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Re: Format For Image to be Faxed?

Daniel J McDonald (
Tue, 01 Feb 2005 13:04:16 -0600

In article <>, AES
<> wrote:

> Pardon me if this is a bit off topic, but I suspect someone on one or
> the other of these groups may have the answer immediately at hand:

> If I want to fax a B&W or, more likely, a gray-scale image from within
> my computer (Apple iBook, using the internal modem), into what format
> (JPEG? GIF? ???) should I convert the image and at what resolution (72
> dpi?) before I fax it, to get the best balance of image sharpness and
> transmission time?

Fax machines use the TIFF format. I'm not certain of the resolution.

Daniel J McDonald CCIE # 2495, CNX
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