Like many who have been stuck at home, we’ve decided to upgrade the house. We organized two storage areas and donated or threw away the old stuff. I found this unused frame, which gave me an excuse to fire up the printer. The resulting art-piece would be perfect for the revamped panty, matching the new wood-trimmed shelving. Except, getting the printer to work was more challenging than expected.
I’ve had my Canon Pro 100 printer for years, but it’s been about 2 years since I last printed. Turning it on, it greeted me with amber warning lights — a quick power reset fixed that problem. However, the larger issue was the software. I have an ancient copy of Lightroom 3 to just run the Canon plugin to do the printing. Somewhere along the way, a software upgrade or two broke the plugin, resulting in a cryptic computer message. One that I couldn’t figure out.
I wasn’t relishing buying a new copy of Lightroom or joining Adobe’s Creative Cloud service, just to print. On a lark, I figured out how to print directly from Capture One. I’m not using Canon’s plugin, and I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I was thrilled with the resulting output. I was even able to use the correct color profile for Hahnemuhle’s Photo Rag Baryta. A most excellent fine art paper.
Remarkably, the Canon printer itself worked flawlessly. No clogs or printing problems even after being dormant for 2 years. Something, I’m sure, the Epsons are not capable of. More importantly, I have a physical, tangible, framed print of one of my favorite places. This is a sunset hula show at Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. I took the picture four years ago with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
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