I've read all of the email from the start of this list to November 28, then
Dec. 6 through now. If this is repetitive information, I apologize.
I had a little spare time this afternoon to play around with PBMplus and
converted a DiFAX map in group 3 fax format to Postscript and GIF. The
Postscript file was acceptable, but definitely below par of what a laser
printer can do; the GIF file was horrible.
I went to the "weather talk" email list and asked if there were other options
since I'm not well versed on file converters. I did get some interesting responses:
Meta Sienkiewicz <meta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You didn't mention what platform (PC, Unix, whatever) you wanted to do
this on. For Unix X11, another possibility (besides PBM) is the ImageMagick
package available from 'ftp.x.org' as
contrib/applications/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-3.4.tar.gz. To work with
Postscript this also requires the 'gs' (ghostscript) translator. I hadn't
tried converting from Group 3 Fax with this but was happy with some other
conversions, display, etc. YMMV. My opinions only, etc.
Well, I hope this helps. Don't have much more time to fool with this, but I
gave it somewhat of a shot. I'll keep trying...