[Mageia-discuss] Gimp printing

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 14:54:57 CEST 2011

On 08/20/2011 08:30 AM, Gary Montalbine wrote:
> On 08/20/2011 07:35 AM, Gary Montalbine wrote:
>> On 08/19/2011 11:09 PM, Balcaen John wrote:
>>> Le Vendredi 19 Août 2011 22:59:39 Gary Montalbine a écrit :
>>>> I mentioned previously that gimp and print assistant did not print the
>>>> image as shown in gimp. It was redder and darker. I went back to
>>>> ML2010.2 and colors match. When I reinstalled ML I was asked if I
>>>> wanted to install a proprietary driver for my video card. I said yes.
>>>> I don't remember seeing this in mageia. Would that make a difference
>>>> in my print quality?
>>> It should not make any difference to use a proprietary driver or not
>>> (but
>>> you can of course install one on Mageia if you want.
>>> Regarding printing maybe it's related to a misconfiguration of the
>>> printer (like a wrong color profile used )
>>> Regards,
>> I am strictly a user. Any printer setup has to be program related. I use
>> both MCC > printer and HP device manager to check it. I know nothing of
>> color profiles. The install program needs to do what is necessary to
>> make it work properly. At this point I am forced to stay with ML until I
>> have at least finished my printing. One other related printer problem in
>> Mageia is that when I turned the printer off the program tries to reboot
>> and freezes up. I have to either remove the usb plug or close my open
>> programs.
>> Thanks, Gary
> P.S. I noticed that the printed pictures in ML are slightly lighter that
> shown in Gimp. Is there some type of program that calibrates printer
> with monitor?
> Thanks, Gary
Perhaps it is your monitor that needs calibration. Some monitors have a 
way of changing with time, and variations of room lighting can make them 
look different at different times of the day.

Not saying that is the case - just something to think about.


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