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       tiffcheck - check TIFF for HylaFAX conversion requirements


       /usr/sbin/tiffcheck [ options ] file.tif


       tiffcheck  takes  TIFF  input  and writes a multi-line text message to the standard output
       describing any work needed to prepare the images for facsimile transmission.  tiffcheck is
       usually  invoked  by  tiff2fax(8)  script that is used by the HylaFAX scheduler to prepare
       TIFF documents submitted for transmission.

       The first line of output is a series of ``+''-separated words that indicate if  the  input
       file should be:

       ·  rejected (``REJECT''),

       ·  reformatted with a different data-encoding scheme (``REFORMAT''),

       ·  scaled to different page dimensions (``RESIZE''),

       ·  reimaged in a different vertical resolution (``REVRES''), or

       ·  reimaged for other reasons such as conversion from color to black&white (``REIMAGE'').

       The  conversion  requirements  string  will  always have keywords in the above order; e.g.
       ``RESIZE+REVRES'' if the input file needs to  be  scaled  and  converted  to  a  different
       resolution.   Information  following  the first line is descriptive text that explains the
       reason(s) for the file conversion(s); this text is suitable for return to a client (should
       document  conversion  fail  or  not  be  attempted).   The  descriptive  text  is  ordered
       identically to the keywords in the conversion string; this makes it possible to  match  up
       conversion requirements to reasons.


       The following operations are recognized:

       -1        Set output to be Group 3 1D-encoded.

       -2        Set output to be Group 3 2D-encoded.

       -3        Set output to be Group 4 MMR-encoded.

       -w width  Set the output page width, in pixels.  By default, pages are 1728 pixels wide.

       -l length Set  the  output  page  length  in  millimeters.   By  default,  pages  are  297
                 millimeters long.

       -r vres   Set the vertical resolution, in lines/inch, at which to image the TIFF.


       The following color image needs to be converted to black&white, resized to the output page
       dimensions, and reformatted to use Group 3 1D-encoded data.

              hyla% /usr/sbin/tiffcheck jello.tif
              Document is not a bilevel image (bits/sample 8).
              Document requires reformatting, not in Group 3 format.
              Document requires resizing to adjust page width (convert to 1728, document is 256).

       This  image  is  a  facsimile  received  at high resolution (196 lpi); it only needs to be
       converted to 98 lpi.

              hyla% /usr/sbin/tiffcheck faxix.tif
              Document requires reformatting to adjust vertical resolution (convert to 98, document is 196).


       tiff2fax(8), faxq(8), hylafax-server(5)

                                         January 18, 1996                            TIFFCHECK(8)