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Hello All, 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:
Hi: 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.Meta Sienkiewicz
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... Gilbert