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Mac Problem printing Photos

OK, so you know the box that pops up after you hit print  and you USUALLY have the option to do print  quality... well I have a macbook pro and it  has  those options  crossed out?????  What do I do?

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Re: Mac Problem printing Photos

Since I didn't hear back from you, I'm going to assume that like MOST Mac fans, you have Leopard... as does my son (and we have the same printer)...
There are software updates available from Canon (as recent as 2/17) that you'll need in order to have the functions you're missing. Here's the link:

You especially want the "EasyPhotoPrint EX" as it will give you the color management support.

Good Luck!
Maggie B

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Is there a way to change the print quality from "normal" to "high"?

usually, if not all almost all printers allow you to set printing preferences before you print.
1. In windows, when you are about to print a document or photo, click preferences then you should be able to change printing quality. Usually, printers have radio buttons(option

buttons to select best "text","best quality", "photo quality" and "best photo quality". Just selct your preferences then click ok, then print.
2. If printing photos, there will be a warning to use photo paper instead of the usual paper.
3. Did this answer your question?

Jul 01, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Follow these steps to change print settings, and then print in Mac OS X 10.6. Step one: Select your product
  1. In the program from which you want to print, click File , and then click Print . Figure 11: Click File, and then click Printc02458420.jpg
  2. Select your product from the Printer: drop-down list.
Step two: Change print settings
  1. Type the number of copies to print in the Copies text box.
  2. If you want to print multiple copies, select the Collated check box to print the pages of each copy in order.
  3. Select the pages of the print job that you want to print. To print all pages, select All. To print a specific range of pages only, type the page number that begins the page range in the From text box. Then, type the page number that ends the page range in the To text box.
  4. Select the size and type of paper loaded in the product from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  5. Select the orientation for your print job. To print in portrait orientation, click the icon on the left. To print in landscape orientation, click the icon on the right.
Step three: Change the paper type and quality settings
  1. After the Orientation section, click the drop-down, and then select Paper Type/Quality . NOTE: This drop-down usually defaults to the program specific drop-down. In this example, the drop-down is the TextEdit drop-down. Figure 12: Select Paper Type/Qualityc02458421.jpg
  2. Adjust the Paper Type setting to match the paper loaded in the product.
  3. Adjust the Quality setting to change the print quality of the printed page.
  4. Select Print Borderless to print photos without a white border.
  5. To change the color profile or to turn on Photo Fix, click the arrow next to Color Options to display the Color Options menu. Figure 13: Color Options menuc02458422.jpg 1 - Paper Type/Quality menu options 2 - Color Options menu (only available if you click Color Options)
Step five: Print the print job After all the settings match the needs of the print job, click Print on the Print window to print the document or print job.

Dec 26, 2010 | HP Photosmart C3150 Printer

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I am getting white block on my prints(no color) when a print photos on a HPC7280. Using Windows 7.

Check if you are using Windows Photogallery to print or some other application... If not windows photogallery then right click on any of your picture, click on properties Click on 'Change' next to open with select windows photogallery from the list Click apply then Ok
Open the photo after that, click on print and on the window which opens up, click on the Options which is at right hand bottom corner A pop up windows would open up, click on printer properties and select the quality from Automatic to best Select the size of paper that you are using Then go to the advanced tab on the same window at the top and check the box which say maximum DPI Then try to print

Oct 24, 2010 | HP Photosmart C7280 Printer

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The text of a document will not print. The

