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Old 11-06-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Photo printing software

Okay folks I need some help. I have converted all my computers in my house to Linux except my wife's. I have her using Mozilla and Open office on XP but I cant convert her machine over until I find a photo printing application for her. I need to find a great and easy to use photo printing software that will also interface with my Canon PowerShot (Elph) 400. I already have a working Firewire card so it needs to support that.
Gimp is awesome but is to much of an overkill for her. She currently uses Roxio's PhotoSuite 5 but the only features she uses is the printing portion. She wants to be able to chose the type of prints (3x5, 4x6, etc), chose the pictures, and have them print out on our HP Photosmart 1100.
I've done some research but have not found anything that seems easy to use.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. And just think you will be helping put Linux (most likely Suse 9.1 or 9.2 Pro) on another Desktop.

Thanks in advance
Old 11-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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Gimp is overkill? And PhotoSuite isn't?

Old 11-06-2004, 08:29 PM   #3
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I think you are thinking of PhotoShop by Adobe. This is PHOTOSUITE by Roxio -- its main purpose is to enable begining type users to print their photos.

Your Mantra of "LIVE WITH IT" reminds me what I did with Windows until Linux came along
Old 11-08-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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I'm not sure but maybe gqview lets you print pictures. I use it to browse my digital camera's photos.

Old 11-12-2004, 07:46 PM   #5
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Thank you -- I will take a look at GQview. There was also another app named JPhotoBrush in Linux Magazine it also looks good but it can't do the printing that she needs.

Thanks again
Old 12-01-2004, 09:20 AM   #6
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I believe Open Office Draw will allow you to size and layout multiple photos on a page, however, not as easy as Windoz XP built in photo printing wizard. Haven't found anything as easy as that yet for Linux, but I'm impatiently waiting! Hope this helps.

Article here:

Old 12-01-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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I've found that digiKam is nice . It uses the gPhoto2 camera libraries. Make sure you have these libraries installed (your distro should have it...but you never know). Then install digikam, plugin your camera, and start DigiKam .

Have fun!
Old 12-12-2004, 01:07 PM   #8
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In Digikam go to the "Album" menu, then select "Export...", then "Print Wizard".
This gives you the choice of about 7 image sizes. Two of those are for printing a sheet of thumbnails.
I had seen Digikam before in Mandrake and now on Suse but had not played with it. One of the main reasons for it was to download images from your camera. To save the camera batteries, I just use a card reader, so I didn't explore this program more.

From the Windows side, I have used HP's Photo Printing software which lets you print pages of various size photos.

Thanks for pointing out this feature in Digikam.
Old 12-12-2004, 04:58 PM   #9
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Thank you very much for pointing this feature out, numbers10. It (the plugin) is downloading and compiling as I type this.


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