Common Image Format (CIF) is a generic term for a commonly used graphics file format
.The term Common Image Format may be used when the explanations are generic and multiple file formats could be used for the appropriate purpose. For example, RAW formats
may be referredto as Common Image Formats when they are raw data formats from digital cameras, or JPEGs
are commonly referred to as Common Image Format for compressed digital photos. Common Image Format (CIF) is therefore not a specific format, but rather a generic file format that is commonly used.