Sven Neumann writes: >> I don't think that comparable functionality is a goal of the new Print >> plug-in. People can always install the gutenprint plug-in if they need >> this functionality.
Robert L Krawitz writes: > Whatever one thinks of all the color adjustments and the > Gimp-Print/Gutenprint UI in general, the live preview and margin/page > adjustments always attract comment if something breaks about them... The live preview is essential for non-geeky people and visually oriented people (artist types), who aren't going to try to go from text like ".8 inches, Reverse Landscape" to visualizing what will actually be printed. I might be biased. Gimp-print, and particularly its live preview, was the key that enabled me to switch to Linux full-time back in the day. Before that I'd been fighting with Photoshop LE, which had an absolutely horrible print UI: you had to click a secret unlabelled area in the status bar to pop up a preview window, which consisted of a white rectangle with an "X" over the part that would be printed. Gimp-print's low-res preview showing the actual image may not have been perfect, but it was a huge improvement in usability over anything I'd found on Windows. Setting unequal margins is an intermediate case. That's really useful for one task a lot of non-geeky users might like to do: printing holiday cards. But maybe that one's less important since there's a workaround, even if it's more hassle (position the image on a white canvas 2.x times as large). -- ...Akkana "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional": http://gimpbook.com _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer