that allows you to edit the color temperature and exposure of the finished image without losing information and quality, which is something that cannot be done with JPEG format images.
This is a vector images format created in a program for SK1 drawings, which was developed under Linux for open distribution. It contains vector graphics and is used for storing maps, brochures, logos and other illustrations. Today it’s used in vector graphics editors such as Sketch and Skencil.