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Printing: Changing printer settings

Post by adrian » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm using XnViewMP under linux and I tried out the print function. This function, as currently implemented, appears to be completely useless because there's no way to change the printer settings to indicate photo paper, photo resolution, etc. Have I overlooked something? In most programs I get a CUPS dialog which provides lots of options to control these things.

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Re: printing: changing printer settings

Post by cday » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:24 pm

adrian wrote:I'm using XnViewMP under linux and I tried out the print function. This function, as currently implemented, appears to be completely useless because there's no way to change the printer settings to indicate photo paper, photo resolution, etc. Have I overlooked something? In most programs I get a CUPS dialog which provides lots of options to control these things.
In the Windows version those settings are rather hidden and only appear when you click on Print, not very intuitive or consistent with normal printer interfaces, I think... :(

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Re: printing: changing printer settings

Post by helmut » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:23 pm

cday wrote:.. not very intuitive or consistent with normal printer interfaces, I think... :(
Yes, very inconsistent and very different to XnView Classic. A "Printer" tab with printer selection and printer settings should be added in XnView MP.

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Re: printing: changing printer settings

Post by xnview » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:56 am

helmut wrote:
cday wrote:.. not very intuitive or consistent with normal printer interfaces, I think... :(
Yes, very inconsistent and very different to XnView Classic. A "Printer" tab with all printer selection and settings should be added in XnView MP.
sorry but not possible
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Re: printing: changing printer settings

Post by adrian » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:01 am

If I select "print" then the only options I see are "page setup" at the bottom, which only allows setting paper size, margin, and orientation. At the top I have "layout", "caption", "header/footer" and "options". The only "option" is "multi-page files".

If I continue and select "print" again then I have properties, which only allows me to change the paper size, layout, and set banner pages and billing information (!). Then there is "options" which allows me to change the page range, number of copies, and dupliex mode.

So there's never any option to select print quality or paper type, which means that it's impossible to print photos from XnView MP. I guess maybe I could change the printer defaults, but that's potentially dangerous as I might forget to set it back and hence end up accidentally printing a bunch of stuff as "photo quality on glossy paper"

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Re: printing: changing printer settings

Post by xnview » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:27 am

by default i think that Qt API use CUPS, which linux distribution do you use?
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Re: Printing: Changing printer settings

Post by adrian » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:03 am

I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 and yes, my distro uses cups. But XnView MP doesn't give access to the same cups menu that I get in other apps, which does let me select things like print quality and paper type.

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Re: Printing: Changing printer settings

Post by xnview » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:30 am

adrian wrote:I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 and yes, my distro uses cups. But XnView MP doesn't give access to the same cups menu that I get in other apps, which does let me select things like print quality and paper type.
could you post a screenshot?
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Re: Printing: Changing printer settings

Post by adrian » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:43 pm

I took screenshots of xnview and comparison screenshots of firefox. Another strange thing I'm not sure I mentioned is that it is printing in black and white.
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firefox "page setup" dialog. Note option for paper type.
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firefox print dialog
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xnview print dialog "page setup"
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xnview print dialog options
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xnview print dialog

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