Introduction to Compface

Compface provides utilities and a library to convert from/to X-Face format, a 48x48 bitmap format used to carry thumbnails of email authors in a mail header.

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Installation of Compface

Install Compface by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../compface-1.4-errno-2.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: compface and uncompface
Installed Library: libcompface.{so,a}
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a filter for generating highly compressed representations of 48x48x1 face image files.


is an inverse filter which performs an inverse transformation with no loss of data.


allows the compression and decompression algorithms to be used in other programs such as MTAs.

Last updated on 2006-06-21 11:26:07 -0500