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Old Jan 18, 2003, 2:20 AM   #1
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I am new at trying to print photos and need help. Equipment I am using is Sony FD97 M/S mode and shooting in Jpeg. Adobe Photo Shop 3.1 Home Edition, and Epson Stylus Photo 870. I can't seem to turn out an acceptible print even in 5X7 using Epson Paper. Any help with this combination is appreciated!
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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Are you setting the properties for the printer to print at the highest quality?
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 2:54 PM   #3
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Are you setting the properties for the printer to print at the highest quality?
Hi Gibson: Yes I am. Any more help is appreciated, thanks.
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Old Jan 19, 2003, 2:53 AM   #4
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This probably won't seem like 'help', but I had the same problems with Epson and sent back 2 of their photo printers in the past year after having drained the small ink cartridges, trying to find a setting that would give me a 'good ' print. I never ever had that problem with my HP Photosmart, or with my Canon S820, except that I had initial problems with the latter, which were entirely due to using another manufacturer's paper. Once I switched to Canon paper, absolutely no problems!
So, my advice would be to 'return' the Epson, if you can. Funny how there are so many Epson fans who swear by them, and then there's a bunch like you and me who just can't get them to work properly. Besides which, Epson put too many tweaking variables in their drivers, I would think that most people want an 'excellent' print every time, unless printing a pic of their mother-in-law!
I have been printing pics of my son for almost 4 years now, and I would never have printed just a 'good' pic, when I could choose 'best' instead.
Blessings, Johnny
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 6:06 PM   #5
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INteresting. hmmm do this.

Print picture
click properties button
click custom button
now select your paper from upper left corner
select highest resolution possible
now click the paper on the top and change it to your 5x7 and tell it maxium border.
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Old Jan 24, 2003, 9:38 PM   #6
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If you are not...you need to change the photo to, 266pixels,
before you print...In photoshop, with the photo you want to print
open ..click on image, then , uncheck resample image..then change
Resolution anywhere between 266 to 300 pixels..I used a Canon
G2, Photoshop 7, and print with a Epson Photo 825... at 266 pixels
I get great prints..8 x 10 too..
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