I've had my share of tiffs with friends and coworkers, and I've shared a few TIFFs, too. And sometimes some JPEGs. It all depends, of course, on which file format each person requires: There is no one-format-fits-all file type.
That's why I'm so fond of the way those Johnny-on-the-spot engineers at Ricoh have made it easy to scan to any file format I need. Just press the right button and scan away. Need multiple versions of the same original? No problemo señor. Check out this video for a demonstration of how you can scan to different file formats without pulling your hair out or losing your cool. Or your GIF.