MAN Solaris - fax2tiff (1)

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NAME

fax2tiff - create a TIFF Class F fax file from raw fax data

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

fax2tiff [options] [-o output.tif] input.g3

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DESCRIPTION

fax2tiff creates a TIFF file containing CCITT Group 3 or Group 4 encoded data from one or more files containing "raw" Group 3 encoded data, typically obtained directly from a fax modem.

By default, each row of data in the resultant TIFF file is 2-dimensionally encoded and padded or truncated to 1728 pixels, as needed. The resultant image is a set of low resolution (98 lines per inch) or medium resolution (196 lines per inch) pages, each of which is a single strip of data.

OPTIONS

    Input Data Options

The following input data options are supported:

-2 Assume input data is 2-d Huffman encoded.

-B Assume input data was encoded with black as 0 and white as 1.

-L Treat input data as having bits filled from least significant bit (LSB) to most significant bit (MSB). This is the default.

-M Treat input data as having bits filled from most significant bit (MSB) to least significant bit (LSB).

-R Specify the vertical resolution, in lines per inch, of the input images. By default, input images are assumed to have a vertical resolution of 196 lines per inch. If images are low resolution facsimile, specify a value of 98 lines per inch.

-W Assume input data was encoded with black as 1 and white as 0. This is the default.

    Output File Options

The following output file options are supported:

-1 Force output to be compressed with the 1-dimensional version of the CCITT Group 3 Huffman encoding algorithm.

-4 Force output to be compressed with the CCITT Group 4 Huffman encoding.

-o Specify the name of the output file.

-p Force the last bit of each End Of Line (EOL) code to land on a byte boundary. This "zero padding" is reflected in the contents of the Group3Options tag of the resultant TIFF file.

-s Stretch the input image vertically by writing each input row of data twice to the output file.

-v Force fax2tiff to print the number of rows of data retrieved from the input file.

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported:

input.g3 The name of the input file that contains raw fax data.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION

The generated file conforms to the TIFF Class F (FAX) specification for storing facsimile data. This means, in particular, that each page of the data does not include the trailing return to control (RTC) code, as required for transmission by the CCITT Group 3 specifications. The old, "classic" format is created if the -c option is used. The Class F format can also be requested with the -f option.

The default name of the output image is fax.tif. You can use the -o option to change the output filename.

Each input file is assumed to be a separate page of facsimile data from the same document. The order in which input files are specified on the command line is the order in which the resultant pages appear in the output file.

    Diagnostics

The following warnings and errors come from the decoding routines in the library.

Warning, %s: Premature EOL at scanline %d (x %d).0&. The input data had a row that was shorter than the expected value of 1728. The row is padded with white.

%s: Premature EOF at scanline %d (x %d).0&. The decoder ran out of data in the middle of a scanline. The resultant row is padded with white.

%s: Bad code word at row %d, x %d0&. An invalid Group 3 code was encountered while decoding the input file. The row number and horizontal position is given. The remainder of the input row is discarded, while the corresponding output row is padded with white.

%s: Bad 2D code word at scanline %d.0&. An invalid Group 4 or 2D Group 3 code was encountered while decoding the input file. The row number and horizontal position is given. The remainder of the input row is discarded, while the corresponding output row is padded with white.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWTiff
Interface stabilityEvolving

SEE ALSO

CCITT Recommendation T.4 (Standardization of Group 3 Facsimile Apparatus for Document Transmission).

The Spirit of TIFF Class F, an appendix to the TIFF 5.0 specification prepared by Cygnet Technologies.

tiffinfo(1), tiffdither(1), tiffgt(1), libtiff(3)

NOTES

Updated by Breda McColgan, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2004.

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SunOS 5.11 fax2tiff (1) 26 Mar 2004
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