Convert g3 faxes to ps/pdf

JM jason.mangiafico at
Thu Jan 23 01:56:00 CET 2003

>I am fiddling a bit with mgetty+sendfax, writing a program in Python as
>These programs send and receive their faxes as g3 format, which is fine for
>that purpose. For viewing and storing I want them as ps or pdf file! (to
>convert between those two is trivial with ps2pdf).
>Any clue on how to convert from g3 to ps? (or where I could ask this
>I tried fax2ps (from libtiff-progs), doesn't work - complains that it does
>not know the g3 file (is not a tiff file).
>I don't mind to have to use a few steps - e.g. g3 --> tiff --> ps --> pdf.

Download the Adobe or Jaws PDF writer.  Now just print your faxes through the 
printer driver, give it a filename, and there you have a PDF file.

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