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Printing photographs is an art and you can excel in it if you take care of various important factors which are helpful to print quality photographs. If you’ve tried your hand at printing photos or documents, but the result is not satisfactory, it’s for sure that you’re making certain mistakes. These mistakes can be corrected easily. Today’s printers are based on advanced technologies and loaded with a number of features which can print quality doc with little efforts or no work on your part. However, it helps if you put a few efforts for the absolute best. Here are some of the most important printing tips and tricks discussed which you need to know to get the best quality output.

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Before heading towards the tips and tricks of quality printing, it’s necessary to know something about your printing machine and what do you expect from it, which will also be worth thinking about if you’re about to buy your next printer. The first factor which you should consider is the printer’s technology, whether it’s an inkjet and thermal dye or Laser technology. Although laser technology is getting better at printing photos, but inkjets score more on quality throughput, and today there are only a few color lasers which come close to true photo quality. Soon inkjet and thermal dye printers may include ZINK technology, which will be suitable to print high-quality photos.

Here are some important points which you need to consider if you want to print good quality photos:

  1. Select between direct printing options

If your combination of camera and printer gives you an alternate between printing directly from the memory and from the camera, which includes cards and USB keys for this purpose, be sure to experiment with both. Because these two options may yield significantly different results in the output quality for the same file. You can see a noticeable difference in colors. These two choices of printing photos are worth to invest a little effort and time to check out how great the differences are and which one is better for you.

  1. Know your printer’s auto fix feature

Some standard inkjets, and modern dedicated photo printers, include some variation of an automatic fix feature. This feature helps to analyze the picture and adjust its various setting like contrast, brightness, gamma, etc. at once. These automatic fix features improve the final output, but you need to invest a little time and effort because in some cases they do more harm than good if you’re not an expert.

  1. Preview photos before printing them directly

A printer which allows you to print directly from memory cards may limit you to preview photos by looking at the images on a built in the preview screen. There are different advantages of these two functions which you may want to use at the point of need. Using the preview screen is faster, as you don’t need to print twice, once for the index sheet and then for the final print. It also saves printing costs because to print the index sheet, you don’t have to pay for ink or paper.

Whereas on the other hand, if you’ve captured multiple similar photos with minor variations in settings, an index sheet is the preferred and reliable approach to decide which version is suitable to print at full size. The printed thumbnails will be able to provide a better sense than the image on the preview screen of how well details based on relatively small differences in shading will show and how colors will print in the final photo.

  1. Try hands on your printer’s editing features

Often printers with preview screens allow the users to edit photos before printing. The editing choices may be limited to a few basics like cropping and red-eye removal or they may include features to add graphics and frames that are stored in the printer, adjust brightness and contrast, and more. Often these features are easy to use as they are designed to be self-explanatory and if your printing machine has any editing features, they are worth exploring.

  1. Don’t fix photos before verifying their real look

Keep in mind that there will be a difference in the colors and shading what you see on your computer display or the printer’s preview screen. They will almost never be an exact or close match to the printed version. So if you want to print best possible photos with minimum efforts, it’s a good idea to do edit them first like do any cropping first then print the photo. If the printer or the printing application has an automatic fix option, try to print the photo both with and without the fix feature to compare the difference before making any manual changes.

Taylor Olivia author of this article has written several dozen articles on computer repair, networking, android applications, and much more.  In this article she discussed about best tips to print great photos and she also discuss about virus removal and data recovery tips and tricks.