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Hi,

Thank you for the perspective.  It seems that the printing part of Gimp
is a second-class citizen that doesn't have the refinement of the rest
of Gimp.

I have always seen Gimp as a Photoshop competitor, so I'm thinking what
if my mother-in-law (or any other non-expert computer user) were using
Gimp.  Would she be able to print?  Would she use it instead of buying
Photoshop?  I would like that answer to be yes.

Regards,

Erik

Tor Lillqvist wrote:
>> I have tried all possible permutations of paper size between Gimp and the
>> Windows driver.  Since this setup works great for all other applications
>> (e.g. Word, IE, Firefox, etc.), I don't see how the problem could lie
>> anywhere else than Gimp.
> 
> (The problem is in  GTK+ more likely, but that GTK+ is technically
> separate is mostly irrelevant to end-users.)
> 
> Yes, it is well known that GTK+ printing (and thus GIMP printing) on
> Windows doesn't really work that well. My advice is always to use some
> other application to print images then instead, if GIMP isn't up to
> it. Opening an image file in another app and printing from there
> shouldn't take more than five seconds extra.
> 
> In fact, I would even recommend that, if the situation really is as
> bad as it seems to be, the print plug-in is made optional (and not
> selected by default) in the GIMP installer for Windows...
> 
> Sure, it would be nice if somebody fixed the problems. Volunteers welcome.
> 
> --tml
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