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carvers
post Apr 22 2001, 07:59 AM
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I have had PMview for a long time
and love it. I just don't do printing from it. I boot into WIN95 and use Qimage to print and it does a very nice job in quality mode. When I try pmview from from OS2 and say Presentation mode and try different dithering modes, none are good. Stucki was maybe the best but in a picture that is landscape there are streaks in going across the the 8 1/2 dimension. I've always been current on the driver. Am I missing something? It is not the printer as win95 does great.
I tried comp.os.os2.apps but most people said it was the printer.
I would think not.
Any hints? OS2 FP15 can't print well? Loose nut behind the wheel?

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post Apr 22 2001, 09:03 PM
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Does this also happen when you select "Fit pixels" in PMView's print dialog? Some printer drivers may require 1:1 pixel mapping to give good quality. (I.e. the scaling done by the driver is poor and causes the problem. )

The "Fit pixels" will produce a very small image on the paper if the image you have is small. If you want an image to fit the page, first check out what its size (Width/Height) in the print dialog would be when you select "Fit page" in the print dialog. Then exit the print dialog and select Transform->Size (with Interpolation enabled) and resize the image to the Width/Height values you got from the print dialog. Then go back to the print dialog and select "Fit Pixels" and print the image.

There's no problem with OS/2 FP15. The problem (or limitation) is obviously in your OS/2 printer driver since you have no problem printing from Windows.


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post Apr 23 2001, 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by Peter:
[b:post_uid0]Does this also happen when you select "Fit pixels" in PMView's print dialog? Some printer drivers may require 1:1 pixel mapping to give good quality. (I.e. the scaling done by the driver is poor and causes the problem. )

The "Fit pixels" will produce a very small image on the paper if the image you have is small. If you want an image to fit the page, first check out what its size (Width/Height) in the print dialog would be when you select "Fit page" in the print dialog. Then exit the print dialog and select Transform->Size (with Interpolation enabled) and resize the image to the Width/Height values you got from the print dialog. Then go back to the print dialog and select "Fit Pixels" and print the image.  

There's no problem with OS/2 FP15. The problem (or limitation) is obviously in your OS/2 printer driver since you have no problem printing from Windows.

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Thanks for all the things to try.
It was strange when I picked "fit pixels", only part of the picture was on the page. I had to uncheck the center to get the whole picture on the page.

Maybe... a little better but picture is not smooth, you can see dots. Should I try different dithers? Last try was magic square. It probably is the printer driver! Darn! They will never fix that.
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