From: Andy Stewart <andystewart(a)comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:08:50 -0400
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On Tuesday 28 September 2004 10:38 am, John Stoffel wrote:
Thanks for the input I recieved here, I've bought an Epson R300 color
printer for making photos. Once I figured out that the debian package
for libcupsys has the permissions borked for the files in
/usr/lib/cups/backend so that they aren't executable, all is well.
I've been happily browsing images in 'gqview', then loading them into
gimp 2.0, then printing them.
But I'm having issues with scaling images. I have to guess how/where
to crop the images so that I can get the maximum amount of the picture
onto the paper. It's a real pain, with lots of back and forth.
Is there a tool out there, or a gimp plugin, which allows me to take a
picture, select a paper size and gives me a template to crop/scale the
image to fit that paper size nicely? Any hints on what tools/packages
I should be looking at for this type of work?
I believe that the gimp-print plugin will do what you want. It
should be accessible via the File...Print menu from Gimp. It shows
a rather rough thumbnail image within boarders to give you a feel
for where the image will be printed.
This is actually something folks have been requesting, but we
(Gimp-Print project) don't have anyone to implement. The plugin
really needs to be rewritten anyway, since it's such a mess, but
that's another matter.
If anyone wants to volunteer to do this, I'd welcome it.
Robert Krawitz <rlk(a)alum.mit.edu>
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail lpf(a)uunet.uu.net
Project lead for Gimp Print -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
"Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works."