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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Layout grids on: December 21, 2011, 08:30:10 PM
Hi Bill,
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Is it possible to apply a grid to the layout window? eg. 1/8". or 1/2"
There are various features to help with alignment etc.

- Direct entry of dimensions from page edge in Page Editor, Size Location tab.
- Arrow moves image on page in small increments
- Shift arrow, moves in larger increments, in metric it's 1mm, not sure what it is in inch units.
- Ctrl arrow move to align with another image or edge of page, nearest first but can continue to next etc.
- The rulers and set "Snap" on the Size Location tab. I'm unsure how the snap thing works  Angry


Hi Terry-

Thanks, I think I knew about all or most of them. I'm looking for a more WYSIWYG, visual approach, with grid lines, the ability to resize using the gridlines, etc.

It may be that the rulers and snap would do what I'm looking for, but I don't know how to use them, either.   Wink

2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Layout grids on: December 21, 2011, 04:53:00 PM
Is it possible to apply a grid to the layout window? eg. 1/8". or 1/2"
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Possible to download help file as pdf? on: December 21, 2011, 04:51:36 PM
Is it? I find the search feature in the program help unusable. I search for Grid, and it shows me a page about a mile long, and I have to manually search for grid on the page. Must be a PC thing? If I could download the help file, I could search it more easily
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Feature request: LAB Support on: June 23, 2010, 08:59:42 PM
Hi Mike-

For Photographers doing hi-end adjustments, LAB is really essential for some operations. Having to convert to RGB before bringing into Qimage, and then convert in Qimage to the printer profile, is both a waste of time, as well as destructive to the image. It doesn't seem to me that it could be that hard to do, but maybe I'm wrong.

Is there a reason LAB is not supported?

Thanks, and thanks again and again for the wonderful program!!

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / CONVERT FROM CMYK? on: June 22, 2010, 09:42:03 PM
I'm printing a file from a client, it's in CMYK, when I bring it into Qimage it's as if it doesn't recognize the profile. Does Qimage convert from CMYK?
How do I know it's not recognizing the profile? When I preview the CMYK image  in Qimage, the colors have changed significantly. If I convert to SRGB first, the colors look fine.

Any ideas?

6  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Weirdness of Photoshop perceptual conversions; different in Qimage on: May 01, 2010, 04:18:42 PM
Hope the subject made sense! Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

I am printing B&W photos, originals are in QTRLAB space (a grayscale space), printing to a z3200, Ilford Gold Fiber Silk, custom RGB profile made with APS. When I convert the photo from gray to RGB in PS, perceptual w/ BP, I lose about 5 points at the black end (eg., input, ouput 5), and worse, the dark shadows are very compressed (eg input 5%, output 1%; input 10%, output 5%). In addition, the nuetral colors get screwed up, and I get some banding in the mid-tones, and the highlights go a little lighter. Altogether, it's FUBAR!

You might thing something is screwed up wtih the output profile, but here's the kicker- converting/printing and/or converting/file save in QIMAGE is fine!

You might also ask, why am I bothering to convert in PS in the first place? Because, I have always assumed that I would have more control, better results in PS! Sometimes I add an adjustment layer in PS to the converted file, so that's better, except of course when the conversion sucks!

Anyone else ever seen this, and have any guidance as to why it's happening?


Bill Morse
William Morse Editions
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Perceptual or Relative colourmetric ? on: May 01, 2010, 04:05:11 PM
Hi Alan-

What are you using to scan the negs?
Regarding the conversion, for B&W it should make very little difference- the intent (RC or Perc.) determines how the converter handles out of gamut colors, which I doubt you have here. That said, sometimes you'll see a difference, usually the Perc. is somewhat lighter in the mid-tones and highlights.

However, sometimes you'll also see a difference where with perc. you lose some of the darkest shadows- obviously a problem printing on matte papers!
See my new post about weirdness of Photoshop conversions versus converting in Qimage- suffice it to say that Qimage is different, and better. I am still trying to puzzle this one out!

Feel free to call if you want to discuss this further.


Bill Morse
William Morse Editions

Scanning very old b/w negs to RGB files for restoration and to add limited colours in PS(see attachment). When printed on  gloss paper, (Ilford smooth high gloss), all is good - i.e. neutral grays and accurate colour and very little metamerism.
However, printing on matte paper, metamerism is an issue when viewed under artificial lighting.
Question: any recommendations for a matte paper that is not prone to metamerism for this type of print output and regarding rendering intent would relative colourmetric be best?
My printer is on old Epson 2100. I am using pigment CIS system Photo black. All my profiles are created using PP and printed through QSE.
Many thanks

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