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Old 10-18-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
spicychicken
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everything prints except gimp!


I have an HP Photosmart 7350 and it tests find and prints except from gimp.

When I try to print from gimp the printer prints:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0
%%Creator: Print plug-in V4.2.6 - 11 Jan 2004 for GIMP/Gimp-Print


I have the latest version of gimp-print installed
I have all the plugins that synaptc shows for gimp installed

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also...while I'm talking about gimp, I can't seem to get some of my PSD files to open, I feel bad asking because I haven't exhausted all other resources yet - but any push in the right direction would be appreciated.


Thanks again!
Spicy
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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Are you using CUPS? Do you have the correct ppd file in
CUPS for your printer to use the gimp-print plugin? The
only time I get that message is when I have my printer
setup with hpijs and not the gimp-print driver in CUPS.
When set up in CUPS you should see something like:
HP DeskJet 900 series - CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.6(en)
With this driver my printer only prints at 600 x 600 dpi,
but with hpijs it prints at 2400 x 1200 dpi.

As for the PSD files, what error do you get when you try
to open the files? You may try the Gimp User Group forum,
http://gug.sunsite.dk/forum/ or mailing list
and also search with the error at www.google.com/linux ,
but I've had no success getting answers. Some of my PSD
files open fine. Some open and don't have any layers, just
the background image. Some give error messages such as
"Plug in could not open image" and
"Error: Can't convert PSD mode to GIMP base imagetype"
Having suitable replacements for Adobe PageMaker and
Photoshop are the main things keeping me from being
Windoze FREE today!
 
Old 10-18-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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How do I tell if I am using CUPS? Is that a driver setting or a print setting?

I'm getting a "plugin could not open image" error when I try to open some of PSD files, much llike you said, some open fine.

Have you tried WINE to run Photoshop without Windoze?
http://www.winehq.com/
looks promising but I haven't attempted it yet.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:33 PM   #4
Bruce Hill
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Quote:
Originally posted by spicychicken
How do I tell if I am using CUPS? Is that a driver setting or a print setting?
CUPS is an acronym for Common Unix Printing System. It is probably installed
on your system. In a web browser type localhost:631 and if it's installed, it will
open and it's an easy to follow GUI. You should go to http://www.linuxprinting.org/
and read that stuff. Look up your printer and see how well it's supported, and
under which printing system with which driver.

Quote:
I'm getting a "plugin could not open image" error when I try to open some of PSD files, much llike you said, some open fine.
Can't help except to sympathize. Maybe one day Adobe will either port PS
to Linux or make the code available. Another problem is that GIMP can't
handle a tiff file with layers. It flattens it, even if you open one you created
in PS with layers. Very bad, since tiff is the best format for photos, and is
available across platforms.

Quote:
Have you tried WINE to run Photoshop without Windoze?
http://www.winehq.com/
looks promising but I haven't attempted it yet. [/B]
Yes. IMO Wine is drunk. Can't get good support, and it doesn't work
well with what will run under it. The Adobe software was designed for
Windoze, unfortunately, and since I've already paid for Windoze and for
it, I use it there - where it works better than any other software I've
ever used. As a matter of fact, I'm posting to you in Firefox from Windoze
at the moment, because I had to scan and print some things, and neither
my scanner nor printer are properly supported YET in Linux. They will be,
but until then, at least I can dual boot and get my work done.
 
  


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