I'm looking for an efficient command line method to add header text into
This can be done with ImageMagick, but it's painfully slow and uses far
too much memory if it's a large fax (tens or hundreds of pages). I'm
wondering if GIMP script mode might help. My immediate impression is
that GIMP is not a good tool for the job.
The problems I see are:
1. The FAQ says that the image type for TIFF must be RGB, but fax is
2. The faxg3 and tiff functions to load and save do not offer an obvious
way to handle 1 page at a time and the memory requirement to load
hundreds of pages would be excessive.
3. Although group 3 compression is supported there is no obvious way to
save an image as black and white.
I'm not familiar with GIMP, so it may be that I just haven't found the
right functions. Can it handle monochrome, multi-page fax and do so
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