Re: [Gimp-user] Problem printing in Windows XP (sp3) w/ HP printer.

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:57:10 -0400
From: hwpeters jamadots com
To: gimp-user-list gnome org
Subject: [Gimp-user] Problem printing in Windows XP (sp3) w/ HP printer.


New to list, but been using GIMP for awhile... got a new printer, an HP Officejet 8600 pro plus. Works nicely (so far) in Linux Debian Squeeze, but do dual boot to Windows XP (sp3)... & been trying to print a 4" x 6" color photo, no matter the settings, I get a "paper mismatch" error. Even called HP support... but while waiting for the tech support person to do some research on this problem... was able to print said image in Ifranview (a free windows graphic program)... I apparently don't have the Windows Paint program... which the tech person wanted me to try).

So apparently there may be a bug in that version (2.8) of GIMP, ported to Windows. I am using GIMP 2.6.10, in Linux, so I do not really know if this is a version particular problem... or just a Windows platform problem... (I've considered updating, building 2.8 on Linux, but looks like one is supposed uninstall the old version, not sure if this is really necessary;  I've had problems uninstalling software before in Linux... (sometimes takes out more than one wants; like the desktop!), but better safe than sorry; advise welcome).

Thanks much for any help in resolving these problems.


Have you already checked GIMP's paper/document size? (File > Page Setup).

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