Save multiple settings in GIMP TurboPrint plugin

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tyinbw
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Save multiple settings in GIMP TurboPrint plugin

Post by tyinbw » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:10 am

One feature that is really lacking from the GIMP print plugin is the ability to save and recall multiple groups of settings. If you use different papers and/or sizes, it's very frustrating to have to manually change the settings every time you make a print (and risk forgetting an important setting).

I think this might be a limitation of the Gutenprint source code on which the TurboPrint plugin is based, but I haven't inspected the code to see if this is true.

My workaround for now is to enter a specific group of settings, save it, and then copy the file from the gpturboprintrc file, which on my Ubuntu 16.04 system is here: ~/.gimp-2.8

I was actually thinking of developing a very simple external 'settings manager' application that would allow selecting pre-configured settings files (the app would simply overwrite the gturboprintrc file the desired settings file).

Am I missing something? Is there some better way to manage these settings?

zedonet
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Re: Save multiple settings in GIMP TurboPrint plugin

Post by zedonet » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:17 am

Hello,

thank you for your suggestion - it would be nice to be able to create and select printing "presets" in the GIMP TurboPrint print plugin and maybe we can add this in a future TurboPrint release.

A workaround is to create several print queues for the same printer in TurboPrint Control, e.g. one for plain paper, one for matte photo paper, for glossy photo cards etc.

The TurboPrint license limits the number of printers that can be used, however there is no limitation on print queues for the same printer.

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