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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Open 'saved data' as plain data? on: August 12, 2022, 11:26:21 AM
I am fairly new to QI. So I don't know if the option I'm looking for is already 'hidden' somewhere.

I am aware that I can save a session in different ways. (as job, layout, etc.). I can find the saved files in the folder; drive/Qimage/Save.
I want open those files as plain text-files. So I can copy & past that info to my label-printer. Then print out such label, with the software of the label printer. After that I stick that label on the back of the printed photo.
Does anyone have an idea for a method to achieve this 'simple' goal?

Or is it not possible until now?

with regards, Martin.
Almere, the Netherlands
2  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Spooling? on: January 08, 2022, 12:45:51 PM
Type of drive makes no difference.  The size of the spool file is highly dependent on the type of printer and what you are printing.  For example, if you have a wide format printer and you are printing 40x60 inch prints, that's a big file.  If you are printing 8x10 prints on 8.5 x 11 paper, that will be smaller.  The current printer driver resolution matters too: 300, 360, 600, 720, etc.  You can calculate it yourself if you like.  An 8x10 print at 600 PPI would be (8*600)*(10*600)*3=86 MB.  A 20x30 inch print at 720 PPI would be (20*720)*(30*720)*3=933 MB.  And if you are printing two of them in your job, it's twice that: 1.8 GB.  And so on.  That's how much data Qimage is sending to the driver.  There is some overhead in the spooler that will make the spool file a bit bigger than that but those numbers will get you in the ballpark.

Regards,
Mike

Thx for usefull feedback, Maarten
3  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Spooling? on: January 07, 2022, 11:59:21 AM
The Help-PDF gives some advices about the settings for 'spooling'. [In my version at page 92]

I've some questions;
The default location (Windows) = C:>Windows\System32\Spool\Printers.
Assuming space is not the problem, does the type of drive matters. Traditional HDD, SATA SSD or NVME SSD?

How big will an average spool print job (in Gb) be?

I've 128 Gb on my machine, so a software RAM-disk is also a possibility. See for background information:
https://www.serverbrain.org/maintaining-2003/lesson-changing-the-location-of-the-print-spooler.html


Maarten


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