The G3 format is used to compress image files in TIFF format when sending faxes. The compression algorithm allows for the use of a standard 10-times compression, which can be increased. It is used to remove excess image data, which makes it possible to reduce the size of the image and speed up delivery.
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.