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Old Apr 25, 2008, 3:49 PM   #1
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I am not very knowledgable concerning digital photography. My camera is a Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 (7 MP), which I purchased a few years ago. I recently purchased a Canon Pixma Pro9000 Printer, Qimage Pro, and an assortment of Canon papers (Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss).

I have read several posts on this site concerning Qimage, but remain confused as to how I should set it up for use with my printer. In addition to printing single photos, I would like to print a collage of photos on 13 x 19 paper.
I am seeking recommendations for Pro9000/Qimage setup.
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Old Apr 26, 2008, 10:16 AM   #2
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Welcome, and nice printer: I have one myself.

I would suggest doing things in this order:

(1) Go through the tutorial in the "Help" menu of Qimage.

(2) Take a look at the first few examples in the help under "Learn by Example".

(3) Read this article: http://www.steves-digicams.com/techc...June_2005.html

Of course, come back if you still have questions, but I think the above will get you going the fastest as I've designed those materials for that purpose.

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Old Apr 26, 2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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>>Since your images are 8-bit sRGB JPEGs, I would suggest not trying to use any kind of color management. Just leave the printer's Color Correction option at Driver Matching.<<

I think I agree with you. However, when using Qimage, others suggest letting Qimage manage the colors, and that color management in the driver should be disabled.

To clear up some confusion on my part, I am indicating my current setup in the printer driver AND in Qimage with an asterisk(*):

Printer Driver Properties (Driver version 2.12)
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Color/Intensity: *Auto (recommended by Canon)
Manual (3 options - Driver Matching, ICM or None)

Color Mode: *Standard
Linear Tone

Color Balance, Intensity and Contrast sliders all set to *0
Brightness settings Light, *Normal and Dark

Qimage Studio Color Management
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* Enabled (Printer/driver will manage color: Use ICM option in driver)
Disabled

My Printer Driver contains all of the profiles that I currently need, so what are the correct settings in the Printer Driver and in Qimage?
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 8:31 AM   #4
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If you want the driver to manage color, you have to tell Qimage to let the driver manage color and you also have to tell the driver that it should be managing color. To do this:

(1) Select "Choose new profile" under the "Prtr ICC" dropdown in Qimage.
(2) Click the "Let printer/driver manage color" button on the right/middle of the dialog.
(3) Click the "Printer/page setup" button on the top right of the main Qimage window.
(4) Click "Properties" for the Pro 9000.
(5) Under "Color/Intensity", select "Manual".
(6) Click the "Set" button next to "Manual".
(7) Under "Color Correction" on the next dialog, select "ICM (Windows Image Color Management).
(8} Leave "Input Profile" on "Standard".
(9) Click "OK" until you back out of the driver.

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Old Oct 22, 2009, 6:13 PM   #5
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I have the pro9000II and when I select choose new profile under the Prtr ICC in the drop down in Qimage I get all these GL1,GL3,MP1,PR1,PR1,PR3,PT1,PT2,SG1,SG3 What to heck do they mean? Are they my paper choices?
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