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20130044335PRINT CONTROL METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A print control method for an information processing apparatus connected to an image forming apparatus via a network, includes acquiring print data and print settings corresponding to the print data from one or more applications; determining whether a process related to a scaling process is included in the print settings; comparing, when determining that the process related to a scaling process is included in the print settings, a processing capacity of the image forming apparatus with a processing capacity of the information processing apparatus; and determining whether the process related to the scaling process is to be performed by the image forming apparatus or by the information processing apparatus based on the comparison result.02-21-2013
20110181894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT RENDERING OF A DOCUMENT TO AN ELECTRONIC BOOK DEVICE IN DEVICE-SUPPORTED FORMAT - A multifunction device includes a controller that is configured to process data from a processor capable of executing a printing utility. The controller renders the data into a format readable by an electronic book device having a processor.07-28-2011
20110194124DATA FORMATS TO SUPPORT DRIVERLESS PRINTING - The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that facilitates driverless printing. More specifically, the disclosed embodiments relate to a computer-readable storage medium which stores a data structure that facilitates driverless printing, wherein the data structure specifies the following capabilities which are supported by a printer: resolutions; color spaces; bit depths; input slots; face-up/face-down input orientation; output bins; face-up/face-down output orientation; duplex printing support; media types; copy support; supported finishings; and print quality. Note that this data structure enables a client to generate printer data for the printer without the need for the client to maintain printer-specific software or printer-specific configuration information for the printer.08-11-2011
20110194123PRINTER THAT SUPPORTS DRIVERLESS PRINTING - The disclosed embodiments provide a printer that facilitates driverless printing. This printer includes a discovery component which is configured to communicate with a client to facilitate selection of the printer by the client. This discovery component is also configured to provide capability information for the printer to the client. The printer also includes a transport component which is configured to receive printer data from the client, and a page-description-language component which is configured to print the printer data received from the client. Note that the capability information provided to the client enables the client to generate the printer data for the selected printer without the need for the client to maintain printer-specific software or printer-specific configuration information for the selected printer.08-11-2011
20130077103COLOR CORRECTION PRINT APPARATUS AND PRINT CONTROL METHOD - A color correction print apparatus includes a print head and a print data correction unit. The print head prints an image on a printing surface. The print data correction unit corrects, on the basis of a first density value of a constituent color included in the image and a second density value of the constituent color of the printing surface, the first density value.03-28-2013
20130077102IMAGE DATA CONVERSION UNIT - An image data conversion unit includes a halftone processor to generate drop data relating to the number of ink liquid drops from information about the density of each pixel in image data, a data replacer to divide image data into predetermined sized unit areas, calculate a pixel pattern in which the same gradation pixels appear continuously for each unit area in accordance with the density in each unit area, and replace the pixels included in each unit area with a pixel pattern calculated for the unit area, and a mode switcher to select one of standard mode in which drop data is generated by inputting image data to the halftone processor and first data compression mode in which after image data is input to the data replacer and compressed, drop data is generated in the halftone processor and switch the image data processing orders in accordance with the selected mode.03-28-2013
20120176630IMAGE PROCESSOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Provided is an image processor obtaining image data divided in packing units, comprising: a parallel processing unit performing an image conversion processing in parallel on the pixel data arranged in a sub scan direction in the packing unit, based on the obtained pixel data and the intermediate value for the pixel data, to calculate an output value after the conversion of the pixel data and an index value; an intermediate value calculating unit calculating an intermediate value based on the respective index values calculated by the parallel processing units regarding pixels within a predetermined relative position range; and a first retention unit for delaying the start of the image conversion processing to one pixel data for a delay period set to be equal to or longer than a period required for obtaining the one pixel data and calculating the intermediate value for the one pixel data.07-12-2012
20100073694IMAGE SCANNER CONFIGURED TO DETECT SIZE OF ORIGINAL - An image scanner has a scanning unit which captures an image of an original placed on a platen, a scanning unit moving mechanism which moves the scanning unit in an auxiliary scanning direction, and an image processing unit which processes the image of the original scanned by the scanning unit. The image processing unit includes a sheet size candidate determining unit which determines sheet size candidates based on a width of the original, and a scan/non-scan section determining unit which determines a non-scan section and a scan section based on the sheet size candidate. The scanning unit moving mechanism moves the scanning unit at a first speed in the scan section and at a second speed which is faster than the first speed, and the scanning unit scans the image of the original in the scan section and does not scan the image in the non-scan section.03-25-2010
20100073693METHOD OF CONTROLLING SCALED-DOWN PRINTING FOR HOST DEVICE AND THE HOSE DEVICE USING THE METHOD - A method of controlling scaled-down (size-reduced) printing for a host device and the host device using the method, the method including inputting a scaling-down mode for the print document through a user interface (UI) of the host device; inputting a scaling-down rate fine adjustment for the scaling-down mode to generate a new scaling-down rate; and applying the new scaling-down rate to the print document. Thus, a user is provided with the convenience of obtaining a scaled-down print result that is not distorted.03-25-2010
20100110452IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING PROGRAM THEREFOR - An image processing device has a first print data receiving unit that receives first print data containing at least one image formation command, and a judging unit that judges whether each image formation command included in the first print data is a pixel number dependent command. An image processing device is configured such that a print image formation unit forms the print image on the printer-equivalent image formation area with increasing the number of pixels of the print image in accordance with the resolutions of the display-equivalent image formation area and the printer-equivalent image formation area if a judging unit judges that the image formation command is the pixel number dependent command, and the print image formation unit forms the print image on the printer-equivalent image formation area without modifying the print image if the judging unit judges that the image formation command is not the pixel number dependent command.05-06-2010
20130083333REDUCTION OF PATTERN GLARE - A custom color profile is generated for a user in response to user input. A print-on-demand (POD) order for published content is received from the user. The POD order is fulfilled in view of the custom color profile for the user.04-04-2013
20130027717PRINTING DEVICE - A printing device includes an acquiring section, a determining section, a selecting section, and a printing section. The acquiring section is configured to access, based on reference information, a reference location on a network and to acquire print data from the reference location. The determining section is configured to determine whether the print data are constituted by a plurality of frames. The selecting section is configured to select at least one of the plurality of frames as a print target based on a user instruction when the determining section determines that the print data are constituted by the plurality of frames, and to select a single frame as the print target when the determining section determines that the print data are constituted by the single frame. The printing section is configured to print the print target selected by the selecting section.01-31-2013
20100157321METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20130083334PRINT DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, A PRINT DATA PROCESSING METHOD, A PRINTING SYSTEM AND PROGRAM, A PAGE DATA CREATING APPARATUS, AND A RASTERIZATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A print data processing apparatus 04-04-2013
20130070261PRINTING APPARATUS FOR PRINTING ON PRINT RECEIVING TAPE, PRINTING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A printing apparatus comprises a image data generating device configured to generate image data based on a touch detection signal supplied from a written character inputting area of a touch panel inputting device, a blank space detecting device configured to detect and identify line data and upper and lower blank spaces based on the image data, a printing data generating device configured to generate printing data by executing a size conversion of the line data so as to match the line data to a tape width, and a printing processing device configured to execute a printing process based on the printing data, whereby even when a narrow print receiving tape is set in the apparatus and the user hand writing inputs data in a narrow space within the character inputting area, a highly visible printing is made on the print receiving tape.03-21-2013
20130070260IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes an anti-aliasing processing unit configured to perform an anti-aliasing process on gloss-control plane image data that specifies a type of a surface effect applied to a recording medium and a drawing area to which the surface effect is to be applied to the recording medium and on color plane image data indicative of a drawing area of a color image. The anti-aliasing processing unit corrects a pixel value of each pixel in the color plane image data to a value obtained by multiplying the pixel value by a first area ratio of a drawing area of the color plane image data before rasterization in each pixel, and corrects a pixel value of each pixel in the gloss-control plane image data to a value obtained by multiplying the pixel value by an area ratio of 100 percent.03-21-2013
20130070259IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Provided is an image processing apparatus including a generation unit that generates an image with a resolution output to a first output device, a first correction unit that performs a spatial frequency correction for an output from the first output device on the image generated by the generation unit, a resolution conversion unit that converts a resolution of the image generated by the generation unit into a resolution of a second output device, and a second correction unit that performs a spatial frequency correction on an image converted by the resolution conversion unit so that a result of the spatial frequency correction performed in the first correction unit is visually obtained when an output from the second output device is performed.03-21-2013
20130050716PRINTING CONTROL DEVICE AND PRINTING CONTROL METHOD - A printing control device which includes a printing density determination unit which obtains attribute information of an object included in input document data, and determines a printing density for printing the object according to the line width of an image of the object for which attribute information is a line drawing attribute.02-28-2013
20130050715IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus, including: a reading portion configured to read an original to generate original image data; a code detecting portion configured to detect a code indicating image density reduction information from the original image data; a reconstruction processing portion configured to generate output image data from the original image data by using density input-output characteristics corresponding to the image density reduction information; a filter portion configured to perform unsharpness processing on the output image data by using a degree corresponding to the image density reduction information; and an image forming portion configured to form an image based on the output image data subjected to the unsharpness processing.02-28-2013
20130088727POSITIONAL DATA ERROR CORRECTION - Systems, apparatuses, and methods for correcting systematic errors in positional data of electronic devices configured to navigate across a surface. An apparatus configured to correct positional errors may comprise one or more navigation sensors, and a position module configured to control the one or more navigation sensors to capture a plurality of navigational measurements and adjust the navigational measurements by one or more scaling factors to determine a translation path of the apparatus over a medium. The one or more scaling factors may be constructed by capturing a plurality of navigational measurements to determine a detected translation path of an apparatus, comparing an actual translation path of the apparatus to the detected translation path of the apparatus, and generating the one or more scaling factors based at least in part on a difference between the actual translation path and the detected translation path. Other embodiments also are described.04-11-2013
20120218567COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING 1-BIT IMAGE DATA FROM MULTIPLE-BIT IMAGE DATA - A computer program for and a method of generating 1-bit image data from multiple-bit image data, by a process which comprises the steps of: receiving multiple-bit image data comprising multiple-bit pixel values; and deriving from the multiple-bit pixel values 1-bit image data comprising “on” and “off” pixel values, each pixel value of the 1-bit image data corresponding to a pixel of an output medium, which pixel an output device would attempt to mark when printing the 1-bit image data if the pixel value were “on”, the 1-bit image data producing when printed an image constituted by a plurality of densities of dot, the dots are arranged such that, at least for densities of dots greater than a first threshold density, at least a majority of dots form a pair with at least one horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, and for densities of dots less than a second threshold density, the image is substantially free of blocks of 2*2 horizontally and vertically adjacent dots, the second threshold density being greater than the first threshold density, additionally or alternatively, the dots being arranged such that, for densities of dots greater than a first threshold density and less than a second threshold density, at least a majority of dots form a pair with one horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, for densities of dots greater than the second threshold density and less than a third threshold density, at least a majority of pairs of horizontally and vertically adjacent dots form a triplet with one horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, and for densities of dots greater than the third threshold density and less than a fourth threshold density, at least a majority of dots form triplets with two horizontally or vertically adjacent dots, the second threshold density being greater than the first threshold density, the third threshold density being greater than the second threshold density, and the fourth threshold density being greater than the third threshold density, additionally or alternatively the dots are arranged such that, for densities of dots greater than a first threshold density, at least a majority of dots form a pair with a horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, for densities of dots greater than a second threshold density, some pairs of dots form a triplet with a horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, and for densities of dots greater than a third threshold density, at least a majority of pairs of dots form a triplet with a horizontally or vertically adjacent dot, the second threshold density being greater than the first threshold density and the third threshold density being greater than the second threshold density, and for each density of dots between the first and third threshold densities, numbers of dots constituting substantially all isolated groups of horizontally and vertically adjacent dots differing by no more than one.08-30-2012
