Best way to print photos
vayu at sklinks.com
Tue Apr 4 04:59:34 UTC 2006
On Monday 03 April 2006 12:27, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> OK. I got bordered photo printing working. I haven't gotten
> borderless printing working, alas.
> The key points I learned:
> (1) Install print/cups.
> (2) Install graphics/hpijs. This filters .ps -> goo the printer groks
> (3) Install graphics/gimp. This makes .ps files
> (4) Kill lpr/lpd before starting cups.
> (5) Make sure you configure lpr/lpd not to startup on boot
> (6) Remove lp* binaries
> (7) Setup buildworld /etc/make.conf so it doesn't build lpr with
> NO_LPR or WITHOUT_LPR
> (8) Add printer via localhost:631 web interface.
> (8) Set printer to draft mode via cups for testing
> (9) Use firefox to generate test prints.
> (10) To print from gimp, I have to remove the '-l' from the command
> line every time I print in the printer setup. This causes the
> raw .ps file to go to the printer, rather than via cups'
> postscript filter for the printer.
> (11) To get photos, one must set photo quality via cups setup
For someone who has just been struggling with CUPS this is helpful.
Would you mind elaborating the steps on how to accomplish 5, 6 and 7 above?
I've got most everything working, now I'd like to switch to the CUPs lp
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