Fax images are most often created as monochrome, or 1-bit TIFF images. The following steps will walk you through creating a faxable black and white TIFF image.

All of the other supported file formats that can be created by Raster Image Printer can also create monochrome fax-format images, with the exceptions of JPEG (*.jpg) and TARGA (*.tga) images. Please note that while some of the file formats can be created with the necessary fax paper size and fax resolutions they may not natively be able to be faxed.

Step by Step Instructions


1.Open the document you want to convert into a faxable TIFF image.

2.Select File - Print from your application.

In the printer field choose the Raster Image Printer 11.0 from the drop-down list of printers.

Click the Properties... button to open the Raster Image Printer properties dialog box.

3.Select the FAX/TIFF tab in the Document Properties dialog to access the fax settings.

Enable fax settings by checking the Enable fax mode check box.

In the Fax Profile drop-down list, choose either Profile F or Profile S to create a monochrome fax image.

In the Fax Resolution drop-down list, choose the desired fax resolution. Profile S is a simplified fax format and only supports a small selection of resolutions. Profile F offers more choices. Common fax resolutions are 200x200, 204x196 and 204x98.

The remaining options can be left as they are for now. You are encouraged to play with these options at your convenience. See the FAX/TIFF tab in the Properties Reference section for more details.

4.Click the OK button on the Document Properties dialog to save the changes to the fax options.

5.Click the OK button on the Print dialog (or the appropriate button on your application's print dialog) to send the document to the printer.

6.Choose where to save your TIFF image using the Save Image File dialog.


Use the Save in: field to choose a folder to store your TIFF image. Your Documents folder will be selected for you by default.

In the File name: field, enter a name for your TIFF image. A default name for your image will have been filled in based on the name your application used when it printed your document to the Raster Image Printer; here we have changed it to FaxTIFF.

In the Save as type: drop down list select TIFF Multipaged (*.tif) to create a multipage fax format TIFF image. This can be changed to TIFF Serialized (*.tif) if serialized, single page TIFF images are needed.

Click the Save button to create the image. The image will be created in the folder you chose.