On Friday 31 March 2006 14:16, Bob Johnson wrote: > > In principle, an application feeds it to CUPS, CUPS feeds it to > GhostScript, and GhostScript uses the HPIJS driver to print it. Or > something like that. In practice, I use APSFILTER instead of CUPS, > and I haven't ever tried to do photo printing from FreeBSD, although > getting my wife's HP photo printer working with FreeBSD is on my list > of things to do this weekend, or next weekend, or maybe the weekend > after that. > > The process works for printing JPEGs from web pages on my laser > printer (although not with HPIJS), and since the HPIJS driver is > supposed to autodetect photo paper in your printer, I would expect it > to "just work" for photos if you can print a web page with it. > > > As for a specific application, The Gimp knows something about > printing photos, but again, I haven't actually done it. Digikam > also looks very promising as a photo manipulation tool. Anything > that can display it and knows how to print ought to do it (kview for > example?). I'm sure someone with actual experience can provide a more > complete answer. ;-) > > So far, I've printed from the Gimp by writing the file to a USB > thumbdrive, and plugging that into the photo printer. The Gimp will > let you define the picture dimensions in inches, which may be > necessary to get the printing results you want. Otherwise you may > end up with a picture that is 1 x 1.5 inches, or one point by one > point, or a piece of an 8x10 printed on 4x6 paper, or any of several > other possible defaults I've managed to print in the past. Some > printers also do bad things if the image has too many pixels (or > maybe bytes), so I've sometimes needed to reduce the image resolution > before printing. > > - Bob > _______________________________________________
Unless the printer was capable of determining what sort of paper it was loaded with, I just don't see how the HPIJS driver would autodetect photopaper. Don _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"