In message: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> "Donald J. O'Neill" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: : 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.
It doesn't. However, one of the CUPS settings is 'paper type' and 'paper size'. There's also print quality. I can set those manually and CUPS claims that the settings changes have taken effect. Warner _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"