[MFD] Question on Resolution Versus Qaulity

[MFD] Question on Resolution Versus Qaulity

[MFD] Question on Resolution Versus Qaulity

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Wed Feb 1 23:20:10 UTC 2012


Glen,

Conceptually there is no reason a printer could not support a draft mode for multiple resolutions (and this is in fact the case in CUPS/Mac OS X), so preventing both from being specified will do a disservice to the user and printer/driver.

Quality != Resolution.  They may be related, and there may in fact be constraints that cause a particular combination to conflict, but they are not mutually exclusive and express separate intent.  The IPP/2.0 recommendation to prefer Quality over Resolution when there is a conflict is a pragmatic approach to automatic conflict resolution.



On Feb 1, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Petrie, Glen wrote:

> Mike, Pete, (All)
>  
> So, should the PJT not specify both but rather specify one or the other?  I know that for the PJT, that “quality” is required while “resolution” is optional.   So if “quality” is required and always wins; what is the value or need for “resolution”?   The spec’s do not have a value of “unknown” or “other” for “quality”; so, the Print Service will not ever use the “resolution” information and, in fact, the “resolution” data simply adds confusion.  
>  
> However, if “quality” and “resolution” were made either-or-but-not-both, then a client could specify either without a “winner”.   The other option is add the values “unknown” or “other” to “quality” which directs the Print Service to use “resolution”.
>  
> Glen
>  
>  
> From: Michael Sweet [mailto:msweet at apple.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:52 PM
> To: Petrie, Glen
> Cc: mfd at pwg.org
> Subject: Re: [MFD] Question on Resolution Versus Qaulity
>  
> Glen,
>  
> This is covered in IPP/2.0; basically if there is a conflict between resolution and quality, quality wins.
>  
> As far as PWG Raster goes, that is a separate capability (PwgRasterDocumentResolutionSupported) that expresses the capabilities of the input side of the printer's imaging engine, while Resolution expresses the capabilities of the output side of the printer's imaging engine.
>  
> (i.e. a printer might only accept 360dpi raster data but print it at 2880dpi...)
>  
>  
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 8:52 AM, Petrie, Glen wrote:
> 
> 
> Pete (All),
>  
> I remember a discussion about resolution versus quality (I think the PWG raster discussions).   I thought that is quality and resolution did not agree (as interpreted by the print service capability/definition) then quality was to be used.   In the PJT should resolution and quality be denoted as either but not both?  Or at least should a note be added?
>  
> Glen
>  
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