When you go to print are you accessing the printer settings [or is it preferences?] and choosing the appropriate high quality?
How big is your image [in pixels]?
How big do you want to print [in inches]?
I am printing a group of photos. When I print, I select
"hp officejet g series", then I set the papert to
photo/glossy->hp premium plus photo paper, glossy
(this automatically sets the print Quality to Best).
I then choose Wallet prints. The print comes out quickly,
which leads me to believe a low-resolution image is being sent.
Contrast this with the MS "Photo Printing Wizard". I group
select pics, select "open with Windows and Fax viewer", then
select print and up pops the wizard. I set the printer as above (all the same choices). For print size, I select "Wallet Pictures".
The prints come out quite slowly (an indication of high-resolution?).
As an aside, Adobe album does a much better job of fixing contrast,
etc. I just cannot get photo realistic print output.
I am worried about your sequence of statements. You say you select the paper quality etc. then choose wallet prints. This seems back to front to me. I would choose what kind of printing format I want and get all that sorted, then click "print" or "continue" or whatever it is. Then I'd have a standard Windows Print dialog, from where I'd check/set the printer settings.
Collin - Sorry if the wording was confusing.
I just re-tried, first selecting "2.1 x 2.8" (called wallet in MS printing), then set printing preferences (paper type, best, etc.)
The print dialog is identical in both apps. Adobe Album is consitently low-resolution, with banded stripes...
(as opposed to the output from MS Photo Print Wizard).
I have the Full version of PSA 2.0 and I have never faced this problem with it. I guess it is indeed fixed in PSA 2.0.
Has there been any resolution of this issue? I have experienced the EXACT same thing with an HP 5150 printer. Printing with PSA SE 2.0 consistently gives inferior quality prints with jpgs that otherwise print fine from the Win XP photo printing wizard. Resolving this is a pre-requisite to upgrading from Starter Edition to the full version, because the end user is a senior citizen who doesn't want to learn a new interface just for printing.
One acceptable answer is "this is fixed in Photoshop Album 2.0, but not in Starter Edition".
I look forward to your response.
BTW, what kind of printer do you use?
I just found the following article that refers to a known issue with PSA 2.0. I would guess that it also pertains to PSA SE 2.0 (I haven't tried it yet). Evidently, the default Windows Printing Preferences are always used when printing, so that any changes made to resolution/setup in the PSA print dialog are ignored.
This is very odd. I have always got very good results printing from PSA and this problem was certainly not evident ...
I tried printing colored photos using Adobe Photoshop Album Starter 3.0 and the coloring was washed out. I immediately printed the photos using other software and the photos were perfect.
I had previously used Photoshop Elements 2.0 without problems.
On the print screen of Adobe Photoshop Album Starter there are options for printing out photos. For instance 4x6, or Fit to page, or Crop to Match print proportions. I am printing to Glossy borderless HP paper and no matter what settings I use I get a white border down both short sides of the print paper. (I don't want any white on the page!)Can anyone help me with this problem?
This is really a new topic.
How big [in pixels] are your images?