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.
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.