> > [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)
> >http://home.t-online.de/home/jj.sarton/startE.html
> >I have had it to work, but since I have changed to RedHat 6.1 I
> >can't
> >get in connection whith my printer throug the driver - If you
> >succeseed
> >i'd be glad to hear how
> >Sincerely Mogens Jęger
> 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
> information.
> Overmore, in the true sense, another driver is only part of my
> problem.
> 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,
> etcetera.
> The real problem is, that WHEN I CONVERT A PHOTOCD-IMAGE TO .PPM,
> OR .JPG, OR WHATSOEVER FORMAT (with pcdtoppm, or with
> 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.

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