ECMS - Configuring the ImageNow Printer

After installing the Perceptive Content desktop client for imaging, the ImageNow Printer should be configured to ensure that it can print in color and so that thumbnails are generated for image files. In order to configure the ImageNow Printer, you need to make changes to the inowprint.ini file with a text editor program such as Textpad or Notepad++.

Use the following steps to configure a color ImageNow Printer without adding an additional printer:

  1. Go to the [drive]:\<Program Files> or <Program Files (x86)>\ImageNow\etc folder, and then open the inowprint.ini file in a text editor.
    Note: If the inowprint.ini file does not exist, it is likely that the ImageNow printer was not installed during the Perceptive Content installation, or the installation was not performed as an administrator.

  2. Adjust the following settings as follows:

    Color reduction = color
    BW compression = Group4
    Color compression = Medium quality JPEG
    Indexed compression = Packbits
    Grayscale compression = Medium quality JPEG

Note: TIFF files with LZW compression cannot be annotated in the Perceptive Content client. Color compression and Grayscale should be set to Medium quality JPEG instead of LZW to allow for annotations.

Why are these changes necessary?

Updating the Indexed compression setting allows thumbnails to be created properly when printing certain file types (e.g. JPEGS). Updating the Color reduction setting allows for color printing.

Keywords:imagenow printer install color jpeg thumbnails blank ecms perceptive content desktop client dithering method, compression,   Doc ID:65625
Owner:Will C.Group:ECMS
Created:2016-08-01 14:15 CDTUpdated:2017-09-12 11:35 CDT
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