Just joined this forum, with loads of useful information!
I’m trying to print a CD (direct to CD) for the first time using my Canon Pixma ip4500. I haven’t got the point of test-printing, adjusting fine settings in the Print dialog as advised elsewhere yet.
I’m still trying to get the CDLabelPrint software to pull in my CD image without mucking about with it.
I do all my image designing in GIMP (a freeware Photoshop-like tool). Flatten out all the layers, and then either select All, copy, or save as JPG so I can pick it up in CDLabelPrint.
So, to be clear, what I’ve tried is these three things:
- Select All, Copy in GIMP, then Paste in CDLabelPrint
- Save in GIMP (as JPG), then in CDLabelPrint:
a) Get the jpg through Image menu/Image File
b) Get the jpg through Image menu/Background
I created this image to be exactly the right dimensions, with 3mm bleed on the edges. But it doesn’t matter if the image is 116mmx116mm, or if I scale it much larger and try again- the "Â£$(*&Â£! CDLabelprint always scales it down so that it’s just slightly smaller than the CD space!!!
I think the problem is this retarded “size” setting in the Image dialog, which only allows 100x100, 150x150 etc (screenshot attached). And there’s no Scale Selection of course - I wouldn’t expect that in what isn’t a full-scale image-editing program. But why can’t I just import an image, as it is, without CDLabelprint messing with it - just discarding what’s outside the 116x116 mm, if necessary?
thanks for any help!