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Bug#335789: cupsys-driver-gutenprint: photo output of Epson Stylus Photo R200 is dark and green tinted

Package: cupsys-driver-gutenprint
Version: 4.3.99+cvs20050901-1
Severity: normal

In the "Epson Stylus Photo R200" the gutenprint default settings do not
produce high quality colours, in photos, especially when compared to the
Windows OEM driver. I'm happy to supply any further information or do
any tests that are needed.

I am using the following:

Printer: Epson Stylus Photo R200
Paper: Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper (4x6in)

Print setings:

Print Quality: Photo
Media Type: Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Borderless: On
Page Size: 4x6
Color Adjust: Image Type: Photograph

The output from the printer on these settings is dark and green tinted.
I've discovered that setting the "image type" to "manual control" and
increasing the gamma and magenta produces better results. The best
results I've seen from gutenprint were with values (supplied by Matthias
on linuxprinting.org- he sees similar results with this printer) of 1.4
for the Gamma value and 1.16 for Magenta.

Even with these settings the colours in the photos are washed out and
garish. I have tried to research colour tuning on the net, and have
looked for help on the linuxprinting.org forums but with no results so
far. All help or advice on tuning the colours would be much appreciated!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (400, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-386
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages cupsys-driver-gutenprint depends on:
ii  cupsys              1.1.23-10            Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libc6               2.3.5-6              GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcupsimage2       1.1.23-10            Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libcupsys2          1.1.23-10            Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libgutenprint2      4.3.99+cvs20050901-1 runtime for the Gutenprint printer
ii  libjpeg62           6b-10                The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpng12-0          1.2.8rel-1           PNG library - runtime
ii  libtiff4            3.7.2-3              Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  perl                5.8.4-8              Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g              1:1.2.2-4.sarge.2    compression library - runtime

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