Bad quality of photo printing under ubuntu

Niran Babalola iamniran at
Sat Jun 25 13:48:01 UTC 2005

On 25 Jun 2005 15:32:20 +0200, Matthias Heiler <heiler at> wrote:
> (1) There are very thin horizontal _or_ vertical lines (depending on
>     the setting Portrait/Landscape in the printer dialog).  I first
>     suspected a hardware problem, but under Win the lines are gone.  I
>     think they may represent boundaries of "chunks" that are processed
>     independently and then sent incorrectly to the printer.
> (2) Overall the pictures look average at best.  Looking closely one
>     can see artifacts from the printing process.  The Windows-Prints
>     (using HP's driver) are much better: Better colors, no artifacts.
>     (I set all automatic image "optimizations" in the Win-Driver to
>     off.)

Have you tried setting the quality level on the driver?

Niran Babalola

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