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Photographic image print system, photographic image printer, and computer-readable recording medium having photographic image print program stored thereon

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02

Masaru Hoshino, Isao Edatsune

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A photographic image print system and printer enable printing of pictures through simple operation. An automatic setting screen provides choices of voice guide, sources for data, whether to perform index printing, photo selection methods, print sizes, and whether to acknowledge a print. User choices may also be omitted. When a memory card is used as the data source, index printing is omitted, single prints of all pictures are printed in one size, and processing is executed in response of clicking only the “DEFAULT BUTTON” on the start screen and inserting the memory card, whereby all pictures stored in the memory card are printed. Alternatively, when index printing is selected and the default number of prints of all the photo selection methods is 0, processing is effected in response to clicking only the “DEFAULT BUTTON” on the start screen and inserting the memory card.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a flowchart showing procedures for printing pictures according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a block diagram schematically showing a photographic image print system according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 3 shows screens to be displayed on a monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 4 shows screens to be displayed on the monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 5 shows screens to be displayed on the monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 6 shows screens to be displayed on the monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 7 shows screens to be displayed on the monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 8 shows screens to be displayed on the monitor according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 9 shows descriptive views for describing trimming of an image;

FIG. 10 is a descriptive view for describing the positions of clip guides according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 11 shows a system setting screen according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 12 shows a system setting screen according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 13 is a block diagram schematically showing a photographic image print system according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 14 is a diagrammatic representation for describing the operation of a print section according to the second embodiment;

FIG. 15 is a diagrammatic representation for describing the positional relationship between an ink squirt region and roll paper according to the second embodiment; and

FIG. 16 is a flowchart showing procedures for performing printing operation according to the second embodiment.

Claims

1. A photographic image print system comprising:

2. A photographic image print system according to claim 1, further comprising means for setting beforehand data to be selected on a plurality of processing selection screens.

3. A photographic image print system according to claim 1, wherein the processing selection screen provides at least choices of pictures to be printed, choices about the number of prints to be produced, and choices about the size of prints to be produced.

4. A photographic image print system according to claim 2, wherein the processing selection screen provides at least choices of pictures to be printed, choices about the number of prints to be produced, and choices about the size of prints to be produced.

5. A photographic image printer comprising:

6. A photographic image printer according to claim 5, wherein the predetermined input means directs printing of all pictures stored in the storage medium.

7. A photographic image printer according to claim 5, wherein the predetermined input means directs printing of index images corresponding to the pictures stored in the storage medium.

8. A photographic image printer according to claim 6, wherein the predetermined input means directs printing of index images corresponding to the pictures stored in the storage medium.

9. A photographic image print system comprising:

10. A photographic image print system according to claim 9, wherein data to be selected on at least one of the plurality of processing selection screens is preset.

11. A photographic image print system according to claim 10, wherein at least one processing selection screen provides at least choices of pictures to be printed, choices about the number of prints to be produced, and choices about the size of prints to be produced.

12. A photographic image print system according to claim 9, wherein at least one of the processing selection screens provides at least choices of pictures to be printed, choices about a number of prints to be produced, and choices about a size of prints to be produced.