20090040537IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, DISPLAY PROGRAM, SCREEN GENERATING METHOD, AND SCREEN GENERATING PROGRAM - The MFP includes an EEPROM storing display screens, and a display control portion to read a display screen for display on a display portion. When a first area in the display screen includes a variable display item for which an arbitrary number of data pieces are displayed, the display control portion acquires the number of data pieces to be displayed therefor, changes the size of a field for the variable display item based on the acquired number of data pieces, determines the size of a second area based on the size of the first area after the size change of the variable display item field and the size of the display area of the display portion, and modifies the read display screen to a display screen having the first area after the size change of the variable display item field and the second area of the determined size arranged therein.02-12-2009
20130057877DATA CONVERSION APPARATUS, RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE DATA CONVERSION APPARATUS, AND DATA CONVERSION METHOD - A data conversion apparatus which converts data including a K pixel amount of bit data expressed as N bits/1 pixel, where N and K are plural, using conversion data of predetermined bits comprising: a holding unit configured to hold input data in K×N bits; an acquisition unit configured to acquire from the conversion data a number of bit patterns corresponding to a decimal value expressed by N bits among a conversion target to convert the input data held by the holding unit by N-bit units; a storage unit configured to store a pattern of N bits corresponding to a decimal value obtained from a bit pattern acquired by the acquisition unit in a bit position of the conversion target; and an updating unit configured to update the bit position of the conversion target each time the acquisition unit and the storage unit perform processing.03-07-2013
20130057876INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM - The number of pages in which data of a structured document is laid out is determined in response to an instruction from the user, and whether the content of the data of the structured document is editable when the data is laid out is judged. The data of the structured document is then laid out in accordance with the judgment result and the determined number of pages.03-07-2013
20110013203Method for Determining Effective Core Aspect Ratio for Display of Content Created in an Online Collage-Based Editor - In an online collage-based editor, a method for determining an effective aspect ratio for a selected project orientation that includes a group of two or more available page sizes having different aspect ratios and displaying a project page at a derived aspect ratio in the GUI during editing includes the steps (a) determining for each page size in the group, the viewable area of each page, (b) recording the aspect ratios of the viewable areas of step (a), (c) using a mathematical function, describing a total amount of error present amongst the available aspect ratios of step (b) for a given aspect ratio, (d) using a mathematical program, process, or automated calculation tool, finding the effective aspect ratio that minimizes the function and hence the error value of step (c), and (e) displaying the project page at the selected effective aspect ratio.01-20-2011
20110013202IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An apparatus includes a sensor unit including a plurality of sensors, a determination unit configured to acquire attribute information of a document image and to determine a plurality of resolutions according to the acquired attribute information, a frame number determination unit configured to determine a number of frames of frame image data, a first conversion unit configured to generate the plurality of pieces by performing interpolation processing on a partial area of the document image using frame image data that corresponds to the number of frames, an output unit configured to display on a preview screen the plurality of pieces of image data, and a second conversion unit configured to generate image data having a resolution higher than a reading resolution by performing interpolation processing using frame image data.01-20-2011
20090059245IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus for performing an image formation by synthesizing an additional image to image data, comprises: an image forming section that performs an image formation on a sheet; a display section that displays an additional image to be added to image data; and a control section that displays, on the display section, the additional image based on a position and a size of the additional image to be formed on the sheet to which the image formation is performed, and by a font same as a font of the image formation.03-05-2009
20120224190Data Generating Apparatus, and Print Apparatus - Text data corresponding to at least a part of a text contained in the file or picture data corresponding to at least a part of a picture contained in the file is extracted. Thumbnail data to be used as an index thumbnail using the extracted text data or the extracted picture data is generated. An output size of the thumbnail is set by adjusting the output size according to the characteristics of the file from which each thumbnail data is extracted. For each file, an index data is generated by using the thumbnail data of the set output size. The generated index data can be displayed or printed.09-06-2012
20090237680IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing apparatus includes: a deformation area setting unit that sets an enlargement area and a reduction area in an image; a deformation processing unit that enlarges the enlargement area in a specific direction and reduces the reduction area in the specific direction; and a face detecting unit that detects a face in the image. The deformation area setting unit sets the enlargement area so as to be laid from an enlargement start position determined on the basis of the position of the face in the specific direction to the end of the image in the specific direction.09-24-2009
20090231599Automatic trimming of image data - Image production record information related to image data is used to determine whether or not to execute a trimming process. Exposure program data and photograph scene data or subject area information, etc., are used as the image production record information.09-17-2009
20090231598Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product - A user sets up an original on a document reading device and inputs an operation mode [M] and magnification [Z] associated with magnification distribution, other setups, and a command for starting an application to be used using an operation display device. The information input by the user is informed to a CPU. The CPU executes an operation process program of the application to be used and determines, with respect to the operation mode [M] and the modification [Z] specified by the user, optimal magnification distribution between magnification [Z09-17-2009
20090046304Method of printing image and photo-printing system using the method - Methods of printing an image and photo-printing systems using the methods are provided. The methods involve receiving the image from a data storage device and printing the image via a printer, the method including the operations of determining whether a Paper Full printing option in which no space is left on a printing material is selected; when the Paper Full printing option is selected, comparing a ratio of an image to be printed with a ratio of a currently set printing material; and when the ratios of the image and the printing material are different from each other, displaying a print area of the image to be printed on a display panel.02-19-2009
20090009776ADAPTIVE CYCLE UP CONVERGENCE CRITERIA - A method of adjusting cycle-up criteria of a device based on estimated noise levels, including obtaining a current estimated noise level, adjusting the cycle-up criteria according to the estimated noise level, comparing at least one signal, from which the noise level is estimated, with at least one target value, calculating the difference between the signal and the at least one target value, calculating the calculated difference between the signal and the at least one target value with the adjusted cycle-up criteria; and initiating a print job if the calculated difference falls within the adjusted cycle-up criteria.01-08-2009
20100085583Document conversion for overprints - A printing system includes a converter for replacing graphic elements of a document (04-08-2010
20120113438DEVICE CAPABLE OF ADJUSTING TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE - An image forming device is provided which embeds a decodable two-dimensional code when embedding (printing) a two-dimensional code in an original document. The image forming device represents additional information by associating virtual points with dots in one-to-one correspondence and arranges dots in positions deviated from virtual points associated with the dots. The image forming device includes a determining unit for determining intervals between the virtual points and virtual points adjacent to the virtual points and determining sizes of the dots, and an arranging unit for arranging dots having the determined sizes to respective virtual points having the determined intervals. The determining unit may determine dots to have sizes other than sizes proportional to the determined intervals.05-10-2012
20120236325DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE FORMATION DATA GENERATING DEVICE, AND INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM - In an embodiment, a display control device includes: a control unit configured to control the display and output of image data; a display information generating unit configured to generate display information including at least an image ID for identifying the image data and a display period whenever the image data is output by the control unit for display; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the display information to an external device so that the display information is managed by the external device as one unit information item serving as a unit of image formation together with other display information items having a predetermined relation with the display information.09-20-2012
20120236328PRINT DATA CREATING DEVICE, PRINT DATA CREATING METHOD AND PRINT DATA CREATING PROGRAM - A printer data generating device which is a raster image processor is provided. The raster image processor (RIP) includes, a dot displaced quantity detecting section detecting a displaced quantity of a hitting position of ink, a contour detecting section detecting one pixel corresponding to the contour, a dot size setting section setting a dot size of each pixel to be larger than a resolution pitch based on the displaced quantity detected in the dot displaced quantity detecting section and the pixel corresponding to the contour detected in the contour detecting section.09-20-2012
20120236327COMMON DRIVER APPLICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A common driver application device and method. A first communication unit provides a communication interface with a first printing apparatus, a common printer driver unit loads from the first printing apparatus print information including default values for print options and an emulation type that the first printing apparatus supports, and provides a print option setting menu enabling a user to adjust the default values for the print options, if the first communication unit is communicatively connected to the first printing apparatus, and a central processing unit controls the common printer driver unit to load the print information from the first printing apparatus, if the first communication unit is connected to the first printing apparatus. Thus, one common printer driver to drive plural printers connected to a computer can be provided.09-20-2012
20120236326METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING SIZE OF OBJECT INCLUDED IN PRINTING TARGET TO BE PRINTED AT PREDETERMINED REDUCTION RATIO - A method and apparatus for adjusting the size of an object included in a printing target to be printed according to a reduction ratio, the method including calculating at least one dimensional value of the object after the size of the object has been converted according to a reduction ratio, by the way of the at least one processor; and changing the at least one dimensional value to a predetermined value, when the calculated the at least one dimensional value is equal to or less than a reference dimensional value, by the way of the at least one processor.09-20-2012
20120236324IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND STARTING METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed is an image forming device including an engine unit that performs image processing; an engine control unit that controls the engine unit; and a controller that generates items of starting information. The controller transmits a first item of the starting information indicating a cause of the starting process, and transmits a second item of the starting information when a content of the second item of the starting information is fixed. A time period required for fixing the second item of the starting information depends on the cause of the starting process. The engine control unit obtains the second item of the starting information, based on the first item of the starting information and timing information obtained in advance that indicates a timing at which the second item of the starting information is expected to be fixed.09-20-2012
20110279830IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - When multiple-size double-side printing in an APS mode has been selected, a system CPU first reads an original which corresponds to a second side of a paper sheet, prints data of the original on the second side of the paper sheet having the same size as the original, and stacks the paper sheet on an automatic double-side unit. Subsequently, the system CPU reads an original which corresponds to a first side of the paper sheet and prints data of the original on the first side of the paper sheet stacked on the automatic double-side unit, thus completing the double-side printing. However, where the size of an original corresponding to a second side differs from the size of an original corresponding to a first side, single-side printing is effected. The original corresponding to the first side is read and data thereof is printed on a paper sheet having the same size as the original and the sheet is discharged (single-side printing). Then, the original corresponding to the first side is read and data thereof is printed on a paper sheet having the same size as the original and the sheet is discharged (single-side printing).11-17-2011
20110279829OUTPUT SYSTEM DEVICE METHODS FOR RENDERING ACCESSED INTERNET CONTENT - Output system device methods for rendering digital content accessed over the Internet, the method includes providing security or authentication information to one or more servers over the Internet, providing payment or subscription information to the one or more servers over the Internet, selecting a reference to digital content, and providing, to the one or more servers, a content object that includes a reference or pointer to the digital content. Subsequently, an output system device receives, from the one or more servers over the Internet, the digital content corresponding to selected reference or pointer to the digital content for rendering at the rendering engine of the output system device.11-17-2011
20120287445INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMPOSITION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set whether to enlarge a print area to a size of a tab area, and an imposition unit configured to, when a setting to enlarge the print area to the tab area is set by the setting unit, enlarge the print area to the size of an index sheet and perform imposition of an image of original data of a page to be processed, on the enlarged print area.11-15-2012
