Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a FAX (Group 3 FAX) file and from this, create a new image saved in the PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your FAX to PNG.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your FAX file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the FAX to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.
We aim to process all FAX to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the FAX file you submit to us. The resulting PNG file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our FAX to PNG tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our FAX conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
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The FAX file format introduced in the 1990's is a raster image file format intended to store digital versions of documents used by Fax (facsimile) machines that were popular at the time.
Although Fax machines have been slowly replaced since then by internet based communications such as Email and Instant Messaging the FAX file format is still used for certain applications and the files can be edited within some 3rd party applications.
The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.
PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.