On Friday 31 March 2006 00:08, M. Warner Losh wrote: > Let us suppose that I have a HP DeskJet 5850 that I can talk to via > CUPS. I can print test pages w/o any problem. > > What are my options to print photos and what kind of quality can I > expect relative to Windows? > > Warner > _______________________________________________
Hi Warner, The reviews of the 5850 say it prints pretty good pictures. So, the printer is capable. The problem is the cups driver your using may not be so capable, and you need to locate one that is capable of photo quality printing. A long (couple of years or so) I had an HP 2000c. The driver for windows would print very good color pictures. Since this was a networked printer and I had a FreeBSD computer connected to the LAN, I wanted to be able to use it through FreeBSD. The cups driver did a very good job with text and graphics that didn't need to be photo quality. On photos, it just plain sucked. I think I was able to use the HP2000c PPD from the Windows install - I can't say positively that's where I got it from. I had to have the 2000c installed in cups twice, once as HP2000, with the cups PPD; and once as PHOTO, with the photo capable PPD. You don't want to use the photo PPD for plain text. With that setup it was capable of print quality every bit as good as Windows. So, you should be able to print photos with the same quality as Windows, if you locate a PPD that will do it. Don _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"