Safe fax digitization

Although Internet is more widely used for all types of images and document transmission, facsimiles are still in practice. Faxes have some advantages and disadvantages over other methods of communication. A facsimile can easily produce pictures, factsheets, figures, graphics, etc. and can be transmitted in seconds. The tendency to receive faxes on the computer is very strong though and avoids dealing with regular paper. To receive faxes, you need a fax modem, and your computer’s operating system must be configured to permit the sending and receiving of faxes. You can receive a fax manually or automatically, and you are likely to use it for different purposes. Faxes that arrive at our computers are normally saved in specific image formats (FXM, FXR, FXS, FXD, SFF, G3, G4). It’s unlikely that you can use them as they are and go as far as presenting the information you received by fax at a conference, or use the factsheets for your annual report, etc. Normally, you need to convert fax images into some regular image formats. PDF is the best solution for the fax-based images. It will not allow any data alteration; it will present the information on any device you intend to use similarly to the original document. In case you have to deal with fax images a lot, practice conversion of the fax image formats into other formats on a daily basis, we advise you not to keep the original image files on your computer. It’s a rare case when the source files can be deleted without after-pains of conscience. Please note that the default settings of ImageConverter Plus do not delete the original image files, so you will have to set the preferred parameter manually each time you convert your files.