20080266580Scaling methods for binary image data - The embodiments describe calculating and store scaling information based on processing input binary image data. By manipulating data that is received in binary format, the most cost effective method for scaling may be chosen. The input image data is scanned, a resolution (e.g., for display or output) is determined and a scaling method is determined. If the input binary image data needs to be scaled down to a smaller resolution, the binary image data is processed and scaled and then converted to grayscale image data. If the image data must be scaled to a larger resolution, the input binary image data is first converted to grayscale image data before processing using a segmentation tag-based scaling method. The scaled image data may then be output to an output device, such as a display, printer, or image output terminal.10-30-2008
20120287444IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A document image is read at as high resolution as possible if printing is being executed. A control method for controlling an image forming apparatus includes reading a document image conveyed by a document feeding unit with a reading unit, printing the read document image on a sheet with a printing unit, and performing control so that, when the printing unit is not executing printing, the document image is read by the reading unit at a first resolution, and when the printing unit is executing printing, the document image is read by the reading unit at a second resolution that is higher than the first resolution.11-15-2012
20100201996WIRELESS PRINTING DEVICE FOR WIRELES DATA OUTPUT - An information apparatus with access to content is managed by establishing a communication channel between the information apparatus and an output device and receiving over the communication channel an output device profile associated with the output device. The information apparatus obtains one or more image attributes associated with the output device and conforms at least part of the content into one or more output images with the image attributes. The information apparatus generates an output data that includes the output images and is associated with the output device, and delivers the output data to the output device for rendering.08-12-2010
20100201995IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, TERMINAL, PRINTER APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, HAVING IMAGE RESTORING FUNCTION - An image processing apparatus, a terminal, a printer apparatus and an image processing method for restoring, when document image obtained from an original image is read and turned to electronic data, the image data in the form of electronic data to the state of original image, are provided. An image processing apparatus reading a document image formed from an original image includes a print condition recognizing unit recognizing a mark on the read image and confirming contents represented by the mark; and an image restoring unit restoring, if the print condition recognizing unit confirms that conditions for forming a document are included in the mark, the read image to the state of original image based on the conditions for forming the document represented by the mark.08-12-2010
20120188561IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS CORRECTING PRINT DATA - In an image processing apparatus, the generating unit generates print data indicating whether a dot having one of a plurality of sizes is formed or not, by performing a halftone process on original image data. The correcting unit generates corrected print data by correcting the print data. The dividing unit divides the edge part data of the print data into a plurality of block data. The index value determining unit determines, for each block data, an index value relating to an amount of ink to be used based on the plurality of dot data included in the each block data. The changing unit changes, for each block data, the size information of at least one dot data among the plurality of dot data included in the each block data based on the index value such that the amount of ink to be used becomes reduced.07-26-2012
20120188562IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - Provided is an image processing apparatus and image processing method that are capable of outputting an image wherein seam lines caused by sudden conveyance error are difficult to notice even for a small number of multi passes printing. In order to achieve this, the number of dots that are printed in pixels is adjusted according to the density level so that the number of dots that are printed in pixels corresponding to boundary portions is larger than in pixels corresponding to areas that are not boundary portions, and so that the number of dots that are printed in pixels corresponding to boundary portions increases the higher the density level of the pixels is. As a result, it is possible to avoid the occurrence of white stripes in high-density areas without emphasizing black stripes in low-density areas.07-26-2012
20120099124Methods and Systems for Identifying and Changing Resolutions to Cause an Aspect Ratio of a Printed Image to Match an Aspect Ratio of Image Data - An image forming apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an image data analysis unit and an image conversion unit. The image data analysis unit is configured to identify a width-directional resolution and a height-directional resolution of image data. If the width-directional resolution and the height-directional resolution are not the same, the image conversion unit is configured to change at least one of pixel counts in a width direction and a height direction to cause a first aspect ratio for printing to match a second aspect ratio of the image data.04-26-2012
20100046010METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING CUSTOMIZED PRINTED SURFACES - A method and device are disclosed for producing individualized patterns from a genre-specific prototype pattern. The prototype pattern is stored in the form of electronically-readable prototype pattern data and individualized pattern data is generated from the prototype pattern data by electronic data processing. The individualized pattern data is modified relative to the prototype pattern data such that the individualized patterns differ from the prototype pattern but the genre of the pattern is still visually recognizable.02-25-2010
20110141492INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - A UI driver determines an output region corresponding to an output paper size in a display region of the printer driver UI, and if a length of at least one side of the output region is longer than a corresponding side of an original image, performs cropping of the original image such that a removed portion of a distribution region of a main object in the original image is at the minimum after enlarging the original image, and if a length of each side of the output region is shorter than or equal to a corresponding side of the original image and not longer than a corresponding side of the distribution region of the main object, performs cropping of the original image such that a removed portion of the distribution region of the main object is at the minimum after reducing the original image.06-16-2011
20110141491AUTOMATIC HIGH-PRECISION REGISTRATION CORRECTION SYSTEM WITH LOW RESOLUTION IMAGING - System and apparatus for automatically correcting alignment of printer writers using a scanner for calculating a calibration parameter. The calibration parameter is used to adjust or maintain the alignment of the printer writers.06-16-2011
20090279109IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image forming system includes an image forming portion for forming a transparent image on a sheet by using transparent toner; an obtaining portion for obtaining a size of the sheet on which an image is to be formed; a storing portion for storing image data, for forming the transparent image on an entire image formable area of the sheet with the transparent toner, for each of a plurality of predetermined sheets different in size from each other; and a control portion for controlling the image forming portion so that the transparent image is formed on the sheet on the basis of the image data corresponding to the size of the sheet obtained by the obtaining portion.11-12-2009
20100277750IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM READABLE BY COMPUTER - An image forming system includes: a data conversion unit that converts first image data into second image data; and an image output unit that outputs an image obtained by reproducing the second image data. The data conversion unit includes: a determination unit which divides the first image data into a dot block each includes plural pieces of dot data, and determines whether or not an array of dot data included in each dot block corresponds to a specific array; and a replacement unit which replaces the data out of the second image data, which is located in a portion corresponding to the dot block, with first replacement data including image forming dot data with which an image is formed. The specific array includes a first array in which the dot data to be thinned out is configured as the image forming dot data, and the dot data not to be thinned out is configured as non-image forming dot data with which an image is not formed.11-04-2010
20090168080Poster printing control module, method of poster printing control, and multi-functional printer - A method of poster printing control, applicable to a multi-functional printer, comprising at least one printing module and a scanning module, includes using a scanning module to scan an original paper to obtain a digital copy of known size; setting a size of a paper to be printed; dividing the digital copy into a plurality of sub-images; up-scaling the sub-images to the size of the paper to be printed; using the printing module to print out the sub-images on the paper to be printed. Thereby, the poster printing is completed by means of the multi-functional printer.07-02-2009
20100079770CONTENT-AWARE HALFTONE IMAGE RESIZING - As provided herein, there are supplied teachings to systems and methods for resizing a halftone image using halftone tile parameters. One approach entails receiving into a digital imaging system, a digital halftone image and a desired resizing factor for the digital halftone image. Subsequently the system will define cells within the digital halftone image and determine from those cells, a number of halftone tile seams to suitable for manipulation. The orientation of these halftone tile seams is dictated by the received desired resizing factor. The energy of the number of halftone tile seams is determined according to an energy metric so as to provide indication of at least one low energy determined halftone tile seam. A resizing of the halftone image is then performing by manipulating at least one low energy halftone tile seam in the halftone image. The resized halftone image may then be printed on a printer.04-01-2010
20100079771CONTENT-AWARE HALFTONE IMAGE RESIZING USING ITERATIVE DETERMINATION OF ENERGY METRICS - As provided herein, there are supplied teachings to systems and methods for resizing a halftone image using halftone tile parameters. One approach entails receiving into a digital imaging system, a digital halftone image and a desired resizing factor for that digital halftone image. The system will then define cells within the digital halftone image and determine from those cells, a number of halftone tile seams to suitable for manipulation. The orientation of these halftone tile seams is dictated by the received desired resizing factor. The seam energy of these halftone tile seams is then determined according to an energy metric so as to provide indication of a number of low energy determined halftone tile seams. The number of low energy seams identified is sufficient to achieve the desired resizing factor. A resizing of the halftone image is then performing by iteratively deleting the low energy determined halftone tile seams within the halftone image. The resized halftone image may then be printed on a printer.04-01-2010
20100091304APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE FORMING - An image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention reads an original by mechanically moving an axial light source in a subscanning direction perpendicular to the axis. The image forming apparatus includes: a sensor whose resolution in a main scanning direction parallel to the axis of the axial light source is higher than a designated resolution; a controller that controls the driving speed of the axial light source so that the resolution in the subscanning direction is higher than the designated resolution; an original-image-data generating unit that generates original image data with a resolution higher than the designated resolution in response to the output from the sensor; and an image reducing unit that generates reduced pixels fewer than a specified number of pixels in the original image data to generate a reduced image with a resolution equal to the designated resolution.04-15-2010
20110216331IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - According to one embodiment of the invention, an image processor generates a median filter circuit and median-filters input image data.09-08-2011
20110216330IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINT SETTING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - Provided is an image forming apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires size information regarding a sheet on which an image is to be formed and print data; an image forming unit that forms the image on the sheet on the basis of the print data acquired by the acquisition unit; and a control unit that, if the size information acquired by the acquisition unit indicates a first size of which an aspect ratio of the sheet is 1:substantially 1.41, exchanges vertical and horizontal directions of the image formed on the sheet with respect to the print data by controlling the image forming unit so as to execute a first split print mode of enlarging the image to be printed on two sheets.09-08-2011
20110216329RECEIVER IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR - A receiver image processing apparatus capable of easily performing post-processing in line with a print setting. The receiver image processing apparatus includes a printing unit able to print image data on a plurality of types of sheets of different sizes. When an incoming call arrives from a sender image processing apparatus, a determination unit of the apparatus determines whether a setting to perform post-processing on sheets by a post-processing unit has been made by a setting unit. If it is determined that the setting to perform post-processing has been made, a notification unit of the receiver image processing apparatus notifies size information representing a sheet size belonging to a predetermined series, as ability information of the apparatus, to the sender image processing apparatus.09-08-2011
20090097043IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND RECORDING MEDIUM READABLE BY A COMPUTER - The image processing apparatus executes a zoom process to an image data depending on a received zoom level, selects a dither matrix from a plurality of dither matrices each having a different resolution. The image processing apparatus selects a dither matrix that has a higher resolution in a case that the received zoom level is equal or less than a first zoom level to reduce the image data. Furthermore, the image processing apparatus selects a dither matrix that has a lower resolution in a case that the received zoom level is equal or more than a second zoom level to enlarge the image data.04-16-2009
20090141291IMAGING DEVICE, PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINTING DEVICE, IMAGE PRINTING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON PROGRAM CONTROLLING THE IMAGE PRINTING METHOD - In the case of printing while a digital camera is directly connected to a printer, it has been impossible to determine to what extent image blurring affects a print image. In an imaging device, a detection section (06-04-2009
20080266581IMAGE DATA COMBINING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image data combining apparatus combines m lines of image data that have been output from a reading unit. The reading unit outputs m lines of image data based upon the pixel data that has been output upon being divided into the plurality of lines, and stored then in a memory. An upper address for accessing the memory is decided based upon first data indicating position, along the sub-scan direction, of an image that has been read by the reading unit, and a lower address for accessing the memory is decided based upon second data indicating position of the image along the main-scan direction. For the lower address utilizes values in which the sequence of a plurality of bits constituting the first data is interchanged, so that p items of pixel data at a time are extracted successively from each of the m lines of image data.10-30-2008
