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Printing with GIMP JohnLarysz 29 Oct 14:54
  Printing with GIMP rich404 29 Oct 16:01
   Printing with GIMP JohnLarysz 29 Oct 16:06
  Printing with GIMP Timbo 01 Jan 18:49
2018-10-29 14:54:47 UTC (almost 3 years ago)
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Printing with GIMP

I am new to Gimp and I'm using Gimp 2.10 under Windows 10. I am very familiar with Photoshop and other imaging programs. I am struggling with roll printing with Gimp, and with getting a print size other that 8.5" X 11".

1: I can't find the Print dialog described here - I just get the Windows 10 print dialog: "https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/file-print-gtk.html"

2: I can't find the print plugin mentioned here: " https://www.gimp.org/docs/gimp-print/print.html"

3: I can't make any roll parameters stick in the print dialog I do get.

4: The only print size that ever comes out is 8.5" X 11".

What am I not doing that I should be doing?

rich404
2018-10-29 16:01:05 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

Printing with GIMP

I am new to Gimp and I'm using Gimp 2.10 under Windows 10. I am very familiar with Photoshop and other imaging programs. I am struggling with roll printing with Gimp, and with getting a print size other that 8.5" X 11".

The usual advice for printing from a Windows Gimp is, don't. Use some other application for printing.

Gimp's origins are Unix and now developed in linux. Some things in Windows are lacking and printing is one. The developers are volunteers and no one is there to develop the old printing plugin.

Answers to your questions

1: I can't find the Print dialog described here - I just get the Windows 10 print dialog:
"https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/file-print-gtk.html"

That print dialogue is linux, looks like this in my linux Gimp 2.10.6 https://i.imgur.com/IBA4A8Z.jpg

2: I can't find the print plugin mentioned here: " https://www.gimp.org/docs/gimp-print/print.html"

Ancient reference. That is a plugin, Gutenprint, again linux (and maybe Mac) My installation: https://i.imgur.com/U0htF5y.jpg

3: I can't make any roll parameters stick in the print dialog I do get.

4: The only print size that ever comes out is 8.5" X 11".

The Gimp Windows print only calls up the printer manufactures software, that is where the settings are. https://i.imgur.com/HrnPHb5.jpg

What am I not doing that I should be doing?

Not doing anything wrong. Do not use Gimp for printing, use whatever image editing software comes with the printer. Usually some cut-down stuff that will open a png from Gimp.

2018-10-29 16:06:49 UTC (almost 3 years ago)
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The usual advice for printing from a Windows Gimp is, don't. Use some other application for printing.

Gimp's origins are Unix and now developed in linux. Some things in Windows are lacking and printing is one. The developers are volunteers and no one is there to develop the old printing plugin.

Answers to your questions That print dialogue is linux, looks like this in my linux Gimp 2.10.6 https://i.imgur.com/IBA4A8Z.jpg
Ancient reference. That is a plugin, Gutenprint, again linux (and maybe Mac) My installation: https://i.imgur.com/U0htF5y.jpg The Gimp Windows print only calls up the printer manufactures software, that is where the settings are. https://i.imgur.com/HrnPHb5.jpg
Not doing anything wrong. Do not use Gimp for printing, use whatever image editing software comes with the printer. Usually some cut-down stuff that will open a png from Gimp.

Thanks. This is good advice - I was getting frustrated.

2021-01-01 18:49:16 UTC (9 months ago)
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Printing with GIMP

I am new to Gimp and I'm using Gimp 2.10 under Windows 10. I am very familiar with Photoshop and other imaging programs. I am struggling with roll printing with Gimp, and with getting a print size other that 8.5" X 11".

1: I can't find the Print dialog described here - I just get the Windows 10 print dialog:
"https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/file-print-gtk.html"

2: I can't find the print plugin mentioned here: " https://www.gimp.org/docs/gimp-print/print.html"

3: I can't make any roll parameters stick in the print dialog I do get.

4: The only print size that ever comes out is 8.5" X 11".

What am I not doing that I should be doing?