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16  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Create a layout - one 2x3 in center of 8.5x11 page on: February 20, 2015, 02:36:59 AM
I set printer/paper parameters.  The main screen shows correct paper size & orientation but there are two nicely spaced 6x4 rectangles with diagonal black lines, with a "Freehand" button in between.  Where did that stuff come from...I've never used twin 6x4 horizontal - ever"?

Anyway, I proceeded:  clicked the template zebra-dot. In the resulting "Print Properties (6.00x 4.00)" dialog, I click "2 x 3" & get 10 2x3's on the page.   I went back & clicked "Custom" and saw the "Special Sizes" dialog, & choose "Enter specific SIZE" and typed in 2 x3 and click "OK", I get 10 2x3 rectangles (vertical).

Eureka!!  I finally stumbled on the fact that the 6x4 horizontal, 10 - 2x3's, etc., etc., graphics layout "gymnastics" is just "eye wash" advertising of what the app can do....UGH;  rather than a clean, no distractions drawing board ready for the designer/photographer's layout additions.  Seeing that extraneous stuff, the Qimage non-expert likely thinks "I don't want that layout, gotta go back, delete, start over......"     

I'm coming from years of CAD & PhotoShop.....none of this flashing, automatic graphic possibilities injected into the middle of my graphic layout.

Pissed, Yes!  A waste of an hour of my time AND Fred's time as well.   

Mike, if you happen to see this rant, is there any merit to it?  Or, perhaps you are/have designing an app mostly for folks who have no idea what they want to do.

Thanks, Fred     BTW, where does one find "Optimal Spaced Placement" in the program?

17  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Create a layout - one 2x3 in center of 8.5x11 page on: February 19, 2015, 09:13:38 PM
Efforts & videos - no results yet. Help please!  Want to create a layout (are they called templates), save for later recall to drop in a different image.  Printer, settings (paper size, orientation, quality -  selected.  Want to place a 2x3 in the center of a 8.5x11 sheet (vertical orientations).   

QImage (without my knowing which boxes to check/uncheck) seems to want to do a lot of other things.   My being simple-minded - just want one 2x3 photo in the center of a 8.5x11 sheet.    BTW, the sheet is an invoice, the 2x3 is an image of the item (a photograph or a piece of jewelry) being invoiced.

Also, BTW, my Qimage greeting card template/layout has been working perfectly for years....kudos to Mike & all the helpers!!!

Thanks,  Gordo
18  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Recall jobs - some "arrive" without image. Also - Acceptable QU file formats? on: June 05, 2012, 08:38:52 PM
Thanks very much, Terry!!!   After your notes, I realized that I had changed the names of several folders.  For greeting card work I include size and orientation in image file names & folders:  57V = 5"x7"Vertical  or 57Horiz.  Later I realized that by holding strictly to a width-length order in dimensioning, I could simplify to 57 or 75,  dropping the V or H  ...simplifying names. 

So, after cleaning the egg from.......and technically speaking re (my ranch/your ranch wager), I hadn't moved or deleted any images, I just changed folder names from Cards 57V to Cards 57   :-)  or :-(  ......so, you don't win my ranch, but certainly my appreciation & admiration for your depth of knowledge in QU!!  So I'm busily recalling jobs, adding the images and re-saving.

19  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Recall jobs - some "arrive" without image. Also - Acceptable QU file formats? on: June 04, 2012, 11:06:17 PM
Thanks Terry.   After your notes, I did some checking   I have a QU folder with 42 images....all from my PS processing (99% imported to QU as .tif  1% as .psd.   I've produced only greeting card jobs ~ 65 jobs.  I'll bet my ranch and yours that I haven't deleted more than 1 image or moved ANY of those 42 images.  Most of these jobs contain borders and floating text (not on the image).

I started a test... recalling Jobs:   Jobs #1, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 came in with images.  The other 13 jobs came in without an image (just the diagonal, red stripe pajama rectangle correctly sized and positioned & with, border & text.  13 loosers - 7 winners!  Need I check all 62 jobs?

I need some serious detective work!   This has been bothering me for quite a while but since my volume is low, I just clicked the "+" sign on the thumbnail to add the missing image and printed the job.....not bothering to test (as above) to find how spotty my "Recall" function is.  .....In an otherwise flawless program. Thanks Mike and the Forum team. 

Is it possible to correct the saved jobs files of the missing link to images?

I asked about file formats because I don't understand why I was always getting this warning dialogue when loading images when I was almost exclusively using .tif.    some 48bit, layers, unflattened....

To process, I'm running PS on an Apple Mini  10.6.....absolutely the only thing on that rig is my photo life - then handing off to QU on XP-Pro.

20  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Recall jobs - some "arrive" without image. Also - Acceptable QU file formats? on: June 04, 2012, 08:35:29 PM
Why are some Job recalls coming in w/o images.  I don't remember having moved or deleted any image files.  I wonder if some files, on first entry, being flagged with "not acceptable QU format"  but can be used generally in QU  - but do not work in "Recall"?

Where do I find the parameters for acceptable QU file formats?  Can't find it in Help or in this forum's Search. 

When installing new images I occasionally get that warning - "x" number of images not cool.  However, they seem to be allowed in and functional, at least for some printing projects.

Thanks,   Gordo
21  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Rotation: Of images or floating text. Also: Minus sign erases the whole shabang on: March 26, 2012, 09:33:15 PM
Right On, Fred,  I understand - friends, AND huge pillars in the church of QImage.  I'm sure that Mike has often passed on his Kudos to you two (and others) for helping "build" THE premier printing app.

Sorry, Fred.  You only used 11 "faces" in your post....no Guinness! ...record, that is.

