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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
The formats defined in this document enable the interchange, editing, and display of images, as well as the carriage of metadata associated with those images.
The Image File Format builds on tools defined in ISO/IEC 14496-12 to define an interoperable storage format for a single image, a collection of images, and sequences of images.
This document specifies brands for the storage of images and image sequences conforming to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
NOTE The storage of HEVC video sequences is out of scope and is handled by ISO/IEC 14496-15.
This format defines normative structures used to contain metadata, how to link that metadata to the images, and defines how metadata of certain forms is carried.