[Openicc] Special target printing apps and other total idiocies

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Fri May 20 18:20:33 PDT 2011


 You're a smart guy; I don't know whether you are a developer. Basically
every time there are multiple code-bases the one with the less users goes


On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 2:21 AM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com>wrote:

> On May 20, 2011, at 5:40 PM, edmund ronald wrote:
> I have just wasted an expensive page of media, printing a target the wrong
> way round with Adobe's target utility. Because there is no accurate
> form-accurate  print preview and no interactive placement adjustment like in
> Photoshop.
> I want to print my targets with the same interactive ease as I print my
> images. Can we please cut this "special app" crap which yields a shitty
> bare-bones special app?
> No. The request makes no sense.
> Photoshop is a special app.
> Photoprint is a special app.
> The GIMP is a special app.
> Lightroom and Photoshop allow placement adjustment because Adobe coded it
> into their applications. This is not an OS level print dialog feature,
> therefore it would never be in just any application. What you're asking for
> is for Adobe to put the same amount of work into ACPU for print placement as
> they've gone to the effort of in at least Photoshop. This requires a special
> app, because the function isn't in the Mac OS X driver dialog  per se - at
> least it's not accurate enough or consistent enough, or something.
> In my view, proper placement of a document should be something that can be
> done with the standard print dialog for any app. It's  unclear to me if this
> is a Apple-Mac OS X issue, or if this is an Epson issue. The two of them
> haven't seen eye to eye on how to implement, what is in effect, multiple
> print drivers for a single driver download and install, because Mac OS X
> doesn't have all of the options and hooks that Epson wants (at least the way
> they want to implement it) - therefore Epson codes slightly different
> drivers to get the behaviors they want with respect to media handling.
> So far I haven't had an issue with ACPU placing targets on a sheet of media
> if I have set Page Setup to the particular printer I'm printing to, and what
> the media size is, and I don't depend on a driver dialog orientation change
> (I'd sooner reformat the target). I have not personally had, but have had
> one colleague inform me that ACPU can cause the target to become improperly
> scaled which for some measurement devices means they won't measure: ala
> iSis.
> Chris
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