20090303499IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND ENLARGEMENT PRINT PROCESSING METHOD OF PRINTING DATA - An enlargement print processing method to enlarge print data and divisionally print the enlarged print data on a plurality of print media, the method including: receiving an enlargement rate to enlarge the print data; determining whether a number of print media, on which the enlarged print data is to be printed, is reducible according to a changed orientation of the plurality of print media; and generating divisional images of the enlarged printing data to have the changed orientation if the number of print media is reducible according to the changed orientation.12-10-2009
20090303498FORMING IMAGES WITH MINIMUM FEATURE SIZES - A method for forming an image on recording media includes providing a support adapted to receive the recording apparatus; providing a controller programmed for controlling a print head to form the image on the recording media in accordance with image data corresponding to the image; determining a minimum feature size; and operating the print head to form the image on the recording media, wherein the image comprises a feature having a size that is restricted to be at least equal to the minimum feature size.12-10-2009
20090207424IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The present invention provides an Image processing apparatus, etc. by which a user is able to set which of graphics, etc. and characters are enlarged to be printed on a priority basis. An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of separating a character object from a graphic object included in an image and adjusting sizes of the character object and the graphic object according to a priority of an object designated by a user. The adjusting step enlarges the size of a high-priority object and reduces the size of a low-priority object. Furthermore, the adjusting step includes the step of automatically adjusting the sizes of the character object and the graphic object.08-20-2009
20090207425RESOLUTION DOUBLING FOR PRINTER APPARATUS - A system includes a first memory portion storing image data and a second memory portion storing a lookup table having image resolution conversion data. Conversion logic is configured to access the image resolution conversion data and convert the image data, which has a first resolution, to print data, which has a second resolution. The second resolution has a lower pixel count than the first resolution. The second resolution has a higher bit per pixel ratio that the first resolution.08-20-2009
20120033236CONTROLLING DEVICE - A controlling device may be configured to generate a first type of intermediate data using the original data after accepting a print instruction for printing the original image and before accepting a setting instruction for setting a print condition from a user. The controlling device may be configured to store the first type of intermediate data within a memory. The controlling device may be configured to generate print data using the first type of intermediate data within the memory in accordance with the print condition after accepting the setting instruction. The controlling device may be configured to supply the print data to a print performing unit.02-09-2012
20090244554PRINT CONTROLLING SYSTEM - A print controlling apparatus is supplied capable of adjusting image of electronic document to an optimum size. In the print controlling apparatus which includes an inputting section for inputting image data of electronic document and an expanding section for expanding the inputted image data into print data, and is used for printing the electronic document onto record medium, a first obtaining section obtains page size information representing page size of the electronic document; a second obtaining section obtains medium size information representing medium size of the record medium; a comparing and judging section compares the page size information with the medium size information, and judges whether the two size information are coincident; and when the two size information are coincident, an extracting section extracts image data inside of region corresponding to print region of the record medium from the image data, wherein the expanding section expands the extracted image data inside of region and generates print data inside of region corresponding to the print region.10-01-2009
20110170121IMAGE PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - This invention relates an image printing apparatus capable of copying by executing enlargement/reduction (E/R) processing optimum to an instructed mode. According to the apparatus, a copy mode and an enlargement rate are input. The use priority order of each enlargement/reduction (E/R) unit of the apparatus is decided. The enlargement rate is distributed to each E/R unit in accordance with the copy mode, decided use priority order, and the E/R rate upper limit value of each E/R unit. An image is copied by causing each E/R unit to sequentially execute E/R processing in accordance with the distributed enlargement rate and the decided use priority order and causing a printing unit to print based on the image data that has undergone the E/R processing.07-14-2011
20090201515IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store, as a document, resolution-independent data, print setting data, and resolution-dependent drawing data obtained by converting the resolution-independent data according to the print setting data, while associating the resolution-independent data, the print setting data, and the resolution-dependent drawing data with one another, and a control unit configured to perform a printing process using one of the resolution-independent data and the resolution-dependent drawing data according to a print setting set during printing and the print setting data.08-13-2009
20090147274Document generation method, document generation system, and printing system - [Object] To control a protrusion amount which indicates an amount of protrusion of an image protruding to a surrounding portion of a sheet for printing when marginless printing is performed in accordance with the XHTML-print specification.06-11-2009
20090279108Image Processing Apparatus - There is described an image processing apparatus, which makes it possible not only to eliminate the deterioration of the perceptibility, but also to determine the pages being suitable for applying the predetermined image processing. The control section determines specific pages, being suitable for applying a predetermined image processing, based on the attributes detected by the detecting section, so as to apply the predetermined image processing to the specific pages. On the other hand, the control section applies image processing, including a variable power processing, to both the partial image area and the partial character area by employing different magnification factors, so as to generate a size-changed partial image area and a size-changed partial character area, and to arrange both of them into a predetermined imaginary area being smaller than an area of the original image, so as to accommodate them within the predetermined imaginary area.11-12-2009
20090290169IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - To facilitate page layout suitable for a bookbinding method, an image processing apparatus includes a determination unit which, when booklet printing of forming a book by folding a plurality of sheets is set, determines, based on the shape of image data to be laid out on the sheet, whether to lay out the image data on a spread of the book, a decision unit which decides, based on an object in the image data determined to be laid out on the spread of the book, whether to divide and lay out the image data, and a layout unit which divides the image data decided by the decision unit to be divided, and lays out each of the divided image data on the sheet of the spread.11-26-2009
20110170120Apparatus and method for printing plurality of pages on one page in PDF direct printing - An apparatus and a method of printing a plurality of pages on a single page in a portable document format (PDF) direct printing, the apparatus including: a data input module to receive a PDF document; a user interface to receive an input number of pages to be printed on a single page; a controller arranged to convert the received PDF document to printing data according to the input number of pages; and a printing module to print in PDF direct printing the printing data obtained from the controller corresponding to the input number of pages on a single page. Accordingly, a plurality of pages can be respectively printed on one or more corresponding pages in PDF direct printing as in printing using a printer driver by converting an input PDF document to a PostScript language according to a ratio corresponding to the input number of pages.07-14-2011
20110205559HYBRID PRINTER AND SCAN IMAGE COPYING METHOD - When using image scanners to capture images of originals and using printers to print same, four-sided borderless copying is enabled such that margins do not appear on printouts. An image scanner might capture an image corresponding to scan region 08-25-2011
20120268753INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINT SETTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus comprises: a holding unit configured to hold an output size and a paper type to be used by a printing apparatus when printing original data; a conflict processing unit configured to determine, based on a conflict condition, a conflict relationship representing an unselectable combination of a size and a type of paper; and a priority setting reception unit configured to receive a priority setting for one of the paper type held and a page size designated by the original data under the conflict condition, wherein when the priority setting is done for the paper type, and the paper type and the page size satisfy the conflict relationship, the conflict processing unit changes the output size so as not to satisfy the conflict relationship to the paper type while keeping setting of the page size unchanged.10-25-2012
20120268752DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS - A data processing apparatus, a data processing method and an inkjet printing apparatus are offered that are capable of reducing, in any kind of image, the occurrence of color unevenness while achieving a high speed output via a bi-directional printing. In order to achieve this, forward scan print ratio and backward scan print ratio with respect to a predetermined area comprising a plurality of pixels is set based on multi-value image data of the predetermined area. Next, binary print data for the forward scans and binary print data for the backward scans at the predetermined area is generated based on the multi-value image data and the set print ratios. According to such a configuration it is possible to increase the ratio of bi-directional printing with respect to areas at which color unevenness appears with difficulty, and increase the ratio of one-directional printing at areas where color unevenness appears with ease.10-25-2012
20100103434IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a coefficient calculation unit that calculates a coefficient for converting image data having a predetermined number of pixels to image data having a smaller number of pixels than the predetermined number of pixels, including a coefficient multiplied by an integer power of 2, as a conversion coefficient; a calculation unit that multiplies each pixel value of image data prior to image reduction processing by the conversion coefficient previously calculated by the coefficient calculation unit thereby to calculate each pixel value of the image data subjected to the image reduction processing; and a shift unit that shifts each of the pixel values calculated by the calculation unit by a number of bits to counteract the integer power of 2-multiplied coefficient included in the conversion coefficient.04-29-2010
20100103435IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR PROCESSING SCREEN-PROCESSED IMAGE - When rotation processing is performed on an image obtained by screen processing, screen growth pattern changes and image quality changes. The image subjected to the screen processing is multi-value encoded by use of information of a dither matrix used for the screen processing, and a screen image is restored from the multi-value code after the rotation of the multi-value encoded image.04-29-2010
20100302559Scanner driver program, information processing apparatus and copy system - The information processing apparatus, which transmits/receives information to/from a scanner and a printer, is operated by an application program for instructing the printer to print an image read by the scanner in alignment with at least one end of a printable range belonging to a print paper size to be printed. A scanner driver program allows the apparatus to implement: a determination function of determining a readable range of a read paper size to be read by the scanner; an acquisition function of executing a printer driver program for the printer to acquire a printable range belonging to a print paper size as large as the read paper size; and a control function of making control to print an image within an overlapping range between the readable range and the printable range according to an instruction of the instruction function when the determined readable range includes the acquired printable range.12-02-2010
20100128286IMAGE COMPRESSION - A method for compressing a digital image to be printed, the image consisting of pixels. It is determined, for blocks of pixels, whether a block contains a graphical structure that is to be maintained without loss because it is of a type that can be accurately perceived by a human observer. The block is encoded losslessly into a less voluminous format, if such a graphical structure has been found. Otherwise, the block is compressed lossily, if no such graphical structure has been found.05-27-2010
20120170061IMAGE PROCESSOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processor and an image processing method which can minimize variation of color tone or density in an image after screen processing, even if semi-transparency has been specified. The image processor generates semi-transparent image data by overlaying a semi-transparent object on the PDL data to be rendered semi-transparent. Subsequently, screen processing is performed on the semi-transparent image data, by dither processing. Subsequently it is determined whether or not to define the screen processed semi-transparent image data as the image data for printing. If the result of determination is No, the halftone value of the semi-transparent object is modified to be larger than the current value.07-05-2012
20080309951IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME - A novel image processing system includes a pixel position indicator and a pixel inserting unit. The pixel position indicator is configured to indicate insertion positions in the image data. The pixel inserting unit is configured to enlarge a size of the image data by inserting an additional pixel at each of the insertion positions and accordingly shifting the original pixels in a given direction. The additional pixel has a value lower than a given threshold. Each insertion position is at an approximate center of an area formed of pixels having values higher than the given threshold. A novel image forming apparatus incorporates such an image processing system and an electrophotographic system. The electrophotographic system is configured to form an image by irradiating a photoconductive surface with a laser beam according to the processed image data.12-18-2008
20110205557Method for Printing a Simplex Print Job in Between Images of a Duplex Print Job - A method for transferring images, to media sheets, of a simplex print job including a simplex image and a duplex print job including a first image and a second image received at an image forming apparatus having a duplexer and a media path having a duplex portion. During printing the second image of the duplex print job is printed on a first side of a first media sheet and the first media sheet is sent into duplexer and the duplex portion of the media path. Next, the first image of the simplex print job is transferred to a second media sheet and sent to an output bin, and finally the first image of the duplex print job is transferred to a second side of the first media sheet. The first image of the simplex print job is printed on the second media sheet while the first media sheet is traveling through the duplex portion of the media path of the image forming apparatus helping to increase image apparatus throughput.08-25-2011
