Epson Stylus Photo 960

Epson includes a Photoshop import filter and a standalone application program to allow for PRINT Image Matching (PIM) compatibility with images made with PIM compliant digital cameras.

This is the Photoshop PRINT Image Matching file import filter. You enable it from Photoshop's FILE menu:   This import filter will only display JPEG files that have valid PIM, PIM II or Exif Print info embedded in the image header. You can select one file for import or check the "Import consecutively" option to select more than one image file.

Photoshop does not retain the PIM information separately in the JPEG's header file when you import your PIM image. Instead it converts that information in the file and embeds a color space called EPSON RGB 2001. This profile supports all the PIM color advantages and enhancements. The PIM plug-in works with Photoshop 7.0, 6.0 and Photoshop Elements 2.0, 1.0. It requires the ICC profiles for the Stylus 960 that are installed with the plug-in (Windows) or the printer driver (Macintosh).

Epson also includes their Film Factory program on the CD. This is an easy to use viewing and printing utility that lets you organize your images the same as if they were rolls of film. It has printing options to easily make standard prints, index prints, duplicates, album pages, sticker prints and combo prints. The preview window shows you thumbnails of all of your images and if they are PIM-compliant there is a little PIM icon in the upper right corner across from the file number.

Epson Print CD software lets you design your own custom CD or DVD labels and then print it on most inkjet printable CD/DVD media. Epson Print CD makes it easy to add graphics, photos and custom text effects and then position it anywhere on the disc using a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor interface.