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any tips for great quality printing using CANON PIXMA


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I recently bought a Canon Pixma MP497 for photo printing.I already tried aligning and cleaning but when I print a photo using the "canon easy photoprint software" it doesn't look good.

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Glossy Photo Paper
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any tips would be good.

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What is the input source - i.e. the picture's resolution? What size are you trying to print?

Here is a pretty good reference for megpixel vs print size
Design215 megapixels comparison and maximum print size charts
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I am printing 4 (1274x1910) photos in a A4 glossy paper
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The only way I can get decent photo's from my Pixma is to print them from preview, as it offers all the quality options that I can't see in Canon's software.
It's a real pain to be honest, but works.

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The only way I can get decent photo's from my Pixma is to print them from preview, as it offers all the quality options that I can't see in Canon's software.
It's a real pain to be honest, but works.
I do the same thing with my Pixma printer. iPhoto is too limited in it's printing preferences. Just go through all the settings and adjust them to how you prefer. Maybe keep a note of how you set everything once you get it how you like it or save it as a "Preset" so you can just select that when you print photos.

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I do the same thing with my Pixma printer. iPhoto is too limited in it's printing preferences. Just go through all the settings and adjust them to how you prefer. Maybe keep a note of how you set everything once you get it how you like it or save it as a "Preset" so you can just select that when you print photos.
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Well A4 may be a little big for a 4MP picture. The chart is saying ~8x5 is the max you want to go for that size.

I have Photoshop/Adobe CS5 and I tend to print out of that, or preview as suggested before. I don't really use the Canon software for printing.
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thank you for replying on my post.I will try to print using preview

What color matching do you use? Color Sync or Canon Color Matching?
Under color options what do you guys use? standard or vivid color?

Is there any other settings i need to be aware?

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Personally I use Canon Color Matching, and Standard.
I don't thinj there's anything to be wary of. Experimentation is the key I guess, as everyone has different tastes.

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Hi,
You can find some companies , that provide support for high quality printing.You can goggle them. I Found one Discount Trade Printer | Color Trade Print Wholesale Printing for the Trade.
There are others also.


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