20100265520PRINT OUTPUT CONTROL MEANS - When printing an electronic map displayed on a display device on a surface of a medium, a user-friendly medium and print output thereof can be realized by superimposing and printing a dot pattern signifying XY coordinate values and/or code values. The print output control unit displays on the display device information of an electronic map defined by latitude and longitude downloaded from a server via a network or read from a storage medium, converts the latitude and longitude which indicate a location in the information of the electronic map into XY coordinate values in accordance with a predetermined scale size, stores the latitude and longitude and the XY coordinate values by correlating the same in a storage unit, and superimposes and prints a dot pattern where the XY coordinate values are patterned as a dot code, according to the scale size, on a medium on which the electronic map is printed.10-21-2010
20110007330IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - A binary conversion error value as to neighboring pixels stored in an error value storage portion is added to a pixel density of a subject pixel, which is read from an input image storage portion, at a ratio based on an error distribution matrix, so that a modified density is calculated. A determination is made as to whether the modified density is greater than or equal to a threshold value, and an output image is binarized based on the determination, and stored in an output image storage portion. An output density, which is a value of the output image for calculating the binary conversion error value, is set to a value corresponding to a print mode currently set. By subtracting the output density from the modified density, the binary conversion error value generated in the binarization process for the subject pixel is calculated.01-13-2011
20120092683IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DOCUMENT EDITING METHOD - An image forming apparatus that can efficiently execute space reduction of a document file is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: a file designating unit which designates a document file; a document file acquiring unit which acquires the document file designated by the file designating unit, from a storage area; a setting information acquiring unit which acquires setting information of processing to change the size of a space in the document file acquired by the document file acquiring unit, from a setting information storage area; and a space processing control unit which performs the processing to change the size of a space in the document file acquired by the document file acquiring unit, based on the setting information acquired by the setting information acquiring unit.04-19-2012
20080246976Image forming apparatus, image forming system, image data saving method, image data saving program, image reading device, and image data saving system - An image forming apparatus according to the present invention includes a storage part which, to save read image data, saves image data not subjected to image processing together with processing data for image processing to be performed by an image processing part at later image formation. Then, the image forming apparatus, at the time of printing out the image data, subjects the image data to image processing only once by using the processing data in accordance with setting.10-09-2008
20090128834Image Processing Apparatus and Control Method Thereof - An image processing apparatus. First reducing means generates a first reduced size image by reducing an original image. Second reducing means generates a second reduced size image having a size larger than that of the first reduced size image and smaller than that of the original image by enlarging the first reduced size image. Red-eye correction means detects a red-eye position based on the second reduced size image and performs red-eye correction processing based on the detected red-eye position.05-21-2009
20110205558Image Forming System, Image Forming Method, and Image Forming Apparatus that Transfers a Setting Values Set - An image forming apparatus stores a setting values set including core data independent of a model of the image forming apparatus and non-core data not included in the core data; writes the core data on another image forming apparatus without change, and if the model of the image forming apparatus is the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data on the another image forming apparatus without change, while if the model of the image forming apparatus is not the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data including a setting value of a function setting in the non core-data that is the same as the function setting in the another image forming apparatus on the another image forming apparatus.08-25-2011
20120140249INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information processing device includes a first generating unit that generates a first command for instructing to paint out a character string; a first transmitting unit that transmits the first command to a printer driver; a second generating unit that, when receiving the first command, generates a second command for instructing to output the character string in a mask pattern, the mask pattern being made of a painted out part of the character string and a transparent part of the character string; and a second transmitting unit that transmits the first command and the second command.06-07-2012
20130120765PRINT CONTENT DEPENDENT ADJUSTMENT OF PRINTED LIQUID - A method of adjusting a level of liquid to be deposited on a print media includes providing an image processing system. Image data for a page of a print job and information regarding a printing system to be used to deposit the liquid on the print media during a printing operation is provided to the image processing system. The image data for the page of the print job is converted into a bitmap appropriate for analysis of risk of excessive inking related print defects using the image processing system. The overall risk score is determined to be acceptable or unacceptable. The bitmap is released for printing when the overall risk score is acceptable. The image data for the print job page is modified when the overall risk score is unacceptable.05-16-2013
20130120766Image Creating Apparatus and Printing Apparatus Provided Therewith - There is provided an image creating apparatus including: an inputting device for inputting creation data composed of input data and creation condition data; an image creating device for creating a two-dimensional code image based on the inputted creation data; and an informing device for informing of a print size of the created two-dimensional code image, wherein the image creating device creates the two-dimensional code image based on the creation data being inputted, in the process of inputting the creation data by the inputting device, and the informing device informs of the print size of the two-dimensional code image created by the image creating device based on the creation data being inputted.05-16-2013
20120069356Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product - An image forming apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores print data and transformation data transformed into a printable format by reflecting a print condition on the print data; a detection unit that detects an error when the transformation data stored in the storage unit is printed; a decision unit that decides a resolution print condition which is a print condition for resolving an error based on a content of the error and a device state when the error is detected; a transformation unit that acquires the print data from the storage unit and transforms the acquired print data into transformation data on which the decided resolution print condition is reflected; and a print control unit that prints the transformation data transformed by the transformation unit.03-22-2012
20090080000INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR - In an information processing apparatus of the invention that separates an object from image data of a read document to allow the object to be reused, the apparatus includes: storing unit for storing a relative relationship between an object and the other objects included in the document in metadata as a first characteristic amount when the object is separated from the image data of the read document; designating unit for receiving designation of a size of a document to which the object is outputted and designation of observation distance setting; enlargement/reduction processing unit for performing enlargement/reduction processing on the stored object on the basis of the metadata and a second characteristic amount defined according to the size of the document and the observation distance setting; and pasting unit for pasting the object subjected to the enlargement/reduction processing into image data of the document.03-26-2009
20120140248IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A correction in less than one pixel raises an issue of generation of image defect such as density unevenness caused by a destruction of a screen pattern that generates a cycle of image data. To solve this issue, an image processing apparatus includes a correction unit configured to perform a correction less than one pixel on image data, and a changing processing unit configured to perform a correction by one pixel on image data, wherein the correction unit performs processing for correction in less than one pixel by shifting a pixel according to a moving locus synchronized with a cycle of the image data.06-07-2012
20110228285IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image reading apparatus includes a contact glass having a light control glass part having transmittance changeable by an applied voltage; a scanner part reading an original placed on an original placement surface of the contact glass and outputting image data in a storage part; a projector part projecting image information onto the contact glass from a side opposite to the original placement surface; and a control part controlling the voltage applied to the light controlling glass part. When the scanner part is operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to increase and the projector part stops projecting the image information, and when the scanner part is not operated, the control part causes the transmittance of the contact glass to decrease and the projector part projects the image data stored in the storage part onto the contact glass.09-22-2011
20110222078IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, OPERATION MODE SETTING METHOD THEREFOR, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises a display; a customization portion; a mode setting portion; and a controller that forcibly changes a value set for a first operation mode to a first parameter, still keeps the first parameter after cancellation of the second operation mode, and changes the first parameter according to a user operation, if a second operation mode is employed by the mode setting portion while an operation key for setting a value for the first operation mode is not hidden by the customization portion, meanwhile changes the value set for the first operation mode to a second parameter and changes the second parameter to a third parameter after cancellation of the second operation mode, if the second operation mode is employed by the mode setting portion while an operation key for setting a value for the first operation mode is hidden by the customization portion.09-15-2011
20110222077IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DENSITY UNEVENNESS CORRECTION METHOD - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image forming section to write a latent image, and to develop the latent image to form an image; a misalignment detecting section to detect misalignment amount of a sheet in the main scanning direction on a sheet conveying path to the image forming section; a storage section to store the misalignment amount; a density measuring section to measure density of a plurality of preset positions and to generate measurement data; and a control section to adjust a writing position on the image carrier; to allow the image forming section to output the sheet on which a density measuring image is formed; and to convert the position on the sheet of the measurement data to the writing position on the image carrier and to generate correction data; and a density unevenness correcting section to correct the density of the image.09-15-2011
20110222076IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE PRODUCING REDUCED IMAGE - An image processing device includes an original image data acquiring unit and a reducing unit. The original image data acquiring unit acquires original image data indicative of an original image. The original image data includes a plurality of sets of original pixel data, the original image having a first resolution and a first size. The original image is divided into a plurality of original grids. Each original grid corresponds to a set of original pixel data. The reducing unit creates reduced image data by performing a reduction process on the original image data. The reduced image data includes a plurality of sets of reduced pixel data. The reduced image data indicates of a reduced image having a second resolution lower than the first resolution and a second size same as the first size. The reduced image is divided into a plurality of reduced grids. Each reduced grid corresponds to a set of reduced pixel data. The reducing unit includes an acquiring unit and a reduced pixel data producing unit. The acquiring unit acquires, for each set of reduced pixel data, at least one set of original pixel data satisfying a following condition that the at least one set of original pixel data corresponds to the original grid whose part is superposed on the reduced grid corresponding to the each set of reduced pixel data when the reduced image is partially superposed on the original image such that the reduced image is shifted, from a original position at which the reduced image is entirely superposed on the original image, by a prescribed length shorter than a length of one original grid. The reduced pixel data producing unit produces the reduced pixel data by calculating a weighted average of the at least one set of original pixel data acquired by the acquiring unit based on size ratio, each size ratio being defined as a ratio of a size of the part of original grid that is superposed on the reduced grid corresponding to the reduced pixel data to a size of the reduced grid.09-15-2011
20090237679IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing device having a deformation area setting unit and a deformation processing unit is provided. The deformation area setting unit is configured to set an extension area and a reduction area in an image. The deformation processing unit is configured to extend the extension area in a particular direction, the deformation processing unit being configured to reduce the reduction area in the particular direction at a constant reduction rate.09-24-2009
20090316161IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR IMAGE FORMING PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus is provided with a scanner that reads a document and generates image data thereof, an information detecting portion that detects, from the image data generated by the scanner, attribute information about areas divided in accordance with a type of an image, a resolution converting portion that modifies the image data for each of the areas by performing a resolution converting process on the image in accordance with instructions that are provided by a user based on the attribute information detected by the information detecting portion, an image replacement processing portion, and a printer that prints an image based on the image data thus modified on a recording medium.12-24-2009
20110228286IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes: an acquiring unit; a resolution converting unit; a receiving unit; a position determining unit; a correcting unit; and a scaling unit. The acquiring unit acquires image data composed of a plurality of pixels; the scaling-factor determining unit determines a scaling factor of the acquired image data; the resolution converting unit converts a resolution of the acquired image data into a higher resolution than the resolution of the image data; the receiving unit receives a designation of a sub-scanning directional shift amount of a correction pixel to be corrected; a position determining unit performs a position determining process; and the scaling unit scales the image data at the determined scaling factor by causing the position determining unit and the correcting unit.09-22-2011
20120194827IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus multiplies a first clock to drive the apparatus, thereby forming a second clock, and holds (1) a frequency of a third clock used by a print unit of the apparatus, (2) a magnification setting of the multiplying, (3) a resolution of the print unit, and (4) a micro zoom ratio. The apparatus sets a magnification of the multiplying based on the held values, discriminates whether a pixel is a target pixel to which a micro zoom is executed by using the held micro zoom ratio, and switches a count comparison value of the second clock formed by the multiplying based on the discrimination, thereby forming the third clock. The apparatus then forms a pixel segment based on image data of the target pixel corresponding to the discrimination and inserts the formed pixel segment based on a period of the third clock.08-02-2012
