I have many book illustrations, which I have created (at 600dpi) in my grahics package (Micrografx Picture Publisher 10 Pro). These used to print perfectly. Now, they come out--especially evident in the text--all pixelated, as if something was reducing the image from 600dpi to about 20.
I've gone through all my printer's settings and can't find anything amiss.
I've installed CutePDF (and some other thing that insisted upon being installed with it) as you recommended. I opened an image in Picture Publisher and clicked Print--then chose CutePDF under the printer options.
I've done this several times--but nothing happened. The printer is on.
Sorry, Pesala, you seem to have missed the part where I said "the output is just the same".
I regret I was not more clear, but the PDF image is as poor as the JPG one.
Yes, I'm serious. (Of course, I really don't know what a 20dpi image looks like, having never printed one--but you get the idea.
Let me put it this way. You now what the "DOS" screen looks like when you start up your computer? Now imagine a photocopy of that--and one of that, and one of that, and one of that...for about fourteen times", where the quality deteriourates each time.
That's what my copy looks like.Some of the smaller print (not THAT small!) can't even be read.
I would repeat too, that the images print perfectly well on another printer (a different make).
I can't see a thing wrong in the printer's settings (and can't think of a setting that would do this, anyway).