22  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Rotation: Of images or floating text. Also: Minus sign erases the whole shabang on: March 26, 2012, 08:02:34 PM
Thanks Terry.  I'm now better acquainted with the various "editor" dialogues, their names and purposes.  The rotation arrows in "Print Properties" seem to be all I'll need for my work.

On another topic....There are 16 "faces" to help us communicate in our forum emails.   Which one says..."Your charming", how about dinner and a show?"  Not you, Terry! -   ....Fred!     I'm sure I don't need a yellow face icon right here.  However I'm concerned that if the face gallery grows to twenty-five, Mike may need to write a glossary.   e.g.  #15 appears to be puckering-up.

23  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Rotation: Of images or floating text. Also: Minus sign erases the whole shabang on: March 24, 2012, 06:45:07 PM
Thanks, Terry.  Just getting back on this.

 I was trying to rotate an image in Full Page Editor/Adjust/Image effects -  or also "R Left"/"R Right".  It was rotating 180 whether I emptied or typed +90 or -90 in the "Rotate" box.  It was even rotating 180 and filling in a 90 or a 180 in the box.  Rotating images using the "Print Properties" dialogue will be just fine.

Deselecting images before clicking the minus sign to remove.  Thanks a lot for the tips.  I don't mind wearing a dunce hat...the facility of the program is worth it.  But next time I'll search & read the Help/Functions text more thoroughly.

24  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Rotation: Of images or floating text. Also: Minus sign erases the whole shabang on: March 22, 2012, 10:33:47 PM
Thanks Mike & the dedicated forum techs!   I'll never cease to be gratified by this program.....the $ value here is unequaled.

There is no doubt an unchecked or checked box lurking here:  Two square images (identical) on a letter size sheet w/ample margins.  If I try to rotate either, - or+ 90, QU seems to have its own idea....180...or?   Same problem with Floating Text.

Another problem:   I created a templated & saved layout.  When I "run" the layout & click thumbnail(s) "+",  (2 up on a letter sheet) - All's well.  BUT if I click a "-" to replace an image, the whole works is deleted - back to an empty letter sheet - no layout, no images.  ...like, I get a whack on the knuckles for loading the wrong image - "Go directly to square one, don't pass "Go", don't collect......

I wonder if QU thinks the image I loaded is really crappy?

Thanks again,

25  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Adding a copyright symbol in floating text on: December 20, 2011, 09:03:42 AM
Thanks, Terry!   Wow that was fast.  Good news on both items.   I've given the Tekton problem a good try; I'm wondering why it hasn't "shown".  I'm trying Tekton Pro Lite.   I'll get a fresh start in the morning.

Thanks for your quick reply.

26  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Adding a copyright symbol in floating text on: December 20, 2011, 02:57:49 AM
Perhaps I've missed it in my search; adding a copyright symbol, using Microsoft sans serif font, in Floating Text mode?

Also, how do I get Tekton, an O.T.F., to work in QU?

27  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Rendering Different from Photoshop Mac on: May 03, 2011, 05:26:13 AM
I'm not sure if this is pertinent:  I've been editing raw and tiff images in Mac Snow Leopard with Photoshop CS3.  Then the precisely cropped/sized final image is "jumpdrived" into my Win-XP & QU .... With incredible fidelity!   Printing with Epson 2400, 3800 & 7880.  On occasion I need a tiny nudge of brightness or B-Y or G-M, in QU to arrive at a perfect match.  As a long time professional photographer/Mac/PS & Epson user and a relative newcomer to QU, I am greatly relieved by the compatibility & QU performance.  Also, the page layout (precise image positioning) and "Job" saves of QU are lifesavers: The Epson user interfaces/dialogues are huge ink & paper wasters.  However, I'd happily part with those printers....only at the point of a gun!    Now that's a comment to arouse the Ford vs. Chevy crowd.....and that issue is certain to draw some posts.

28  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Fonts available? on: May 01, 2011, 12:49:13 AM
Are "Open Type" and "A" (I presume Adobe) fonts off limits in QU?

Thanks,   Gordo
29  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Printing with equal margins on: January 10, 2011, 08:08:27 PM
Thanks yet again for staying with this thread.  Obviously I appreciate your help; I began reading reviews and this forum in late Nov,  and purchased QU  12/6/10.  I have ~ 15 hours with the program - on screen.   Your combined posts on Q, ~3000, is highly impressive, and invaluable to us newcomers, regulars and the programers.  Needless to say, eh?

This post is brief until I get back ("cash register" problems), with some line item thoughts & problems.

30  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Printing with equal margins on: January 09, 2011, 10:57:00 PM
Ray, your workarounds are creative.  Lots of folks will benefit.  Another I've used is sending #10 and A2 envelopes thru the printer piggyback on an 8.5x11 enhanced matte sheet using double sided tape, to print bleed end caps (logo/return address).  Tedious!

Your "I don't think a flow chart giving enough useful detail for you to have solved your equal border problem could be fitted on a single sheet of paper....."  and further on ...."Where do we stick that in the flowchart?"   suggests that you didn't understand my description:  "An 8.5x11 sheet showing every tool, its location, keystrokes to get there, and how to get back.   And: "A program architecture flow diagram".

Perhaps best clarified e.g.:  A sheet - root, trunk, branches (a tree) - a flow diagram, lists every setting on all of the menus of a Nikon D90 .....not a sheet, a flow diagram of how to shoot a wedding.   

If I had had the same for QU, I guarantee that I could have solved the equal, minimum borders issue without fiddle-farting around for 2 hours (trial and error) and bothering the kind helpers on this forum.....or having to utilize your excellent but tedious workarounds.

I rest,



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