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       fax2ps - convert a TIFF facsimile to compressed ™


       fax2ps [ options ] [ file...  ]


       fax2ps  reads  one  or  more  TIFF  facsimile  image files and prints a
       compressed form of
        on the standard output that is suitable for printing.

       By default, each page is scaled to reflect  the  image  dimensions  and
       resolutions  stored  in the file.  The -x and -y options can be used to
       specify the horizontal and  vertical  image  resolutions  (lines/inch),
       respectively.   If  the  -S option is specified, each page is scaled to
       fill an output page.  The default output page  is  8.5  by  11  inches.
       Alternate page dimensions can be specified in inches with the -W and -H

       By default fax2ps generates  for all pages in the file.  The -p  option
       can be used to select one or more pages from a multi-page document.

       fax2ps  generates  a  compressed form of  that is optimized for sending
       pages of text to a printer attached to a host through a low-speed  link
       (such  as  a  serial  line).  Each output page is filled with white and
       then only the black areas are drawn.  The  specification of  the  black
       drawing  operations  is  optimized by using a special font that encodes
       the move-draw operations required to fill  the  black  regions  on  the
       page.   This  compression  scheme  typically results in a substantially
       reduced  description, relative to the straightforward  imaging  of  the
       page   with   a  image  operator.   This  algorithm  can,  however,  be
       ineffective for continuous-tone and white-on-black images.   For  these
       images,  it sometimes is more efficient to send the raster bitmap image
       directly; see tiff2ps(1).


       -p number Print only the indicated page.  Multiple pages may be printed
                 by specifying this option more than once.

       -x resolution
                 Use resolution as the horizontal resolution, in dots/inch, of
                 the image data.  By default this  value  is  taken  from  the

       -y resolution
                 Use  resolution as the vertical resolution, in lines/inch, of
                 the image data.  By default this  value  is  taken  from  the

       -S        Scale  each  page  of  image  data  to  fill  the output page
                 dimensions.  By default images are presented according to the
                 dimension information recorded in the TIFF file.

       -W width  Use width as the width, in inches, of the output page.

       -H height Use height as the height, in inches, of the output page.


       Some messages about malformed TIFF images come from the TIFF library.

       Various   messages  about  badly  formatted  facsimile  images  may  be
       generated due to transmission errors  in  received  facsimile.   fax2ps
       attempts  to  recover from such data errors by resynchronizing decoding
       at the end of the current scanline.  This can result in long horizontal
       black lines in the resultant


       If  the destination printer supports  Level II then it is always faster
       to just send the encoded bitmap generated by the tiff2ps(1) program.


       fax2ps should probably figure out when  it  is  doing  a  poor  job  of
       compressing the output and just generate
        to image the bitmap raster instead.


       tiff2ps(1), libtiff(3)

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