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I have some digital images which are around 2000KB. When I try and print them (right click, print), I get an error message, unable to print to LPT1 due to an unknown system error, restart system and retry. I have retried but it makes no difference. I can print other images without a problem.
I was wondering if it was anything to do with the size of the image and the fact that the printer is around 4 years old so may not be able to handle it but I don't get the error if I print these images using a program that was bundled with the camera software so I don't understand what the problem is.
My printer is 5 years old, XP didnt even have the driver for it anymore, but i can print any size pictures and have had no trouble
Why do you need a file that big. try reducing it and then print it. also try printing it from a Photo Edit program rather than right click print
i am guessing but i dont think the file size matters that much.
have you checked using another cable?
what make of printer and operating system are you using please? may help a bit. googling this error backs up my thinking. click here for example.
What format is your image saved In? .bmp .tiff .jpg ????
Try saving the image as a .jpg and then printing it.
The images that you can print, are they all small ones?
Maybe the 2000kb ones are too big to fit onto a page without reducing them in size first. The "bundled software" may have an option for you to do that?
I use ACDSee to print mine, but Paint Shop Pro also works. You can set the size, landscape or portrait etc. according to the photo.
In XP, the printing wizard gives various options for layout and print size, the file size is imaterial, I have just carried out a print test using one of my standard Tiff images (18Mb)+ a jpg version of 300Kb.
This is the first time that I've used this print "wizard". What I did notice is that you are given the opportunity to select your printer and load required drivers, maybe your problem lies in this area.
Yes but he is printing a file compressed at 2000KB. So think of the load that will put on is windows spooler. How big is that going to be when expanded.
Not quite with you regarding a 2000 Kb compressed image.
At the moment I am printing a few photos, normally I would print direct from PS. On seeing this thread I though I would give the XP wizard a go, have now printed several the largest being 81,436Kb (77.6Mb)without any problem.
Printer is a HP610c and the OS is ME. The file is a .jpg and is that size as it was taken by a high spec Canon.
I haven't checked the cable as it prints other docs without problems. Driver is from original disc so is correct for the OS.
huggyg71 - read your link, that is the message I'm getting but as it prints other stuff OK I don't think that's my problem.
Off the top of my head (at work now), the image was 2000 pixels long, does this indicate the size is too big for A4? I didn't alter the size though when I printed it using the bundled software.
I can get around it as I can print using the bundled software, but it isn't as straighforward as right click print and I have never come across this before.
Is there any software similar to the XP photo resizer Power toy available for ME that I could use to reduce the image?
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