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Converting FAX to GIF

FAX files contain incoming or outgoing fax images created using specialized software, usually as part of a fax machine or a computer with a fax modem. FAX is a multi-page format and is somewhat similar in size and features with the TIFF format, though a lot less popular. Images with a FAX extension usually use a CCITT Group 3 type of compression. The FAX format is currently considered obsolete and rare, so in case you have found an old FAX image, we recommend converting it to a more accessible format.

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) files are widely popular due to their ability to store animations and images in a relatively small size. Their compression algorithm implies the use of a limited color range (up to 256 colors), which means GIF files are great for storing static and animated images of a small size — like logos, icons or avatars, especially if you plan to transfer them or upload them online. GIF images, however, are usually not suitable for high-quality image rendering or printing.

So, how to change FAX into GIF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert FAXs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load FAX Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .fax files you intend to convert into .gif because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select FAXs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .gif files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select GIF as Output Format

Then pick the GIF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert FAX to GIF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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