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FAX file format

File extension
.fax
File category
Description
At the inception of fax technology, the facsimile of documents was sent across analog telephone lines as an audio frequency signal. However, at the advent of digital wireless technology and the internet, sending and receiving faxes can be achieved without telephone technology. The point highlighting the essence of Group 3 FAX format here comes into play. Group 3 FAX consists of compressing the TIFF images generated from making copies of a document. The file compression has the benefit of significantly reducing file transmission time. Though file compression beyond the standard 10:1 ratio reduces image quality, users can always adjust the balance to a preference that works best for them while preserving the image's integrity intended for transmission.