File Type Generic IconScanSoft Pagis File
File Format Proprietary (Nuance Communications)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
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XIF (eXtended Image Format) file format used by ScanSoft Pagis scanning software; designed to store text documents as images; an extension of the .TIFF format that separates the image into four layers:

  1. Text color layer
  2. Text layer for OCR (optical character recognition)
  3. Layer containing color image segments
  4. Background tint layer
ScanSoft is now Nuance Communications, Inc.

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Updated February 19, 2010
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference