This replaces 4.3.9, which was determined to suffer from serious
(although fairly subtle in effect) bugs that were not detected until
after its release.
Gimp-Print 4.3.10, released February 15, 2003, is a development release of
Gimp-Print is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX
(including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and newer) and Linux systems in many
cases equal to or better than proprietary vendor-supplied drivers, and
can be used for many of the most demanding printing tasks.
This software includes the Print plug-in for the Gimp, and Ghostscript
and CUPS drivers, including Foomatic data.
The print plugin for the Gimp requires the Gimp 1.2 (later versions of
the Gimp are not supported).
The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.9 or higher. 1.1.14 or above is
highly recommended, as certain translation-related bugs are fixed and
it is possible to print true CMYK.
The IJS-based GhostScript plugin driver requires GNU Ghostscript 6.53
or later, ESP Ghostscript 7.05 or later, or APFL GhostScript 7.04 or
Users of Macintosh OS X 10.2 and above can use this package, as the
printing system is based on CUPS, which is supported by Gimp-print.
Note that Macintosh OS X 10.0 and 10.1 (including 10.1.5) cannot use
Please read the README file for full instructions on installing this
Gimp-Print 4.3.10 is considered to be an unstable release, as more
significant changes have been introduced with relatively limited
The overall focus of this release is a greatly enhanced Print plugin
for the GIMP. This now offers experimental features for color
control, such as separate balance (density) and gamma controls for
each channel, the opportunity to edit curves for each channel
independently, and so forth. This offers opportunities for people to
experiment with the color controls to improve color matching accuracy.
Gimp-Print 4.3.10 contains the following major changes over Gimp-Print
1) The Print plugin now offers a variety of additional controls in the
Print Color Adjust window. We suggest that you experiment with
these controls; we'd like to know what results you get and any
suggestions you may have.
2) The exact controls that are available change dynamically depending
upon selected options; for example, when you select grayscale
output, the color controls go away. Some controls are optional;
you must click a checkbox next to the control in order to enable
3) There are new controls adjacent to the color swatch in the Print
Color Adjust window that enable you to view the channels
4) The Print plugin windows can be usefully resized.
5) The Print plugin has a new printrc file format. This format is not
back compatible with older versions of the plugin; the current
plugin can read old printrc files, but the saved format will not be
understood by older versions of the plugin.
6) The maximum density setting has been increased to 8.0 from 2.0.
The density range of 0.1-2.0 did not allow use of sufficient ink
for some combinations of paper, ink, and resolution.
7) The Epson driver will automatically attempt to use a larger ink
drop size if the density is set high enough such that it is not
possible to deposit enough ink with the current setting.
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