Fax To Fax Images

Reader Danielle Harris of Raleigh, N.C., wonders if a stand-alone fax machine could function as a scanner by sending an image to a PC equipped with a fax modem. This will work, provided you have two phone lines. Fax machines generally scan at 200 dots per inch, less than half the resolution of most desktop scanners. The results are good enough for text and line drawings. But photographs will come out coarse.

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