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#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:58:34 PM(UTC)

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How can I reduce the amount of data sent to the printer? I have images that are scanned at 600dpi but they are saved in Tiff files and may be one or two MB on disk. When I send the documents to be printed to the printer, it some times go for up to 90mb for one page.

I used printDocument.PrintOptions.InterpolationMode = InterpolationMode.LowQuality to make the size smaller.
Now it is sending about 4mb per page to the printer.

I changed the printer's resolution to the lowest setting but my printer has got only 2 settings 600dpi and 400dpi

It is still alot of data to be sent when you are printing a multipage tiff file of around 66 pages (comes to around 265mb).
Can I make this smaller or is 4mb the best I can do?

I'm working on a crappy network with a lot of traffic so I'd like to reduce the data sent to printer as much as I can.

#2 Posted : Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:00:41 PM(UTC)

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Property PrintOptions.InterpolationMode hasn't influence on memory usage - it changes time needed to prepare images for printing (and quality).

So if you have placeholder 8x8 inches (resolution is 600 DPI) and you place image to this placeholder, real image size will be 4800x4800 pixels, it will require 69mB of memory. The only way to decrease amount of memory is to reduce resolution of printer.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:03:29 AM(UTC)

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Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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