Definitions for "LZW compression"
Keywords:  tiff, lossless, welch, ziv, lempel
A lossless image compression method that does no discard detail from the image. Images are compressed by creating commonly recurring data bits.
A type of compression that can be used automatically when saving TIFF files. Using LZW compression will not result in a loss in quality, but the compression rate decreases as the amount of information (number of bits) increases - very good for line art images.
LZW is a compression format that is used to compress certain types of bitmap graphics images (such as TIFFs). Unlike JPEG compression, LZW is a lossless compression format - I.E. file size is reduced without the loss of image quality. The downside of compressing image with LZW is that they take longer to print.