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    Question Lightscribe not printing pictures

    Went and got a ASUS Lightscribe DVD-RW SATA drive and when i go to burn a light scribe label on the disk's it will print the text fine but if i wish to add an image to the label it wont print the picture.. i have got the lightscribe software installed and am using Nero Label making software

    Does anyone know how i can get the lightscribe to print images would be great

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    Hmmm,

    What sort of image files are they, and are the images themselves back & white or greyscale?

    EDIT:

    1. You will probably have to convert your image to B&W/Greyscale first.
    2. Select full disk and import your picture/crop it.
    3. If you are using "Nero Essentials" replace it with something decent
    Last edited by nihil; October 27th, 2007 at 01:43 AM.
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    They are just pictures from a digital cam, they are in color


    And yes im using "Nero Essentials" as it came with the burner

    what is a good program to use for making lightscribe labels

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    Well,

    If I was going to do a lot of it I would use Nero 8 full version (you can get a trial).

    However that isn't your current problem.

    1. Select a picture in .jpg format and copy it.
    2. Convert it to grayscale and adjust contrast etc.
    3. Move it to your image project
    4. Crop it to size
    5. Add whatever

    You may notice that if you use a regular B&W printer to print colour images, they often don't come out very well? I don't think your software is even that sophisticated, so you need to go through a separate monochrome conversion and enhancement process/step

    In any event I believe that we need to confirm or rule out that angle?

    I don't know what you use for imaging manipulation and conversion, but if you are having problems try this (free) application:

    http://www.irfanview.com/
    Last edited by nihil; October 27th, 2007 at 10:21 AM.
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    Pay attention to detail....super moderator. WTF, you talking about.

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    Pay attention to detail....super moderator. WTF, you talking about.
    Pardon?

    My comments are pure K.I.S.S.

    1. If your image generator (camera/scanner) does not use a conventional format or file header (including the file extension) , then your software won't recognise it.

    2. If your label creation software application does not automagically convert colour to grayscale, then the burner software won't handle it.

    Following my recommendations will at least eliminate these fundamental issues
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    talking about lasers....as in not in printers. Stay in the United Kingdoom

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    Hmmmm, why do I smell a sleeping Troll here?

    talking about lasers....as in not in printers. Stay in the United Kingdoom
    Actually the thread is about producing a label on a CD/DVD. The actual technology may be laser burning, but it still depends on the SOFTWARE to work. That means that the fundamental issue is as I have described.

    Also, there are such things as "laser printers"............. we actually have those in the United Kingdom.

    EDIT: What I am saying is I think that this is more likely to be a software issue than a hardware one, given that it burns the text OK, so we might assume that it is burning properly.
    Last edited by nihil; October 28th, 2007 at 01:39 PM.
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