Printing photographs

Neil Woolford neil at
Sat Jun 25 19:57:24 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 11:52 +0100, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> Could anyone please recommend an easy to understand book, in English,
> which will help me to convert digital photographs to prints on paper. I
> expect to have to use Gimp or something similar.

Hi Norman,

Not a book suggestion I'm afraid, but I'd not suggest the Gimp as first
port of call.  It *is* a good program, but the power comes at a cost of
complexity which is a pain unless you are very keen to progress.
Particularly it is not very intuitive when you start to learn to use it.

I'd suggest looking at gThumb, which you'll find already installed under
Applications>Graphics on a default Hoary installation.  This is an image
browser that can also do quite a wide range of the normally required
basic image manipulations.  It can certainly crop, change colour
balances and brightness, and rotate images.  It also has a relatively
simple printer interface.  The caveat here is that you presumably need
to set print quality in the printer's own dialogue under
System>Administration as there doesn't appear to be any way of setting
it from inside gThumb.


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