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Old 09-19-2006, 02:41 AM   #1
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Viewer with good printing quality and many features


I am searching for a good viewer that gives good printout quality and also offers many features, most important for me:
  • On print scale image to fit page
  • On print center image on page
  • Fullscreen mode
  • lossless jpeg rotation
  • Slideshow (with music playing in background)
In reality the first 2 points are most important because I have a Canon foto printer and the applications that are installed with FC5 by default lack of good printing quality or of those needed features (otherwise I get only a part of the image printed).

For lossless jpg rotation I can use the "builtin" image viewer even for slideshow (without music playing in the background) but I can live with this.

Note: I am using the Gutenprint 5.0.0 and in the GIMP I am missing the foto printer (don't know why) - so the GIMP I can so far not use to test the printing quality.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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Hello
I don't use Fedora Core 5, but with SUSE Linux, a necessary rpm package must be installed before being able to print with the Gimp software. It is the libgimpprint package. Maybe such a package is also necessary with Fedora Core 5.
With Gimp and the gimpprint libraries, before printing, I can scale the image in a preview, to get the dimension I wish, and I can move the image in the page to position it where I wish. So these may be the good tools for doing what you want.
I hope you finally will find what you are looking for.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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I have the gimpprint installed but it is not compatible with my foto printer from Canon. I need the GutenPrint 5.0 which I have installed but in GIMP the foto printer is not available unfortunately.

So I am looking for alternatives - not only because of the missing printer - even because it shouldn't be neccessary to start that big application for only printing out an image.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 04:54 AM   #4
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Whenever Gimp hasn't worked for me with printing photos I've used OpenOffice. Maybe overkill but it worked fine.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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Thank you for that great tip!

See http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...80#post2436280
 
  


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