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Re: [hylafax-users] pdfs...
Samir Faci wrote:
I Want to have hylafax receive faxes by default in pdf format. Is there
anyway to do that? I know I can setup FaxDispatch to email the files as
pdfs. But is there any way to have hylafax receive the files by default in
No. Fax communication commonly uses MH, MR, and MMR image data
compression formats. Although it is true that you can put a PDF wrapper
around these, the "native" format of these compression types is
generally considered to be TIFF, although some other fax applications
will actually store these data formats "raw" onto disk.
Some HylaFAX features also depend on the TIFF tags that are stored in
the image files themselves, and although this information could (in
theory) be stored in a PDF, HylaFAX currently has no way to glean that
data from PDF markers, and no TIFF-to-PDF converter has been taught to
take the TIFF tag information and to store it in PDF markers.
So you *could* convert the files in the recvq from TIFF to PDF with
FaxDispatch, but you'd lose some valuable information from the TIFF
files and some parts of HylaFAX may not subsequently function as expected.
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