20120194828IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus that prints a plurality of manuscript data onto sheets and folds the printed sheets into N (2≦N) equally sized divisions is equipped with: a manuscript size obtaining section that obtains sizes of the manuscript data; a reference size obtaining section that obtains a first reference size, set based on a unit size equal to the size of the sheets divided into N divisions, and M reference sizes, set based on the unit size multiplied by M (2≦M≦N); and an arrangement setting section that arranges manuscript data of the reference size or less at single surfaces from among a plurality of printing surfaces of the sheets formed by the sheets being folded, and arranges manuscript data of an (M−1)th reference size or greater and an Mth reference size or less at M continuous surfaces from among the plurality of surfaces.08-02-2012
20100157325METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20100157324METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20100157322METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20100157319METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20090316162PRINTER, PRINTER CONTROL METHOD, AND OPERATION CONTROL PROGRAM - A printer can print to paper with a narrow width while maintaining a print format with good legibility without changing the application program and printer driver installed on the host computer. The control method of a printer that prints based on print data 12-24-2009
20110228287IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes a resolution converting unit, an address generating unit, a density determining unit, and an image path selector. The resolution converting unit converts a resolution of image data into a higher resolution. The address generating unit performs a position determining process of determining a position of an additional pixel on the basis of main-scanning directional positions of pixels composing the converted image data and respective shift amounts of the pixels shifted to a sub-scanning direction. The density determining unit determines a density of the additional pixel on the basis of a density of a pixel located at a position corresponding to the determined position in the image data. The image path selector scales the image data up or down by controlling the address generating unit while adding the additional pixel having the determined density to the determined position.09-22-2011
20100188670IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM EXECUTING THE IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - When an image including a pattern expressed by a collection of dots such as a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern and a two-dimensional code is reduced simply by sampling of pixels, the dots are closely arranged to make the reduced image appear to be dark as a whole, and the content thereof becomes difficult to understand. An image processing apparatus includes a reducing unit configured to reduce an image and a deleting unit configured to delete an additional image when the image includes the additional image which has information hidden therein at the time of reducing the image by the reducing unit.07-29-2010
20100165362Systems and Methods for Rendering Print Images - Methods disclosed permit compositing operations to be performed on images using an associated mask even in situations where the image and the mask differ in size. In some embodiments, image and mask data may be specified as a soft mask image in a page description language such as PDF. Scaling operations may be performed on the image, mask, or on both the image and mask when they differ in size. Compositing operations may be performed on the scaled image and/or mask after they have been scaled to the same size. Composting operations in situations where the original mask and image are of the same size are not affected by scaling operations.07-01-2010
20100259771IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When input image data is high-resolution data, the input image data is downsampled to low-resolution data. Subsequently, it is judged whether or not the trapping process is performed with respect to an edge extracted based on the image data after the downsampling. When the trapping process is performed, a trap color is determined. Pixel data based on the determined trap color is upsampled based on the resolution of the input image data. Then, the trapping process is performed based on the input image data and the pixel data after the upsampling.10-14-2010
20100182615IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - An image processor selectively sets a first processing function for image data of a first page and a second processing function for the image data of the first page and image data of a second page. A CPU detects a processing load of the image processor. In addition, the CPU instructs the image processor to set the first processing function if the detected load is equal to or higher than a predetermined value. In addition, the CPU instructs the image processor to set the second processing function if the detected load is less than the predetermined value.07-22-2010
20100259770PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD - A printing apparatus which prints an image on a medium, including a head which discharges ink droplets from nozzles, wherein the medium is transparent, two pieces of image data are prepared, one piece of image data is selected from the two pieces of image data to set the selected image data to one of a first image and a second image, the other piece of image data is set to the other of the first image and the second image, the image data set to the first image is subjected to a processing to be mirror image data, and the head prints the mirror image of the first image on the medium, prints a background image on the mirror image of the first image, and prints a real image of the second image on the background image.10-14-2010
20100157323METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20100157320METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING TRANSFORMATION MATRICES TO PROCESS RASTERIZED IMAGE DATA - A method and system render rasterized data by receiving non-rasterized page description language data and a corresponding transformation matrix representing transformation operations to be performed. The non-rasterized page description language data is rasterizing to create rasterized data. The corresponding transformation matrix is decomposed into a plurality of individual transformation operation matrices and a discrete transformation operation value, from each corresponding individual transformation operation matrix, is generated for each transformation operation to be performed upon the rasterized data. The transformation operations are performed upon the rasterized data based upon the generated discrete transformation operation values.06-24-2010
20130215436IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image forming device includes: a rasterizing section, a resolution converting section and a thinning section. The rasterizing section generates, by rasterization, image data having any one of standard resolution, resolution higher than the standard resolution and resolution lower than the standard resolution. The resolution converting section converts the resolution upon rasterization for the generated image data having the higher or lower resolution than the standard resolution into the standard resolution. The thinning section thins the image data having the standard resolution. When thinning the image data of which the resolution is converted higher than upon rasterization in the resolution converting section, the thinning section adjusts thinning strength to become larger upon thinning than when thinning the image data of which the resolution upon rasterization is kept as it is.08-22-2013
20100238458TRANSMITTING TERMINAL, PRINTING APPARATUS TERMINAL, PRINTING SYSTEM, DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND PRINT PROCESSING METHOD - A transmitting terminal carries out communication with a printing apparatus terminal including a print executing unit which prints print data via an IP network.09-23-2010
20120194829IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORD MEDIUM - An image formation device capable of forming a plurality of reduced images on an output medium comprises an input data acquisition unit which acquires input data, a recognizability judgment unit which judges whether each reduced image to be formed corresponding to each piece of input data acquired by the input data acquisition unit is recognizable to a user or not based on the input data and size of the reduced image to be formed, and a reduced image formation unit which forms the reduced images that are judged to be recognizable by the recognizability judgment unit on the output medium while prohibiting the formation of the reduced images that are judged to be unrecognizable by the recognizability judgment unit.08-02-2012
20120194826INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING OPERATION SCREEN ON CONSOLE SECTION BASED ON CONTENTS RECEIVED FROM EXTERNAL DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus improved in operability when a user operates forms (buttons) displayed on a web page and in display quality of the forms (buttons) displayed on the web page. An HDD stores a plurality of form images different in size. The form images are provided for displaying a button on an operation screen. A network section, a modem, or a communication section receives data including instruction information for instructing the button to be displayed and size information representing a size of an area for detecting that the button has been touched by the user. One of the form images stored in the HDD is selected based on the instruction information and the size information. A console section displays the button with the selected form image on the operation screen.08-02-2012
20110109919ARCHITECTURE FOR CONTROLLING PLACEMENT AND MINIMIZING DISTORTION OF IMAGES - What is disclosed is a novel system and method to control an imaging device. One or more image transformations are received to apply to an image. The image transformation including one or more transformations of translation, rotation, scaling, and shear. At least one composite transformation matrix (CTM) is identified to carry the image transformation. The identified CTM is applied in at least one subsystem in an imaging device.05-12-2011
20100149554IMAGE SCANNING AND PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD OF SCANNING AND PROCESSING AN IMAGE AND METHOD OF SELECTING ONE OF A PLURALITY OF MASTER FILES COMPRISING DATA ENCODING A SCANNED IMAGE - An image scanning and processing system includes a scanner for generating a stream of data encoding a scanned image; a controller for controlling and processing data received from the scanner; and a file storage unit. In use, the stream of data is written to a master file saved in the file storage unit. The controller is configured to create a preview image with a lower data size than the scanned image from at least part of the data encoding the scanned image. The controller is configured to extract data encoding the preview image directly from the stream of data, and to write the extracted data to a thumbnail file. A method of scanning and processing an image, includes scanning an original and thereby generating a stream of data, encoding a scanned image, saving the scanned image in a master file, and creating a preview image with a lower data size than the scanned image from at least part of the data encoding the scanned image. Data encoding the preview image is extracted from the stream of data, and written to a thumbnail file.06-17-2010
20100141967PRINTING CONTROL DEVICE - A printing control device includes an input image data acquiring unit, a threshold acquiring unit, a determining unit, and a generating unit. The input image data acquiring unit acquires input image data. The input image data includes a plurality of input pixel data. Each input pixel data has an input value. The determining unit determines, for each input pixel data, a difference related value based on a difference between the input value and a threshold value corresponding to the input value. The generating unit generates print data by generating, for each input pixel data, output pixel data based on the difference related value. The output pixel data expresses density corresponding to the difference related value.06-10-2010
20100134806IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An image processing apparatus and an image processing system are supplied capable of restraining an occurrence of failure print. The image processing apparatus connected to an image forming apparatus comprises an operation detecting section that detects operations of a document processing section; a document size obtaining section that obtains document size information; a medium size obtaining section that obtains medium size information of print mediums set in the image forming apparatus; a comparing and judging section that compares the document size information and the medium size information and judges whether or not they are consistent; an inquiring section that inquires user whether or not document size of the print object document is changed; an inputting section that inputs a change instruction of the document size; and a changing section that changes the document size information into the medium size information on the basis of the change instruction.06-03-2010
20100079772IMAGE PROCESSING TO REDUCE IMAGE PRINTING TIME BASED ON IMAGE DIMENSION AND PRINT PASS THRESHOLDS OF PRINT APPARATUS - A method is provided for processing an image to optimize print time of the image by a print apparatus based on the size of the image to be printed and the print pass thresholds of the print apparatus. A dimension of the image corresponding to the dimension along the sub-scanning axis of the image as it will be printed by the print apparatus is obtained, along with the corresponding number of print passes required to print the image. An analysis is performed to determine whether the size of the image could be reduced to require one less print pass by the print apparatus in printing the reduced image based on the proximity of the determined dimension to the range of dimensions that will result in one less print pass by the print apparatus. If the size of the image may be reduced such that the image could be printed in one less print pass while also meeting optional criteria such as enforcement of a maximum image reduction threshold, the image is scaled prior to printing to reduce the number of print passes performed by the print apparatus in printing the image.04-01-2010
20120140250IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus configured to execute variable magnification processing on an image includes a position determination unit configured to serially determine pixel insertion or removal positions in the image in a direction perpendicular to a direction of the variable magnification processing, and an insertion or removal processing unit configured to execute insertion or removal processing on pixels existing at the insertion or removal positions determined by the position determination unit. The position determination unit is configured to determine, within a range defined by a position distant from an immediately previously determined insertion or removal position by a first distance in the variable magnification processing direction and a position distant therefrom by a second distance in the variable magnification processing direction, a next insertion or removal position while referring to the immediately previously determined insertion or removal position.06-07-2012
20090116042Image-forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus includes a display panel that provides a display including at least one apparatus setting, a panel image recording unit that records at least a portion of an image displayed on the display panel to provide a recorded image, and a printing unit that prints the recorded image.05-07-2009
20090073463IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus that processes an input image to generate an output image to be recorded on a recording medium includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a size of the input image, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain a size of the recording medium, a setting unit configured to set, in two directions orthogonal to each other, an overrunning amount caused if the input image were recorded on the recording medium without a margin, a calculating unit configured to calculate a scaling factor in each of the two directions using the size of the recording medium, the overrunning amount, and the size of the input image, and a generating unit configured to perform a scaling operation on the input image in the two directions based on the respective scaling factors to generate an output image.03-19-2009
