Best way to print photos

M. Warner Losh imp at
Fri Mar 31 16:37:54 UTC 2006

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            "Bob Johnson" <fbsdlists at> writes:
: On 3/31/06, M. Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
: > Let us suppose that I have a HP DeskJet 5850 that I can talk to via
: > CUPS.  I can print test pages w/o any problem.
: >
: > What are my options to print photos and what kind of quality can I
: > expect relative to Windows?
: >
: According to,
: HP's HPIJS driver gives "excellent" photo quality with HP printers. 
: One reviewer says that the quality at high resolution isn't quite as
: good as Windows, but it isn't clear whether that means high-resolution
: "normal" mode, or photo mode, or both.
: ports/print/foomatic-db-hpijs and  /ports/print/hpijs


Thanks for the tips.  I have these ports installed, but am tripping
over something stupidly basic: what converts the pict0001.jpg into
something that can be fed to the hpijs driver that will print?


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