[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >> why is it impossible to print (on paper) in a reasonable
> >> quality,
> >> images converted from pcd-format to jpg, tiff, ..., with a
> >> HPDeskJet printer?
> >> Dick Kampman
> >Hello Dick
> >Have you tried whith the xw-tools from (it's shareware - price
> >15 ECU)
> >I have had it to work, but since I have changed to RedHat 6.1 I
> >get in connection whith my printer throug the driver - If you
> >i'd be glad to hear how
> >Sincerely Mogens Jęger
> >[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Another printerdriver for my HP DeskJet 970 Cxi might be of
> interest. I have contacted J.J.Sarton but he could not help,
> because Hewlett Packard asks too much money for the relevant
> Overmore, in the true sense, another driver is only part of my
> The other part of the problem is actually, that I can print in
> 600 dpi mode to the mentionned printer with the HP 600 series
> driver in the GIMP. Yes, I can print most of the gif's, jpg's,
> The real problem is, that WHEN I CONVERT A PHOTOCD-IMAGE TO .PPM,
> OR .JPG, OR WHATSOEVER FORMAT (with pcdtoppm, or with
> ImageMagick), I CANNOT GET A PRINT OF A SERIOUS QUALITY FROM MY
> PRINTER OF THIS CONVERTED IMAGE. The prints are looking as if I
> see only 1 plane of colour. But this is only an assumption on my
> side. I do not really know what the problem is.
> These converted PhotoCD-images have in the GIMP only one layer
> (background; which is normal, I believe) and three channels
> (R-G-B), and I can get normal imagepictures of them in GIMP
> imagewindows, and in ImageMagick-displaymode.
> Everything is looking normal, But when I print these images from
> GIMP to the mentionned printer, it is all rubbish.
> I should like to know what is the problem. Is it impossible to
> print (on paper) these from PhotoCD converted images, or do I
> have to manipulate these images before printing them?
> Dick Kampman
Have you tried first to Flatten the Image so all layers are printed as
one? I find this to work, look under Layers: Flattem Image. Once you
do this you may want to save it under a new name so you don't loose your
current layered image for future editing.