20090073462IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - The image processing apparatus is provided with: a reception unit that receives image information; an acquisition unit that acquires target information on a targeted level of an image forming material used at image formation based on the image information received by the reception unit; and a determination unit that determines a content of processing for reducing the image forming material for each portion of the image information received by the reception unit in accordance with the target information acquired by the acquisition unit.03-19-2009
20100315656PRINT PROGRAM, PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In the case to print an image of a set page that sets a plurality of combine pages, it is possible to adjust an arrangement position of the combine pages without changing the direction of the combine pages and raising a reduction rate. In the print section, a reduction rate selection scene display section 12-16-2010
20110109918CONTROLLING PLACEMENT AND MINIMIZING DISTORTION OF IMAGES IN AN IMAGING DEVICE - What is disclosed is a novel system and method to control an imaging device. A first collection of a plurality of two-dimensional image points in a first vector space for a source image and a second collection of a plurality of two-dimensional image points in a second vector space for a target image are received. The first collection of two-dimensional image points and the second collection of two-dimensional image points are converted into a homogenous form to apply affine matrix transformations. A matrix transformation is solved to map the first collection of the plurality of two-dimensional image points to the second collection of the plurality of two-dimensional image points. The matrix transformation is used to adjust distortion of the target image in an imaging device.05-12-2011
20110019208IMAGE DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DATA GENERATION METHOD - When error diffusion processing is applied to thinned printing, the thinned printing can be performed without spoiling the dot printing pattern, and dot data is generated so that occurrence of grain may be suppressed by the dot arrangement distributed by the error diffusion processing. Specifically, the error diffusion of the binary data is performed in consideration of permitted positions shown by a division pattern of a nozzle array. That is, the binary data is permitted to be arranged only at a pixel position indicated by black in the division pattern of the nozzle array. Next, the result of having subtracted binary data from multi-valued data is applied as correction data of a multiple value, and this correction data is added to cyan multi-valued data of the nozzle array of first pass related to second plane generation.01-27-2011
20110019209THRESHOLD MATRIX GENERATING DEVICE AND THRESHOLD MATRIX GENERATING METHOD - Disclosed is a threshold matrix generating device including a basic dot pattern generating unit for obtaining a basic dot pattern by carrying out a filter process by a convolution filter to an initial dot pattern in which dots are arbitrarily arranged, by obtaining a dot density of the dots included in the initial dot pattern and by repeating a process of moving dots to a pixel in which the dot density is smallest from a pixel in which the dot density is greatest and a threshold setting unit for generating a threshold matrix of a FM screen by increasing or decreasing dots from the basic dot pattern and by repeating a process of setting a threshold to a pixel in which the dots are increased or decreased, and the threshold matrix has a shape which is to be arranged in an oblique direction by having an angle.01-27-2011
20110043831METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY REDUCING PAGE COUNT IN A DOCUMENT PRINTING PROCESS - A system automatically determines whether to shrink a document to be printed by determining whether various parameters of the final page of the document satisfy certain criteria. If so, the system may automatically shrink the document by using a shrink-to-fit process and/or by automatically reducing the font size of some or all content in the document.02-24-2011
20110116107IMAGE DOWN-SAMPLING WITH FINE DETAIL ENHANCEMENT - A method for resizing an input digital image having input pixel values to produce an output digital image having output pixel values, wherein the output digital image has a lower resolution and wherein single pixel width details in the input digital image are preserved, the method being performed by a processor and comprising: determining an output pixel value for the output digital image by interpolating within a corresponding neighborhood of image pixels in the input digital image; detecting whether the input digital image contains a fine detail within the corresponding neighborhood of image pixels; adjusting the output pixel value when a fine detail is detected; and repeating steps a)-c) for a plurality of output pixels.05-19-2011
20110116108Image forming apparatus and resource saving mode control method thereof - A control method of an image forming apparatus which is connected to an external apparatus, supports a resource saving mode, and outputs document data is provided. The control method includes: selecting the document data to be output, selecting an output option to be applied to the selected document data, comparing a resource saving value corresponding to the output option to be applied to the document data and a resource saving set value which is pre-set in the image forming apparatus, displaying at least one suggestion option to save resources of the document data according to a result of comparison, and selecting one of the displayed suggestion option and outputting the document data.05-19-2011
20110116106Print Job Mapping Mechanism - A method disclosed. The method includes receiving a Job Definition Format (JDF) attribute and associating the JDF attribute with a mapping class that generates a mapping between the JDF attribute and a one or more corresponding printing attributes.05-19-2011
20120243005INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD - A recording apparatus includes a processing unit configured to convert acquired image information into dot data, and an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording medium based on the image information converted into dot data by the processing unit, wherein the processing unit enlarges an image of the acquired image information to a size protruding into margins formed at both side ends of the recording medium, then converts the image information into dot data, and then, based on side end position information of the recording medium detected by the detection unit, processes the image information converted into dot data so that image formation is not performed on portions of the enlarged image protruding into the margins.09-27-2012
20090244555Printing Device, Printing Method, Print Setting Determination Device, and Computer Program - There is provided a printing device including a face detection unit for detecting a face area including a face of a person in an image to be a target for printing, and a print setting determination unit for determining a setting of a size of a print image used for a marginless printing based on a position of the face area detected by the face detection unit.10-01-2009
20110242550Print Controlling Device - A print controlling device includes an acquiring unit, a dividing unit, a first determining unit, and a print data generating unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire original image data representing an original image having a size larger than a size of a recording sheet. The dividing unit is configured to divide the original image data into a plurality of sets of divisional image data that represents a plurality of divisional images. Each divisional image has a size same as the size of recording sheet. Each divisional image includes an image region and a margin region that is different from the image region. At least one border side is defined as a border between the image region and the margin region. Each border side has at least one partition line segments. The image region represents a part of original image. The original image consists of the image regions of the plurality divisional images. The image region has a colorant area to be printed with a colorant by a printing device and a blank area that is different from the colorant area. The first determining unit is configured to determine, if the colorant area abuts a border side of the at least one border side, whether or not a partition line segment of the at least one partition line segment abuts the colorant area in the divisional image based on the divisional image data. The print data generating unit is configured to generate print data by modifying each set of divisional image data. The print data represents a print image that is to be printed on the recording sheet by the printing device. The print data generating unit modifies, when the first determining unit determines that the partition line segment abuts the colorant area, the divisional image data such that at least part of the partition line segment is omitted in the print image. The print data generating unit modifies, if the colorant area does not abut a border side of the at least one border side, the divisional image data such that the at least one partition line segment is printed on the border side in the print image.10-06-2011
20110128556IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - When both of a trapping and a resolution converting process are executed, a deterioration in picture quality occurs. In order to solve this problem, an image forming apparatus is provided which performs a trapping process to expand outlines of objects whose boundaries are in contact with each other, performs a resolution conversion process to change density of edges of an image, and restricts processing so that the trapping process and the resolution conversion process are not executed to a same pixel.06-02-2011
20110080597IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS - There is disclosed an image processing apparatus and a control method thereof in which input image data and generates a plurality of tile images, each including a substance region and overlap regions each of which overlaps with a part of each adjacent tile image, by dividing the input image data. The apparatus executes image processing separately on each of the plurality of the generated tile images, and when generating each tile image, converts a resolution of image data in the overlap regions such that the resolution of the image data in the overlap regions is smaller than a resolution of image data in the substance region.04-07-2011
20100053642Printer - A printer includes a retrieving unit, an index image generating unit, and a list printing unit. The retrieving unit retrieves a file including document data. The content acquiring unit acquires information of a table of contents of the document data from the file. The index image generating unit generates an index image depicting the table of contents of the file based on the information of the table of contents. The list printing unit prints a list image containing the index image.03-04-2010
20110176150METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING LARGER-SIZED DOCUMENTS TO SMALLER-SIZED DOCUMENTS IN AN IMAGE PRODUCTION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for converting larger-sized documents to smaller-sized documents in an image production device is disclosed and may include receiving a request to scan a larger-sized document, determining if the larger-sized document is to be converted to a smaller-sized-document, wherein if it is determined that the larger-sized document is to be converted to a smaller-sized-document, scanning the larger-sized document to obtain image data, combining the image data from each larger-sized document page into one continuous document, measuring a predetermined amount of image data from the one continuous document, positioning the predetermined amount of image data onto a smaller-sized document page, continue positioning the predetermined amount of image data onto a smaller-sized document pages until there is no more image data left from the one continuous document to position onto a smaller-sized document page, and one of storing the smaller-sized document in a memory and printing the smaller-sized document.07-21-2011
20100067023IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus which can generate a vector image with a high image quality at a high speed in a small memory capacity. The present invention generates an image with low resolution by performing resolution conversion to a compressed image with high resolution and obtains information of a character object with low resolution by performing object division to the image with the low resolution. The compressed image with the high resolution is decompressed and an image showing a character contour with high resolution is generated by using the information of the character object with the low resolution obtained by the object dividing and the decompressed image with the high resolution. At the time of performing the decompression, the compressed image with the high resolution may be partially decompressed based upon the information of the character object.03-18-2010
20100128287LOWERING THE CONSUMPTION OF INK IN COMPUTER PRINTING - A method of printing an image comprises sending a data stream representing the image to a printer driver, generating a stream of print instructions at the printer driver, forwarding the stream of print instructions to a printer, and printing the image in accordance with the print instructions. The data stream or stream of print instructions is intercepted and processed so that the printer uses less ink to print the image than it would if the processing was not performed.05-27-2010
20100208277APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing apparatus includes a raster data creating unit that creates raster data representing an image including plural types of objects in response to input data representing the image, wherein the raster data includes high resolution raster data of a first pixel density and a low resolution raster data of a second pixel density lower than the first pixel density, and the raster data creating unit sets any one of pixel values of pixels of the high resolution raster data and pixel values of pixels of the low resolution raster data in an image area of objects of a type other than characters based on variation of colors of the image area represented by a plurality of pixels of the first pixel density, which correspond to one pixel of the second pixel density.08-19-2010
20100208276APPARATUS, SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing apparatus includes a data creating unit that creates image data in response to input data representing an image, wherein the image data includes first image data of a first pixel density and a second image data of a second pixel density lower than the first pixel density, and the data creating unit selects a representative color from colors included in the image, creates data, which includes information for specifying a high resolution pixel representing a portion indicating the representative color of the image among a plurality of high resolution pixels arranged with the first pixel density in an image area representing the image, as the first image data, and creates data, which includes a pixel value of a low resolution pixel representing a portion indicating a color different from the representative color of the image among a plurality of low resolution pixels arranged with the second pixel density in the image area, as the second image data.08-19-2010
20110249279Apparatus and method for setting printing options using preview image - An apparatus and method are provided for setting a printing option using a preview image. Setting the printing option includes an image preview unit displaying a preview image corresponding to printing data and enabling the preview image to be manipulated for setting a printing setting, a control unit controlling printing of the preview image according to the printing setting of the manipulated preview image, and a printing option setting unit setting a printing option, wherein the control unit applies the printing setting of the preview image to the printing option of the printing option setting unit.10-13-2011
