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Convert JPG/PNG file format to FAC file format

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I am looking for a way to convert an image file from .JPG/.PNG format to .FAC file format
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
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I don't know of a direct JPG to FAC converter, but here's a two-step process. First, convert the JPG to a PGM. Lots of programs will do this, including GIMP and IrfanView. Second, convert the PGM to FAC using pgmtofs, part of the Netpbm package, which you may download at SourceForge. Regards, Joe
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Why convert it  trihoang
according to file Extension info
.FAC File Extension>Usenix FaceServer graphic created on a Unix system;
may be viewed in XnView; http://www.xnview.com/en/< for windows.
Can also be converted to .SGI or .RGB Silicon Graphic IRIS images using fromface, an SGI utility for the IRIX Unix-based operating system.
FAC files are more commonly seen as .FACE files. However, both formats are rarely used anymore.
This is the source and includes to links to those
http://fileinfo.com/extension/fac
Newera Graphics Converter Pro
http://fileinfo.com/software/newera/graphics_converter_pro
Hope it helps
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Is there an easier process? I am yet able to convert a JPG to FAC successfully. Could you provide a FAC file that you managed to convert using the above mentioned programs?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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> Is there an easier process?

Not that I know of. It seems not to be a widely used graphics format and I found little support for it. Programs that I did find that can read it, such as XnView that Merete mentioned, cannot write it. Even XnConvert, the companion program to XnView that is specifically designed for conversion, can only read FAC, not write it:

FAC read not write
> Could you provide a FAC file that you managed to convert using the above mentioned programs?

I haven't tried, as I don't have a UNIX system on which to run Netpbm. I do have GIMP running on my W7 system and toyed with the idea of using Netpbm2Gimp, but opted not to move forward with that. Regards, Joe
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by:Merete
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No sorry I don't have a FAC these are rarely used trihoang and have no purpose.
That's why I asked why you wanted to convert a perfectly working jpg or png to Fac
Are Using a Unix system?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Joe's two-step process to convert it works well and Merete's idea not to convert it but rather to view it in XnView has merit. Recommend split between them.
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Thankyou Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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You're welcome, Merete. I'm glad we now have an easy way of dealing with abandoned questions, especially ones like this that have been abandoned for more than a year. Cheers, Joe
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