Langue: en

Version: 15 Jul 2004 (CentOS - 06/07/09)

Section: 7 (Divers)


gimpprint-imagetypes - Gimp-Print image types


Gimp-Print includes several image types which can be used to optimise the dither, depending on the type of image you wish to print.


Possible values are:
Value Description

1 Line art (color or gray scale)
2 Primarily solid colors or smooth gradients (color or gray scale)
3 Continuous-tone photographs (color or gray scale)

Option 0 is the fastest. It generates strong, but not particularly accurate, colors. There may be some fairly sharp color transitions in this mode.

Option 1 generates more accurate colors, but is slower.

Option 2 generates the most accurate colors, but is considerably slower.

Note that any of the modes may be used with either color or black & white output. If black and white output is requested, but a color mode used, composite color will be printed. This generally offers smoother tone, but less purity of gray or black, than pure black ink. Furthermore, it is possible to tune the color of the gray (to achieve warmer or cooler effects) using the color controls in this fashion.

Copyright © 2001 Michael Sweet ( and Robert Krawitz (

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (


gimpprint-color(7), gimpprint-dithers(7), gimpprint-inktypes(7), gimpprint-mediasizes(7), gimpprint-mediasources(7), gimpprint-mediatypes(7), gimpprint-models(7), gimpprint-resolutions(7).