Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: January 18, 1996Local indexUp
tiffcheck - check TIFF for HylaFAX conversion requirements
takes TIFF input and writes a multi-line text message to the
standard output describing any work needed to prepare the images
for facsimile transmission.
is usually invoked by
script that is used by the HylaFAX scheduler to prepare TIFF documents
submitted for transmission.
The first line of output is a series of ``+''-separated words that
indicate if the input file should be:
reformatted with a different data-encoding scheme (``REFORMAT''),
scaled to different page dimensions (``RESIZE''),
reimaged in a different vertical resolution (``REVRES''), or
reimaged for other reasons such as conversion from color to black&white (``REIMAGE'').
The conversion requirements string
will always have keywords in the above order; e.g. ``RESIZE+REVRES''
if the input file needs to be scaled and converted to a different resolution.
Information following the first line is descriptive text that explains
the reason(s) for the file conversion(s); this text is suitable for return
to a client (should document conversion fail or not be attempted).
The descriptive text is ordered identically to the keywords in the
conversion string; this makes it possible to match up conversion
requirements to reasons.
The following operations are recognized:
Set output to be Group 3 1D-encoded.
Set output to be Group 3 2D-encoded.
Set output to be Group 4 MMR-encoded.
Set the output page
By default, pages are 1728 pixels wide.
Set the output page
By default, pages are 297 millimeters long.
Set the vertical resolution,
in lines/inch, at which to image the TIFF.
The following color image needs to be converted to black&white,
resized to the output page dimensions, and reformatted to use
Group 3 1D-encoded data.
hyla% /usr/sbin/tiffcheck jello.tif
Document is not a bilevel image (bits/sample 8).
Document requires reformatting, not in Group 3 format.
Document requires resizing to adjust page width (convert to 1728, document is 256).
This image is a facsimile received at high resolution (196 lpi); it only
needs to be converted to 98 lpi.
hyla% /usr/sbin/tiffcheck faxix.tif
Document requires reformatting to adjust vertical resolution (convert to 98, document is 196).