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When printing photoshop .jpg only print quality avail. is BEST

Whenever I print jpgs from my photoshop, the print quality is automatically set to 'BEST' and I can't seem to change it to anything other than that (the other qualities are greyed out).
If I make the jpg into a pdf i can print at whatever quality i want - but it's a pain to do this each time.
Does anyone know why it is always coming out as 'BEST' quality when printing a jpg?

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  • michlan Jan 30, 2009

    But this hasn't always been the case - I used to be able to print .jpgs at any quality. I don't know why it won't let me change the quality now. I'd like to print at fast draft, or normal, or draft, for example. I can't see why the quality of the picture would matter to the printer.

  • michlan Jan 30, 2009

    When you say 'check settings' what do you mean? where would i find these?

    and is 'printer preferences' within photoshop or on my computer?

    Thanks very much

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the users guide to change settings?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Jepg is a low formatted picture already( It takes far less memory space) so I am guessing that the printer prints on the highest quality since it is already a low quality formatt.   


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Check settings in your Photoshop program.
then metch with Printer preferences (not properties)

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  • Pat Batta
    Pat Batta Feb 10, 2009

    in Control; Panel
    in Printer and faxes applet find your printer, right click and open "Orinter Preferences" (not Properties) and configure it according to your needs.

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    Pat Batta Feb 10, 2009

    In Photo shop when you start printing check "propeerties" and page setup (normally under File command. be sure no param conflicts with Printer preferences you set.


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