Print From Your Computer : Windows Printing Select Basic Options Click the Main tab on the top of the printer settings window to select your basic print options. 1. Select a Quality Option that matches your document or photo, and the print quality you want. Quality Option settings WebWorks_WriteArrow(WebWorksRootPath, "wwdd1032347", false); WebWorks_WriteDIVOpen("wwdd1032347", false); • Draft: for rough drafts with reduced quality • Text: for documents containing only text • Text & Image: for documents with text and images • Photo: for photos and graphics with good quality and print speed • Best Photo: for photos or graphics with high print quality WebWorks_WriteDIVClose(); 2. Select the paper Type setting that matches the paper you loaded. 3. Select the paper Size setting for the paper you loaded. Paper size settings WebWorks_WriteArrow(WebWorksRootPath, "wwdd1032380", false); WebWorks_WriteDIVOpen("wwdd1032380", false); You can load paper in these sizes and select the size in the printer software. (Wider papers are for use only when reducing large images with the Reduce/Enlarge Document option.) A User Defined option is also available so you can create a custom size. A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches) A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches) Letter (8.5 × 11 inches) Legal (8.5 × 14 inches) Half Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches) 3.5 × 5 inches 4 × 6 inches 5 × 7 inches 8 × 10 inches 16:9 wide (4 × 7.11 inches) Envelope #10 (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches) WebWorks_WriteDIVClose(); 4. If you’re printing borderless photos, click the Borderless checkbox. For documents or photos with borders, select Borders. Note:
For borderless photos, make sure you loaded a compatible borderless paper size and type. 5. Choose Portrait or Landscape orientation for your document or photo. You can also:Select Print Options Select Basic Options Click the Main tab on the top of the printer settings window to select your basic print options. Select graphics & text. USER'S MANUAL EPSON WEBSITE:

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Pixma 4200 on mac - can't find print options

There is a nice video here:
(for photoshop printing, which has more selections regarding paper type, etc. ) Otherwise when you do commmand-P or Print, a dialog box comes up with pull-down menus. Check the third pull down menu (under presets) and it will let you choose lots of stuff

Jun 20, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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When I print photos, they have uniform vertical streaks.

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows)

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.
  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.


  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.


    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.

Apr 22, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lines on a photo when printed

The print quality usually depends on the program you're using to print them on your pc.
Your camera only ever sends photos to your printer, so the best settings are already selected by the camera and it's built-in photo program.
Your printer doesn't 'know' whether your printing a document or a photo, so the settings for each program on your computer are basic (known as default settings), and need to be changed by you to get the best from your printer
Find the settings that let you alter the printers options (in Word, it's FILE \ PRINT \ PROPERTIES), and make sure the printer output is set to maximum quality, and that photo paper is selected as the paper type.
Some options such as 'maximum quality' only appear when you've chosen 'photo paper', and some printers (such as the ip4300) have seperate options for gloss or matte paper, so go through all of them until you see what you need.

Hope that helps :)

Oct 06, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Printer: Canon PIXMA MP610 Operating system: Mac OS 10.4 Problem: Printing 4x6 photos is excruciatingly slow from iPhoto and Photoshop CS3. I thought it may have been something to do wireless printing,...

When printing from programs like that, usually the "BEST" option is selected for the print quality.. Try going into the preferences and choosing a lower quality.

If that doesn't help, for Photoshop, you can "save for web and devices", choose PNG and then save to desktop, and use another program to print the file. Or when in the print dialogue, make sure "printer manages colour management"

Not too sure about Iphoto print settings, but there may be something in there.

Apr 11, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Mirror image

Printing Iron-on Transfers
Load the iron-on transfers.

With your document open, click File, then Print. The Print dialog box appears.

In the Print dialog box, click Properties, Preferences (or Options).

Select a print quality:
In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Quality/Copies tab.
From the Quality/Speed area, select Normal or Better.

Select a paper type:
In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Paper Setup tab.
From the Type area, select Iron-on Transfer.

If your software program does not have mirror or iron-on settings, select a print layout:
In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Print Layout tab.
From the Layout area, select Mirror.
Click OK.

To print your iron-on transfers, click OK.

NOTE: To prevent smudging, remove each iron-on transfer as it exits the printer and then let it dry before stacking.

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Check your printer settings, If your printer is set on draft mode the prints may appear faded washed out, turn up the quality of the printing and this should solve the problem.

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