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Old 01-08-2003, 04:32 PM
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Batch printing software or trick needed

I have over 300 TIF files I need printed full-page with the filename printed at the bottom. They range in size from postage-stamp to poster-sized, and a few K to many megs. The printer will just be my laserprinter, so no critical color considerations.

I need to be able to simply point to a folder full of TIF files and say "print" and forget about it. Then, when I come back later, I'll have a stack of prints, each with 1 image each, shrunk or expanded to fit the page, and the filename w/extension at the bottom.

Can anyone recommend software that can do such a thing? I'm using WinXP and an HP laserprinter.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:26 PM
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I found a number of utilities doing a google search Doug: Here are 2 such:
http://www.graphicregion.com/products.htm
http://www.informatik.com/tiffkit.html
I am also trying to remember a dos command line batch code that might do the trick. If will try to find it, but I'm sure someone else will know it as well.
Hope this is a help.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, but it looks like neither of those will include the filename in the printout.
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Old 01-08-2003, 06:24 PM
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Don't know if this will work for you or not as the web site doesn't say if it prints the file name or not. Batch & Print Pro

This one prints tifs, and you can add the file name, and it appears to print different sizes PhotoElf
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Old 01-08-2003, 08:02 PM
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You're not asking for much are you Doug! <g>

Photoshop can be setup before printing to default options, including the label option (filename) and or caption (iptc file info comment).

You can't choose the location of the text though or other options (see F1 or help for more).

You can setup an action to print using these defaults, or depening on the version it may also record some defaults in the print with preview box when recording the print step in the action.

Then a batch can be set-up to point to the action.

I am not saying that this will even work as intended, although it may be an option. <g>

I think there must be something that can do stuff like this as there must be a market, we just have to find it or in a pinch make it.

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Old 01-08-2003, 09:23 PM
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ACDSee ? As far as I recall it does all that.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:53 PM
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Try qimage (www.ddisoftware.com)
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:59 PM
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Qimage looks very cool. I'm downloading the demo now. Thanks for pointing it out, I'd never heard of it.
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Old 01-10-2003, 04:10 PM
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It's a fabulous piece of software though it's user interface is very poor...
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Old 01-11-2003, 03:01 AM
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I see what you mean. It does exactly what I need, and has some exceptional features, but requires more hand-holding than my current way of doing does. I'd spend more time fixing the problems caused by its eccentricities than I'd save.

So that's the precise type of software I need, just more polished and mature than Qimage. Can anyone help?
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