Re: [Gimp-user] Printing out Greyscale on Photo Paper is very dark.. ideas?

On (23:20 23/09/12), Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre prokoudine gmail com> put forth the proposition:
On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM, David Woodfall wrote:
Hi, I've been printing out a lot of black and white photos on photo
paper on a HP Photosmart 7510e.

The printouts are very dark so I've had to boost the brightness levels
in GIMP prior to printing. The problem is that this takes extra time
and I also don't want to save these levels in the XCF file. I would
say that (going by the Gamma Display Filter) the printouts are around
40% of the brightness they ought to be.

My question is, does anyone else have this problem and what can be
done about it? I've googled for an .ICC for my printer but it hasn't
really helped, unless I'm setting it wrong.

Googling for arbitrary ICC profiles isn't such a great idea. Color
reproduction doesn't depend on just the printer. It's a combination of
printer, inks and paper.

I wouldn't print from GIMP either. Try PhotoPrint:

Thanks - that looks very useful.

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