Springtime Flowers Are Blooming!
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On Windows base machines, the autorun
application will start up immediately
and will look something like this.
To see a larger view of any of the demonstration
windows just double click on them.
Select the folder that is to be viewed
by single left clicking on it. The Helen
Folder will be used for this demonstration.
Depending on how the Windows environment
is set up on the PC, different types of windows
could be displayed. For example, this window is
displayed with the "Details" setting.
And this window is displayed with the "Icon" setting.
But "Thumbnail" is the ideal method
for displaying the folder. To change
to the "Thumbnail" method, single left click
on "View" located in the toolbar.
In the drop down window, single left click
Now the window will contain actual
image views which makes image
selection so much easier.
Use the scroll bar or the scroll wheel
on the mouse to move up and down
through the folder.
When the selected image is located
place the mouse pointer on it or single
left click on the image.
For this demonstration, the Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer software will be used.
This is a standard application available on
all Windows based PC's. Depending on how
the PC is configured, a different viewer may
be set as the default viewer. To check and/or
change the image viewing application to
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, right click
on the selected image. Move the mouse pointer
to Open With . If Windows Picture
and Fax Viewer is not the first item in the list
select it by moving the mouse pointer to it and
single left click. If it is first on the list, then
it is set as the default and does not need to be
changed, just single left click on any
white space to close the drop down windows.
Now, just double left click on the image to be
Locate the printer icon, it should be on the
bottom right side of the window. Double
left click on it.
This launches the Windows Photo
Printing Wizard software which
is another standard application that
is available on all Windows based PC's.
|Notice the check mark that is displayed on the |
selected image. At this point, additional images
may be added to the print process. Just
scroll down or over and single left click in
the box of any additional images.
Once all images have been selected,
single left click on Next .
Different printer types may display this window
differently. But comparable components should
be displayed. Look for anything relating to
preferences or setup and single left
click on it.
The resulting window should look something like
this. Notice the tabs Layout and Paper/Quality.
Make sure that Paper/Quality is selected.
Notice that Plain Paper is selected in the Media
window. Different types of papers require
different amounts of ink, this can greatly affect
the appearance of the printed image. To see the
different types of paper available for the printer,
single left click on the down arrow.
This printer seems to do best with HP Bright
White Inkjet Paper when working with standard
white card stock. Other printers may produce
better quality with a different selection. Don't
be afraid to try different types to see which
one produces the best quality. Single left
click on the paper type to make your selection.
|The Quality Settings area also plays|
a major roll in producing an acceptable printed
image. This selection determines how much ink
will be used. Best will of course use
the most ink and Draft will use the least
ink. Draft is a great selection for all
the test prints. But for this printer and the
paper selected Best will produce a
wonderful printed image.
Once all the selections have been made,
single left click on OK
Single left click on Next
The Layout Selection is the last step in
the print process. Notice the print preview
window. This shows how the printed image will
look on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
It can be very helpful in ensuring that the
automatic crop or fit is not affecting major
components in the image.
Notice the Number of times to use
each Picture, this selection plays
a bigger role as the different sizes
are selected. There will be more on this
| Use the scroll bar or the mouse wheel to|
navigate through the different different options.
Notice how the Print Preview window changed
with 5x7 in. cutout prints selection.
This is an example of how the Number of times
to use each picture selection functions. Since
only one image has been selected for printing and
the Number of times to use each picture is
set to 2, the Print Preview window shows
the same image twice. If two different images
had been selected for printing and the Number
of times to use each picture was set to 1 the
two different images would be displayed in the
Print Preview window. If two different
images had been selected for printing and the
Number of times to use each picture was
set to 2 the two different images would be
displayed in the Print Preview window
and it would print two sheets of the double images.
The Photo Printing Wizard will only allow
printing of standard photo sizes. So as the various
options are selected and previewed watch the
effect on the actual image in the Print
Preview window. The application will resize,
crop and rotate the image to get the best fit. Try
the different sizes until one is found that best
suits the image and the project it will be used for.
This image lends itself well to the resizing applied
by the Photo Printing Wizard. Notice that the
entire image has been resized to fit in the 3.5 x 5
And the entire image has been successfully
resized to fit in the Wallet window.
Once the size has been selected, the image
is ready to send to the printer. Single
left click on the Next button.
The print process is now complete. Single left
click on the Finish button to close the wizard.
Or if additional images need to be printed from
the folder, use the back button on the various
windows until the Picture Selection
Window has been reached.