> When I dumped it, it was a mess. Maybe it still is.
> I haven't needed to print an image in a very long time, and all my image manipulation
> has been done in paint.net.
> Printer's test image page: fine.
> Paint.net's printing of an image created entirely in-app: faded, desaturated, no
> black, whatever it is that's wrong, it sucks.
> I looked for a solution on the internet, and found replies several years old, saying
> things like "check your ink levels," "clean your print heads," "make the image
> darker," or "the file might not be in a format compatible with paint.net."
> Same image printed by IrfanView, because it was handy: perfect.
> Since PhotoShop Express from the Windows store is just a cropping tool with filters,
> going to GIMP2. Ah, new version just a this past week.
GIMP 2.6 was nice but not for everyone, I guess. 2.8, which is already rather old, is very good IMHO. Look for GMIC, and "GIMP extensions", and you'll have a very powerful graphics package.
The only 'but' I have for now is the different function exports for plugins they have between 32 and 64 bit versions, so some plugins don't load and show an error at launch time, I just delete them from the plugins folder.
I've been using GIMP for many years and really I don't like Photoshop at all compared to GIMP.
Wound up, can't sleep, can't do anything right, little honey / Oh, since I set my eyes on you. / I tell you the truth.
I can't get it right / Get it right / Since I met you...