Gimp-Print 4.3.11, released February 28, 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 4.3.11 contains the following major changes over Gimp-Print
1) A significant bug fix in the EvenTone dither algorithm
significantly improves quality with this option.
2) Paper sizes with tearoff margins (such as Epson 4x6 photo paper)
now use the correct margin. This corresponds to bug 409612.
3) The IJS driver can now (in principle) handle all options supported
by Gimp-print, rather than a specific subset. This is not tested
and not propagated to Foomatic at this time. The src/ghost/README
file has not been updated at this time; finding all of the
available options will require studying the source code.
4) The number of resolution/quality settings in the Epson driver has
been reduced by means of adding a new option for unidirectional,
bidirectional, or auto printing. This new option is not available
in the CUPS driver; automatic choice of print head direction is
always used at this time.
5) The number of paper size choices in the GIMP plugin has been
greatly reduced; there is a new global option to show all available
paper sizes or just the most common sizes.
6) The LaserJet IIP driver now supports TIFF compression for faster
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Project lead for Gimp Print -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
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