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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Supersize it - please on: May 16, 2022, 04:07:14 PM
I can see what it looks like with even bigger thumbnails but at that point, they're not really thumbnails anymore.  In a few more years, Fred will be old enough that his odometer is going to roll back to all zeroes.  Wink  He has a unique view of the button icons.  He'll say "I clicked the Santa Claus" icon and I'll have no idea what he's talking about.  Then he tells me that's what it looks like to him.  Cheesy

Mike
2  Technical Discussions / Printers / Canon/Epson Refiller Supplies on: May 16, 2022, 01:11:04 PM
I wanted to share a gem I found when I was refilling my Pro-100.  Precision Colors stopped carrying the flushed empty carts and I was searching for some flushed and ready carts and found Rick Johnson via Jose Rodriguez.  Rick produces some high quality refilling supplies like flushed carts, chips, resetters, etc.  If you are in the market for products like these, I recommend checking Rick's eBay store first to see if he carries what you need:

https://www.ebay.com/str/refillsuppliescanon

I'm just a happy customer and when I ordered my CLI-42 carts, I didn't even know Rick is a Qimage user until he contacted me saying he recognized me from my order!

Mike
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print one color from Text Type files on: May 15, 2022, 11:55:39 AM
The file types I listed as far as I know do not have the encoding somewhat like MS Word has.

Some do... some don't.  TXT does not for example but DOC and PDF are fully formatted and can contain text attributes, formatting, margins, embedded images, etc.

Mike
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print one color from Text Type files on: May 14, 2022, 11:46:34 PM
Hi Vernon,

Welcome back!  No, Qimage doesn't handle the document types.  Since they are considered documents, they are encoded with formatting and other text related items which Qimage isn't designed to handle.  If you just want one color from a document, I guess you could screen capture the document or otherwise save it as a TIFF or JPEG and then use that in Qimage to select your color with the color dropper.

Regards,
Mike
5  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Qimage One export folder location on: May 13, 2022, 11:11:48 AM
The export folder is a subfolder of the Qimage application data folder.  When you run the installer, it asks where you want the application data and you can select a different drive and/or folder.  Once installed, you can also change it in Qimage itself: click Utilities, Migrate Qimage application data and follow the prompts to move it to a new location.  Once complete, the thumbnails, cache, exports, etc. will be in that location.

Regards,
Mike
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Scroll on: May 11, 2022, 01:07:17 PM
The directory above scroll works fine you can place your pointer on it and drag shouldn't the thumbnail scroll work the same way, where you grab it and it scrolls, this is very odd behaviour? I think to keep it consistent it should work the same as the directory.

No.  It shouldn't work the same way.  When you are scrolling folders, you only have to display text.  When scrolling thumbnails, it has to display images realtime.  If it tried to update and scroll those while dragging, the scrolling would lag and prevent you from scrolling (for example) to the bottom of the list quickly.  It wasn't made for that.  If you want to scroll in the manner you suggest, just click above or below the scroll knob to scroll a page at a time.

Regards,
Mike
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: paths for print queue change on: May 10, 2022, 01:32:34 PM
You may need to run the installer again: no need to uninstall, just run the installer.  That will update the plugins with the preferred save location.

Regards,
Mike
8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Scroll on: May 10, 2022, 01:31:23 PM
It's working here.  The position doesn't update until you release the scroll button.  That's to prevent slow scrolling as it updates all thumbnails a page at a time.

Regards,
Mike
9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Full Page Editor : Lot of issues on: May 07, 2022, 01:35:27 PM
I suspect it may help if I describe how the system works with respect to images that are on top of other images...

The first thing to understand is grouping.  Grouping is part of mats but is not limited to mats.  If you have a large image with a smaller image on top, they are grouped: actions on the large (background image) are grouped with any images that are on top of it.  So if you select the large image and move it, the image on top moves with it.  If you delete it, the image on top is deleted with it due to the grouping.  If you select the image on top and delete it, only that image is deleted because there is nothing else on top of it.  So if you want to delete the background image, right click and bring it to the top, then delete it.

Second, I can't tell if you are aware of this but auto rotate is a setting for each print.  If you want to turn auto rotate off for all prints on the page, you have to select all and then turn off auto rotate.  Otherwise if you just turn it off for one print, the rest will still have auto rotate on.  I suspect that is what is happening as I've never seen auto rotate turn back on (for a particular print) once you turn it off unless you "Set print rotation" and pick another orientation or you try to force a size change where the size change cannot happen unless the image is rotated.

Regards,
Mike
10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage Ultimate Updates: Subscribe to Receive Qimage Ultimate Update Emails on: May 06, 2022, 09:56:20 PM
https://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u

v2022.121      May 6, 2022

Priority: Med

2022.121 includes:

  • Cut marks: Ability to choose the color of optional cut marks.
  • UI improvements: Improved thumbnail view with more visible selection indicators.
  • Fixes: Minor fixes and improvements to UI elements.
  • Windows XP - Windows 11 compatibility: Reestablished compatibility with Windows XP for those running it for old printers.

Mike
11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / v2022.121 issues/comments on: May 06, 2022, 09:55:59 PM
https://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u

v2022.121      May 6, 2022

Priority: Med

2022.121 includes:

  • Cut marks: Ability to choose the color of optional cut marks.
  • UI improvements: Improved thumbnail view with more visible selection indicators.
  • Fixes: Minor fixes and improvements to UI elements.
  • Windows XP - Windows 11 compatibility: Reestablished compatibility with Windows XP for those running it for old printers.

Mike
12  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Work Flow - Captrure One and Qimage on: April 14, 2022, 08:32:58 PM
You can export as Adobe 1998.  The soft proofing profile is only there to simulate what it should look like on paper.  That should not affect the editing profile.  I'm not a fan of soft proof editing.  You should be able to get great results just editing so that things look good on your monitor (without soft proofing).  Then when you print, the printer profile will take care of any differences.

The only time I resort to editing based on a soft proof is a 1 in 1000 print where I just can't get a certain color to match and I have to make compromises.  Soft proofing requires an accurate monitor profile and printer profile and most printers have at least some colors that are beyond the gamut of your monitor: so those cannot be displayed accurately in a soft proof and they can throw off your results.

Bottom line: only use a soft proof when you need it... when you see a problem.

Mike
13  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Work Flow - Captrure One and Qimage on: April 14, 2022, 07:08:08 PM
That's a bit unorthodox but it will work.  In Qimage, technically you can choose the same Ilford profile as your printer profile or you can select OFF for printer profile: both will produce the same results.

A better way would be to use the original colorspace of the image (the camera profile) but I'm not sure C1 lets you do that.  If not, use Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB.  That way, you can select the printer profile in Qimage and you won't be just limited to the Ilford paper: any paper profile you select will work.  As you are doing it, you're really limited to just the Ilford paper when you print.

Regards,
Mike
14  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Gallery wrap problems/update on: April 12, 2022, 12:05:51 AM
There are several ways to do this.  Go to the Prints tab and locate the inner and outer borders under the print sizes.  Click on the color swatch to the left of the inner border size (it probably says "m" if you are using mirror border).  In the dropdown, select "Clear both borders".  You can also just enter zero in both borders for the border size.

Regards,
Mike
15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem with TIFF files on: April 11, 2022, 10:52:11 PM
Thanks.  This file is an unsupported bit depth: 32 bits/channel.  I've never even encountered a 32 bit/channel TIFF.  It won't open in my copy of Photoshop CS5 either.

Regards,
Mike
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