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Chiizu Photo Printer Manual

 

Chiizu Photo Printer makes it easy to print photos that are placed in folders (called Hot Folders) using any Windows printer.  Simply copy or move the JPG or BMP file into the Hot Folder and moments later it will be sent to the printer with the correct rotation, scaling and settings to print to your required paper size.

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Photo Printer is designed to send files from any HotFolder to a designated Windows printer – to be printed to the designated print size for that hot folder. You can have multiple printers for each hot folder and providing the printer supports different print sizes you can allocate that printer to different Hotfolders – each for a different print size. The images are placed into the Hot Folder by the user or output by external software, where they are automatically sent to the designated printer to be printed into the designated size.  Each Printer’s Print size can be designated a specific print quantity and cropping option to fit the image to the print.

 

HotFolders

You can define as many different Print types as required and create print packages or printer load management to meet your needs. Any .jpg file placed in a HotFolder will automatically be sent to the printer to be printed to the defined size.

 

By adding more than one printer (capable of printing the print size for that  hot folder) you get the choice of either printing to all printers defined or rotating through the printers for each image being printed. This is convenient for application with high print output needing printer load sharing. 

 

Print Queuing

The Print Queue can be paused and entries deleted easily. As all print output is sent to standard windows drivers, it is also possible to view and manage the jobs via the Microsoft Windows print queue.

 

Printers Supported

Chiizu Photo Printer supports all windows printers both local to the machine running the software as well as shared on the network offering the greatest flexibility in print output and event site configurations.

 

You can enable and disable printers as required when loading paper, ink, etc.

 

Image Manipulation

Each printer/size entry has the option of being automatically rotated to best fit the print size as well as the choice of Fit (possible for 2 white borders), Crop (possible for 2 edges to get trimmed) or Stretch (image aspect ratio changed to fit paper) for image/paper aspect ratio management. The image will be printed to maximize paper usage based on the selection made in the printer/size setup.

 

Trial Mode

The trial mode version of the application prints a Chiizu watermark on each print. To purchase Chiizu Photo Printer, and allow operation without this watermark, see the help section on Registration.