Fax-based software

Get the Fax straight with this full-featured file viewer and converter.

Able Fax Tif View is a powerful and versatile file viewer, editor, and converter for Fax and TIFF images as well as many other file formats. It combines a full-featured image editor with Fax-oriented functions into one enterprise-capable tool. It supports a wide range of file formats, animated GIFs, and all major color formats. It simplifies printing on any accessible printer, and it has TWAIN support for scanners and cameras.

When you install Fax Tif View, the User Settings dialog presents the option of installing and configuring the GhostScript plug-in, which enables support for several file types, including PDFs. The handy dialog also gives access to all system settings, including hotkeys, toolbars, views, as well as options actions such as saving files. A system tray icon gives quick access when you need it. There's an optional Tool Tip feature, a well-illustrated Help file, and Web-based documentation and assistance, which are all welcome: Fax Tif View is easy to use but does a lot, and we appreciate the easy availability of answers. The file browser's preview pane makes quick work of finding the right file. We tried several different file types; Fax Tif View opened each instantly. We applied the noise removing tool to some black-and-white images. The color adjustment dialog rivals top-line graphics packages, with sliders and before-and-after panes. The Annotating tool seems especially useful for preventing orphaned files and other mysteries.

We tested Able Fax Tif View in Windows 7 and Vista. It can display, convert, rotate, resize, and edit a wide range of file formats. FAX is its forte, though, and for that it's practically essential.

Editor's note: This is a review of the full version of Able Fax Tif View The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.
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