[sane-devel] How to Copy to network printer

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Fri Aug 3 13:35:00 UTC 2007


On Aug 1 15:00 René Rebe wrote (shortened):
> The problem is more likely not the geometry option, but that Cups
> "randomly" scales "pure" image data to "best fit".

There is nothing "randomly".

The scaling=percent value is a number from 1 to 800 specifying
the size in relation to the page (not the image.)
A scaling of 100 percent will fill the page as completely as the
image aspect ratio allows. A scaling of 200 percent will print
on up to 4 pages.

The ppi=value value is a number from 1 to 1200 specifying the
resolution of the image in pixels per inch.
An image that is 3000x2400 pixels will print 10x8 inches at 300
pixels per inch, for example. If the specified resolution makes
the image larger than the page, multiple pages will be printed
to satisfy the request.

By the way:
In CUPS 1.2 the "Image Options" are also supported. Unfortunately
they are not mentioned it the CUPS 1.2 documentation, see

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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