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    Unknown Graphics format

    We're working on the replacement of a DOS based application that printed signatures on a certificate, and it apparently uses a format we don't know anything about. I've tried all the formats that Irfanview knows about with no success. We can get scanned images from most of the people we need, but in several cases the individual is deceased. As anyone seen a file that looks like the attached one? (Note that I arbitrarily assigned the .BMP extension in order to attach it.)
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    What was (is) the original extension?

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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    Unfortunately it didn't have one. We've tried the common file formats with no success. I've also looked at it with a hex viewer, and there does appear to be some image size information at the beginning of it, but that's all I could see.
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    Wendell

    As you did, I renamed the file extension to various names and got no joy <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>.

    However I downloaded various DOS graphic viewers and even in DOS it bulked. Eventually I just renamed as a txt extension, when viewed it came up with gobbledygook so I downloaded ViewSAFE a shareware piece of software and tried to open the file. It could not open the file but it may provide you and some Loungers a clue as this is what was reported....do you recognise this coding format?

    I hope this helps?
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    It is sort of like a prn file - there appears to be an address followed by some type of bit positioning??
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    I suspect that may well be it - I believe they were printing the forms from DOS on an HP5si printer. Unfortunately those are a bear to try to reverse engineer. I guess we will resort to scanning the printed version of the signatures and working with them that way, although the quality certainly does suffer. Thanks for looking at it.
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    Thanks for digging Jerry - I think maybe Ed may have hit on what it likely is, and if so it's pretty much worthless. See my response to him for how I think we will proceed.
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    Re: Unknown Graphics format

    Great, glad Ed and I could help you for a change <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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