Qimage

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by OzRay, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    Qimage - Printing Software

    To me, one of the defining factors about photography is the final print. Nowadays, on-line images seem to be more the flavour of the day, but as far as I'm concerned, nothing beats a tangible print that you can hold in the hand or look at on a wall.

    But printing is not quite what is was in the old days, and I'm thankful for that, as I no longer have to work in a dark, humid, chemically infested rat hole for hours at a time just to produce one piece of paper that might end up looking like rubbish. And then start all over again.

    What one can do today with modern printers is just amazing, and the papers and inks are no less so. But at the basics of printing is the software that one uses and this can become almost like a debate about film vs digital. I really didn't have much fun trying to get good results out of my digital files until I discovered and finally mastered a piece of software called Qimage.

    It's an absolute bugger of a program to get your head around, but once you do, you revel in the fact that printing can be so easy. I've got PS and Lightroom, and they just don't compare. The reason that I've raised this post is that many suffer and fight with PS et al, when all they need is Qimage to print perfect prints from 6"x4", to anything your printer can do.

    If you like to print, but have never heard of or tried Qimage, do so. Once you get over the interface hurdle, you'll never look back.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks Ray, I'll add my recommendation... been using Qimage for almost 10 years now - so the lifetime of free upgrades has been incredible - as has been Mike Chaney's unswerving passion for detail.

    I also use Qimage for preparing images to send out to a bureau for printing... we did a 200+ print exhibition with over 100 photographers supplying image files from all over the world. Qimage allowed me to give a consistent high quality across the board. :2thumbs:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I am a long term qimage user - one of my favourite bits of software - regular free upgrades and acees to the programmer at Steves. Not sure how many people are aware of this.
     
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  4. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks for the link Bill, I'll add that to my bookmarks. :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  5. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    I used to use Qimage until I moved to the mac and alas it only runs on PC or Linux!!