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Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] gimp & turboprint??
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:36:03 +0100
From: Doug <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Gracia M. Littauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Here are some quotes below from Gimp posts back in Feb. '06.
P.S. I don't remember off-hand if some of the adjustments aren't
available in the evaluation version of turboprint (and they've likely
changed some things since I got my copy, of course)
Gracia M. Littauer wrote:
I am getting the same dull rotten prints from turboprint's evaluation
copy as I get from gimp's regular prints (which is why I'm trying
I use SuSE 10 & gimp 2.2.7. Any special tricks I don't know about???
If you do decide to go with turboprint, a couple of tips -
You *should* follow the recommendations to adjust Saturation and Gamma
in Gimp. Otherwise Gimp images that print with perfectly good colour
matching in other apps, say OODraw, come out very wishy-washy when
printed directly from Gimp itself.
Not all apps allow the full range of printer adjustments; use xtpconfig
if you need these.
Sorry you're not having much joy so far.
I don't know that I can offer any specific advice - I do remember
suffering a similar problem to yours at first which did get resolved,
perhaps by following the instructions in the manual religiously, but now
I don't recall how. I do find the printed colours I get are a close
match to the monitor - as judged by eye - although I agree, that's only
an interim solution till there's proper colour management in Gimp.
However, what I would recommend is submitting a bug report to
The people there are very prompt in replying and helpful - I found, for
example, that I could not print on two of the better quality Epson
papers with my Epson Stylus Photo 2100; and within a few days received a
new PPD file that solved it.
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