[Printing-architecture] [Printing-summit] Preview for CPD

Petrie, Glen glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com
Thu Apr 16 10:23:55 PDT 2009


Good idea but I still believe it should be the User's choice

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael R Sweet [mailto:msweet at apple.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:20 AM
> To: Petrie, Glen
> Cc: Till Kamppeter; peter sikking; printing-architecture at lists.linux-
> foundation.org; printing-summit at lists.linux-foundation.org
> Subject: Re: [Printing-summit] Preview for CPD
> 
> Petrie, Glen wrote:
> >
> >
> > Peter, Till,
> >
> >
> >
> > I believe my understanding from the print-summit was that the new
CPD
> > would "always" preview the actual print content, which was based on
> > Peter's usability test results.  The concern I have is that the
> > potential processing in creating the preview would include the
entire
> > print chain; even though the image is at a very low resolution.
This
> > level of processing has a potential large time delay.   If the
End-User
> > starts making print option changes that affect the preview; the
preview
> > image will have to be re-rendered, which may take too much time.
> >
> >
> >
> > I would like to suggest that the CPD add and use, as the default, an
> > internal default image that illustrates the print intent and print
> > options but not the actual print content.  This would reduce
potential
> > heavy processing for the actual print content preview.  However, the
> > user should be able to enable display of the actual print content
and
> > willing to accept the potential time delay in creating the actual
print
> > content.
> 
> *Or* you could display the default image while generating the actual
> preview image (with some sort of animated progress indicator/spinner)
> so that you get the best of both worlds.
> 
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer


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