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1  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Help needed with error message: Thread Error: The Handle is invalid (6) on: July 17, 2021, 05:59:20 PM

Thanks Mike for your very speedy response.

Your diagnosis was correct, and I isolated the problem to files in a specific folder.

I was able to work around the content of that folder and can now troubleshoot the files in that  folder at my leisure and eradicate any corrupt files.

Everything else seems to be working fine.

-Roy Sletcher-
2  Mike's Software / Qimage / Help needed with error message: Thread Error: The Handle is invalid (6) on: July 17, 2021, 02:48:52 AM

Suddenly I am getting a Qimage error with red X and message STATES: Thread Error: The Handle is invalid (6)

I have tried reinstalling, but did not change anything. Qimage is also running very sluggishly.

Running Win 10 home edition. I am not aware of changing any settings or other changes.

Still prints, but very sluggishly and images are extremely desaturated  -

Have not tried extensive trouble shooting and hoping the error message gives a quick fix on the problem.

Suggestions welcome.

Roy Sletcher

3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage technique to upsample photo file? on: June 28, 2021, 12:24:18 AM

I have Gigapixel AI and would be willing to run the file and return it to you via email if that helps solve your problem.

You mention time is of the essence and my email is on my profile. Else, let me know how to contact you.

Let me know if you want to proceed.

-Roy Sletcher-
A friendly Canadian.

4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: What - no April Fool ? on: April 01, 2021, 11:48:06 PM
I may have mentioned this before in this forum. I have this recurring nightmare.

Two heavily laden Brinks bullion trucks labour into Mikey's driveway and cut their engines.
A robot clicks and whirs its way to Mikey's front door and rings the bell.
When a startled Mikey opens the door the robot hands him a clipboard. The attached sheet of paper reads.

Sign the NDA
Hand over the source code.
Take the vehicle keys. You now own the contents.

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: v2021.100 issues/comments on: November 23, 2020, 12:54:19 AM
Get the attached "Windows Protected Your PC" and can't get beyond this screen when installing  QU21-100p.exe

Previously all updates ran smoothly and I have not made recent changes to my PC except for the Windows updates.

Use AVG Antivirus - Paid version. Disabling it for the installation did not help.

The only option is a "DO NOT RUN" button at the top right cancel "
Any suggestions appreciated. With the lack of specifics in the error message I do not even know where to start and experience tells me I only make matter worse if I try random changes.   Embarrassed Embarrassed

Roy Sletcher
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Custom Size on new computer on: November 11, 2020, 03:49:24 AM
OK - I'm back and hopefully this is a viable solution.

If I read your problem correctly the task is to print on the PRO 100 an image area 8.125 inches by 10.125 inches on an 8 x11 sheet. You have not been able to do this because the fixed margins imposed by Canon give a smaller image size than the desired figure above.

SOLUTION: Set up your Pro100 as normal BUT in the page setup tab select borderless and where you select the option of "Amount of extension move the slider to the far left Minimum Position. This will have the effect of reducing the fixed borders to a smaller amount that will permit an image to be sized to 8.125x10.125.

I have used this techniques to print hundreds of 7x10 cards with smaller borders than the regular Canon defined borders so it should work for your size.

Hopefully the images showing this will reproduce well enough for you to see the concept.

Let me know if this solves tour problem

7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Custom Size on new computer on: November 10, 2020, 11:15:53 PM
I see two things that could potentially cause this.  One is that the first screen shot shows "auto crop" is turned off.  That will make the print conform to the aspect ratio of the image: you'd have to turn auto cropping (scissors icon) on to get the exact size specified.  Also, I see you are using a Pro-100.  The printable area of a Pro-100 on 8.5 x 11 paper is 8.0 x 10.685 inches so it cannot print an 8.13 x 10.13 image unless the driver is set to borderless.  I don't think you have borderless activated in the driver settings because the first screen shows "Poster Mode" indicating that 8.13 x 10.13 is too big for one sheet of paper.


Thanks Mike .... tried your suggestions but still cannot get the 8.13.

Turned on auto crop and went into the driver settings and chose borderless.

Though it seems every time I look in the driver settings, borderless is no longer checked.

I have a work around that is very simple. Unfortunately got a ZOOM conference in a few minutes, so will post the details with explanatory pics later this evening. Pretty sure it will solve the OP's problem.

-Roy Sletcher-


8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage error - "Thread Error: The handle is invalid (6)" on: October 30, 2020, 07:51:54 PM
That is usually an indication of a corrupted image in the current folder where it is trying to display thumbnails.  To find the offending image, you could try viewing the thumbnails or switch to filename only (no thumbnails) and then view them if there are not too many.


Thanks Mike,

Your answer helped me solve the problem. I think!

For the past week or so have been working on a collection of Macro Backgrounds all in one folder, and then printing them out for a collection.

Every time QU opened it was into that folder and I would get the error message. I did not realise the connection until your reply.

