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Printing JPEG directly from Jitter_Avoid Dialog box

Feb 24 2011 | 1:17 am

I am trying to do 2 things:

1.) avoid the dialog box prompted with the "exportimage" message to jit.qt.grab. I would just like the image to save to a folder on its own.

2.) print the saved image to my inkjet.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


Feb 24 2011 | 6:17 am

You can specify a filepath and name after the word "exportimage" in the message box. If you don’t, jit.qt.grab has to open a dialog box to know where and with what name to save the image.

If your filenames are variable, feed the names to a $1 in place of the filename in the exportimage message.

I don’t know about sending images to a printer, but knowing Max, there’s a way. However, I’d be careful about teaching Max to print automatically while nobody’s around. Seriously, printer jams in the middle of the night can be a messy job for the first person in the office in the morning.

Feb 24 2011 | 5:03 pm

Thanks spokeNine and good call on the printer jam.

Feb 24 2011 | 6:06 pm

if you are on a mac, you can use the shell or externals and print with the "lp" terminal utility.

Feb 24 2011 | 8:20 pm

Exactly Robert. I found that same link in my search only a couple hours ago. I haven’t been able to direct the "exportimage jpeg" to a file path. Any advice?


Mar 01 2011 | 6:29 pm

I have both shell and externals but I cannot figure out the command lines for printing an image from the desktop. I tried lp "my/file/path/*.jpg" but no luck. thanks in advance


Mar 02 2011 | 6:59 pm

the following worked for me. obviously you have to change the path and printer name:

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Mar 02 2011 | 11:53 pm

thanks very much. Worked like a charm!


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