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Author Topic: Few questions about QImage abillities  (Read 6471 times)
mikaelo
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« on: December 04, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »

Hi all,

Since moving to printing my own prints after feeling my proofs always looks better than the prints from the lab, I have been printing on my Epson 1400 with pigment CIS inks using the LR3 beta.

I print a lot of "packages sheets" with predefined sizes and just have to Click the image, and it fill in the template and I just have to drag them if I want to adjust how the image gets cropped to fit the format.

Being very happy with the result, I just ordered an Epson 4880 to replace the 1400 I'm printing the Cr@pp out of.

I don't use LR for the image management features and I don't like how it does some of the raw development (how brightening affect the hue of colors etc). So it's only for printing.

Well, since I only use it for printing, maybe I should move to a printing software instead of getting the release version when the beta expires.

So, does QImage support this type of templates where you may have different aspect ratios of the same image on one page and just select one image to print, while being able to drag the image within the frame to set the final crop rendering for that aspect ratio (multiple sizes/copies of the same ratio will automatically use the setting regardless of which one I drag so I don't have to do the individually). The templates also have light gray borders for cutting guide, which are handy if I use white backgrounds to define the images. Finally I also have a logo on the corner of the sheet (out side of the images).

Thanks in advance

Mikael
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 04:15:48 PM »

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I print a lot of "packages sheets" with predefined sizes and just have to Click the image, and it fill in the template and I just have to drag them i
Most certainly, yes!
Qimage has quite a few premade package sets, but it is well equipped to have the user make his own packages.
Why not download the 30 day demo and give it a try.
Fred
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 04:24:54 PM »

Thanks,

I will when I get home tonight (photo business is really my wife's business, but I have turned into her photolab Wink )
I just heard that it can be a bit of a learning curve for QImage, so I wanted to have it confirmed before potentially not succeeding and the write it off as not supported.



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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 04:40:24 PM »

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and the write it off as not supported.
Mikael,
Ask anyone who has Qimage more than 2 weeks about the support.
The owner monitors this forum and advises us all the time when we need it, fixes any anomalies if we can find any, and does this in real time, while we wait. No waiting for next years release to fix last year's problems.

That having been said, and I bet you get confirmations from all around the world on what I just said, there are many knowledgeable people here ready and willing to help you over the humps.
Just give it a whirl. Attached a screen snap of a package which was set up for 2 4 x 6 and 5 - 2 x 3 on 8.5 x 11 sheet; just to give you some idea of what you can easily do.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 04:47:50 PM »

Mikael

As Fred says, QImage will do everything you need (and more).
Work through Learn by Example no.9 in the help file, and if you need help you will get all you need here, from Mike if necessary.

Brian
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 05:45:41 PM »

Sounds like an awesome deal.

Particularly, since I don't use any other features of LR, I would hate to have to spend a lot of money on LR just for the printing part.

And having been working in the past 15 years in the Graphics industry, I have quite an experience with adobe not fixing issues for a long time, particularly during OS transitions etc (both Mac (OS7 - 8 -9 to X and HW transitions 68K - PPC - Intel) and PC (win 3.11 - 95 - NT and on).


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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 06:18:15 PM »

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Sounds like an awesome deal.
and you do realise it's free upgrades for life  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 09:11:16 PM »

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and you do realise it's free upgrades for life
and using the Studio edition, you will have the easiest and most accurate RAW image processor all included.
.... and I spell realize with a 'z' unlike Terry's 's'.
Fred
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