I have now moved the files to another folder and deleted the original folder. So far things seem to be OK with no error messages. Hopefully!


-Roy Sletcher-

9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Qimage error - "Thread Error: The handle is invalid (6)" on: October 29, 2020, 09:11:39 PM
Can anybody help with the following error message from Qimage Ultimate:   "Thread Error: The handle is invalid (6)"

Running Windows 10 HOME on what is normally a very docile and well-behaved computer.
Intuitively feels more like a Windows Error, but only pops up when running Qimage Ultimate Which then becomes very sluggish.

I am not a techie and it is driving me crazy, and help appreciated. Was unable to post a JPG image in this message window.

-Roy Sletcher-
10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Question On Custom Printer Profiles on: September 15, 2020, 05:39:28 PM
It appears that a major factor has been to let the prints dry overnight!  Much of the reddish cast has dissipated.  There's still just a bit and I could adjust the profile accordingly.

(The screen was calibrated using the DisplayCal app with standard settings and I'm viewing the print with a color corrected 5K lamp.)

I'm not entirely sure where I'm looking for the color space in QIU.  I assume you're talking about sRGB vs Adobe RGB?  Where would I look for that? I'm not seeing either reference when I hover over the thumbnail. Does QIU take that into account?  The only thing I'm seeing in C1 is that the camera metadata is sent along with the image and my camera is defaulted to sRGB.


I, too, have noticed the Canon Pro 100 inks tend to change over time during the curing, drying process, or setting process. It is very visible for the first hour, and then settles more slowly to the final colour.

I am using third party papers and refillable cartridges so paper profiling is part of my regular workflow. If the image colours change over the first  few hours or so then the same "drying time" should be used between printing and then measuring the calibration sheet. I usually leave overnight before measuring.

Works for me, and I can see a visual improvement in my profiles if I wait before measuring. Your experience may be different.

-Roy Sletcher-
...professional cynic and contrarian. Note to self: "Wag more; bark less".

11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Too Quiet on the Southern Front on: August 30, 2020, 05:18:10 PM

I think these periodic reviews of useful features not frequently found on other applications are a great help and increase my functionality using Qimage.

I suspect I am like most people and get into a narrow rut using tried and trusted workflow procedures and shunning unknown variations. Then surprise - Fred shows us something that "hits the spot", but we did not know it till he showed us.

Fred's brief and to the point reminders have increased my flexibility and enjoyment using Qimage. So from my perspective - Keep them coming Fred and thanks.

12  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Canon Pro 10 30mm forced border work-around with fine art papers on: June 10, 2020, 06:12:35 PM
It's designed for the Pro-1, Pro-10, and Pro-100.  The Pro-1000 doesn't need it because the driver allows you to turn off the margin warning in the driver.  In the driver: Page Setup tab, Print Options button, and check the box at the bottom that says "Cancel the safety margin regulation for paper size".


Is this definitely applicable to the Pro-100 which only has BLACK, GRAY, and LIGHT GRAY cartridges?

The method works as described on my Pro-100, but to my eyes the resultant print does not show any enhancements over straight matte paper using a regular profile. Possibly it is paper related. I am using Precision Color inks and tested on Red River Polar Matte.

If I am missing something I am happy to revisit my workflow, but don't want to vanish done a rabbit hole for less than marginal returns.

This site is an excellent resource for learning all the "wrinkles" to using Qimage to the Ultimate.

Thanks for all the help and keep safe.

Roy Sletcher

13  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Nozzle check - Yellow on: November 03, 2019, 03:13:23 AM

All of the above plus look at the yellow through a blue filter. Complementary colours and all that.

A blue gel from a flash modifier, or even a blue glassine wrapper from a candy bar (candy translates as sweets for our Anglo friends) will do the job.

14  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Tough Question on: September 30, 2019, 12:19:15 AM

Wouldn't he call an Uber in Finland because Him a Finnish.   Cheesy

And I don't want any SPAM from OUTBACK. I know they are a good steakhouse. I want 10oz Fillet Mignon - medium rare on Fred's tab. Send it via Uber eats. Should make it to Ottawa in 20 hours or so.


15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Trouble with blue on: March 16, 2019, 08:06:10 PM

Just some quick thoughts before the Guru's jump in with better suggestions, and starting at the beginning...

Have you checked your colour problem area is within the gamut of your printer and/or monitor?

Fortunately, QU 115 now has a means of checking gamut.

However, if the problem area is OOG of either your printer or your monitor's display, you will have to rectify that issue to have even the faintest idea what to expect from your postprocessing adjustments.

Will stop now as I don't want to muddy the water for Fred and Terry who will doubtlessly give you better and more accurate troubleshooting information shortly.

Roy Sletcher

Dedicated QU user and habitual lurker on this forum.

At my age learning something new every day isn't the problem, it is trying to remember it the next day.

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