20110249278Image Forming Apparatus, Image Forming System and Recording Medium - An image forming apparatus including: a forming section; a correction section configured to measure at least one of a position and a density of a formed image and perform a correction function for adjusting an image forming condition based on the measurement; a determination section configured to determine whether a color condition is satisfied; and a control section configured to selectively perform a first mode or a second mode if there is a print request while a correction execution condition satisfied, wherein in the first mode, the correction section is caused to perform the correction function, before a printing process begins in response to the print request, and wherein in the second mode, the correction section is caused to perform the correction function at least before the printing process to the color page data, on condition that the determination section determines that the color condition is satisfied.10-13-2011
20090027699IMAGE-PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE-PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A comparison is made between image data and a predetermined image pattern and data on a specific area is extracted from the image data based on the comparison result, and dot data is added at a position away from an end of the specific area subjected to the signal-level reduction by as much as a predetermined distance.01-29-2009
20120120418IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus that enables to suppress the cost rise caused by increasing the number of sensors for original size detection and suppress the degradation of user operability. Paper sizes of papers are registered on a plurality of paper supplying units in advance. One of the registered paper sizes is determined as the original size if the original size cannot be detected by a detecting unit. An image of the original is formed on a paper, which corresponds to the original size determined by the determining unit and is fed from the paper supplying unit.05-17-2012
20110026043PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINT DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, AND PRINT DATA GENERATING PROGRAM - A printing apparatus, which prints a composite image formed of an enlargement portion and a non-enlargement portion of an original image on a printing medium, includes: an enlargement portion determining section which determines the enlargement portion, of the original image, which is to be enlarged in the composite image; an enlargement rate determining section which determines an enlargement rate of the enlargement portion with respect to the original image; a print data generating section which generates print data for printing the composite image based on image data of the original image, the enlargement portion determined by the enlargement portion determining section, and the enlargement rate determined by the enlargement rate determining section; and a printing mechanism which prints the composite image on the printing medium based on the print data generated by the print data generating section.02-03-2011
20100253951Image Reading Apparatus and Image Forming Apparatus - A manuscript reading apparatus capable of reading manuscript through a proper scan resolution without performing troublesome operation by user is supplied. In the image reading apparatus, a setting section 10-07-2010
20110157607IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes a magnification variation section to perform a magnification variation to image data configured by arranging a plurality of lines in a sub-scan direction perpendicular to a main scan direction, in which a first pixel train is arranged as one of the plurality of lines, by inserting a pixel into a second pixel train in the sub-scan direction or by thinning-out a pixel from the second pixel train based on a set magnification variation ratio, wherein the magnification variation section inserts pixels in adjacent second pixel trains at positions that are discontinuous in the main scan direction, or thin-outs pixels in adjacent second pixel trains at positions that are discontinuous in the main scan direction.06-30-2011
20120268754METHOD OF FORMING CHARACTERS FOR MICROPRINT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a method of forming characters for microprint and an image forming apparatus using the same. The method of forming characters for microprint includes determining for every image character a size font taking into account the rules to create small prints, rasterizing a character into a bitmap, skeletonizing the bitmap, reformatting the bitmap maintaining a character legibility, storing the bitmap, and forming halftoning cells from the reformatted bitmap.10-25-2012
20080246977Printing apparatus and method for controlling the same - According to one embodiment of the present invention, a printing apparatus including a printing means for executing a print job and performing a printing process on recording paper, and a control means for controlling the printing means, the printing apparatus causing the printing means to execute a plurality of print jobs sequentially, wherein the printing apparatus further includes a recording paper detection means for detecting a size of recording paper fed to the printing means, and when a size of recording paper detected by the recording paper detection means is different from a size of recording paper set by a print job that is being executed by the printing means, the control means performs control such that a period of time until the recording paper is discharged is shortened to the minimum.10-09-2008
20120200863Zone Based Resolution Settings For Identifying Document Portions Including Metadata - There is disclosed a method and apparatus for zone based resolution settings for identifying document portions including metadata. The method includes scanning a physical document at a resolution suitable for obtaining metadata from a visible element on the physical document in order to obtain a digital representation of the physical document as an electronic document. The method continues by receiving user input as to a portion of the electronic document containing the visible element and reducing the resolution of the electronic document other than the portion. Finally, the metadata is obtained from the portion of the electronic document containing the visible element.08-09-2012
20090168081PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND PREVIEW METHOD FOR PRINTING SYSTEM - A printing system configured to set a segment unit size serving as a unit of a display area for displaying, as images, a list of pages which form the document; acquire a width and a height of each page image from the document data; calculate, when a value of a ratio of the width and the height of the page acquired in the acquiring exceeds a predetermined value, a display area size having a display region larger than the segment unit size; determine, for a page having the value of the ratio exceeding the predetermined value, an enlargement/reduction ratio so as to fit the page into the display area size; and display, a list of pages which form the document, by enlarging or reducing the page based on the enlargement/reduction ratio determined in the determining and displaying the page in a display screen at the display area.07-02-2009
20110255098RENDERING APPARATUS, RENDERING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus includes, in a case of performing rendering based on print data in which a plurality of objects for which a clip is not set are defined, and rendering an object on a predetermined scan line, which is a scan line subsequent to the scan line whose edge information has undergone edge processing, an update unit configured to read edge information about a predetermined page clip edge on the predetermined scan line, and set a predetermined clip count corresponding to the predetermined page clip edge to valid, and set a clip count corresponding to the different page clip edge to valid, and a rendering unit configured to render an object corresponding to both page clip edges after the predetermined clip count and the different page clip edge are set to valid.10-20-2011
20080252912Retrieving Documents Transitively Linked To An Initial Document - A method for converting a semantic markup representation of a document into a physical markup representation of the document calculates a logical minimum width equal to the minimum width required to display all screen objects within the document at their normal size, creates a physical markup representation of the document, the physical markup representation having a width at least as wide as the logical minimum width, and conforms the physical markup representation to a target size, including a target width by scaling the width of the physical markup representation by a scaling factor derived from the ratio of an element of the target size to the logical minimum width.10-16-2008
20080204769Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus includes a data receiving unit for receiving print data from a host device; a job control unit for controlling edition, expansion, and print control of the image data; a data edition unit for editing the print data; a data expansion unit for receiving an analytical result from the data edition unit and generating print image data; and a print control unit for receiving the print image data and controlling a printing unit to perform a printing operation. The data edition unit determines whether a dashed line drawing command exists. When the dashed line drawing command exists, the data edition unit determines a length of a specific portion of a dashed line. When the length of the specific portion is smaller than a specific length, the data edition unit performs a correction process and increases the length of the specific portion up to the specific length.08-28-2008
20110164259Methods and Apparatus for Adaptive Imposition Templates - Methods and apparatus are provided for receiving a print file having an actual page size, and a nominal imposition template specifying a nominal page size, and generating an imposition flat for printing. If the actual page size matches the nominal page size, the nominal imposition template is applied to the print file without change. If, however, the actual page size differs from the nominal page size, the nominal imposition template is automatically modified based on the actual page size, and then the modified imposition template is applied to the print file to create the imposition flat.07-07-2011
20110164258IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus is provided with an area sensor which is formed by arranging sensor components for a pixel in a two-dimensional array and is attached in an inclined manner with respect to a reference installation position. The apparatus has a sensor unit which reads, from the sensor components which are determined based on an inclination angle indicating an inclination of the area sensor from the reference installation position and have been arranged within the area sensor, image data in which the inclination has been corrected; an image obtaining unit which obtains a plurality of frames of image data having a shift of less than one pixel, by scanning an original document image once by the sensor unit; and a high resolution conversion unit which obtains image data with a resolution higher than resolutions of the sensor components by using the obtained image data to perform interpolation processing.07-07-2011
20110134443DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD THEREFOR - There are provided a data processing apparatus which makes an I/F for data processing modules (processors) versatile to facilitate addition/modification on a data processing module basis in accordance with processing contents, an image processing apparatus, and a method for the apparatuses. A data processing module (06-09-2011
20110069326IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus which performs reduction processing for rendering data in accordance with a reduction ratio, the apparatus comprises edge extraction unit that extracts edges from a contour of an object in the rendering data; saved line specification unit that specifies, out of lines including the edges extracted by the edge extraction unit, lines each having an outer shape feature of the object as saved lines which are lines not subjected to thinning processing; and thinning processing unit that thins out lines other than the saved lines in the object, thereby performing the reduction processing for the rendering data, wherein the saved line specification unit specifies saved lines by determining the outer shape feature of the object in accordance with characteristics of the edges.03-24-2011
20110134442IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus may include a calculating unit and a display control unit. The image forming apparatus may process a job according to a charged amount charged on the job and an input amount input into a charging apparatus. The calculating unit calculates a charging amount required for outputting an image corresponding to the job according to printing setting for the job. The display control unit displays image data corresponding to the job on a display unit according to the printing setting for the job. The display control unit compares the input amount with the charged amount calculated by the calculating unit, and when the input amount is insufficient, a range of image data that can be output and a range of image data that cannot be output, of image data corresponding to the job, are displayed in a manner enabling discrimination thereof on a display unit.06-09-2011
20110026042APPARATUS & METHODS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING OPTIMIZATION FOR VARIABLE DATA PRINTING - Apparatus and methods for providing a pre-rasterized print job for variable data printing are disclosed. In one embodiment, a set of printer characteristics may be determined and then transferred to a typesetting system. The typesetting system may then pre-rasterize objects of the print job based in part on the received printer characteristics. A pre-rasterized print job, including the pre-rasterized objects and print layout instructions may then be generated, such as in the form of a PostScript file, which may then be transferred to a raster image processor (RIP) for generation of printed output. In another embodiment, a printer characterization file may be used for execution on a printing system to determine the set of printer characteristics, that may include native resolution, rotation angle, compression data and/or other data or information characterizing the printing system.02-03-2011
20120147389CALIBRATION FOR MAINTAINING QUALITY OF IMAGE - An image forming apparatus performs calibration to maintain a quality of an image by using a specific type of printing medium. A request unit requests a server apparatus for conversion setting information for converting a luminance value required to perform the calibration into a density value by using a printing medium whose type is different from the specific type. A reception unit receives the conversion setting information from the server apparatus. A storage unit stores the conversion setting information received from the server unit. A calibration performing unit performs calibration by using the conversion setting information stored in the storage unit and the printing medium whose type is different from the specific type.06-14-2012
20100214573IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE READING CONTROL METHOD - An image reading apparatus includes a feeder, a first reading unit, a first memory which stores image data of the surface of the document read by the first reading unit, a second reading unit located at an upstream side of the first reading position, a second memory which stores image data of the document read by the second reading unit and a controller configured to control the feeder, the first reading unit and the second reading unit. The controller controls to execute pre-scanning the document by the second reading unit over a predetermined range shorter than a separation distance between the first reading position and the second reading position in a transporting direction from a leading edge of the document when the document reaches the second reading position. The controller further controls to execute storing obtained pre-scanned image data into the second memory and measuring the size of the document based on the pre-scanned image data stored in the second memory. The controller still further controls to execute reading the surface of the document by the first reading unit when the document reaches the first reading position, and storing obtained first image data into the first memory. The controller controls to execute processing the first image data stored in the first memory based on the size of the document obtained in the measuring.08-26-2010
20100214572Image processing apparatus - A facsimile image reception portion obtains a facsimile image received through a communication line. An image storage portion stores a facsimile image obtained by the facsimile image reception portion. A destination storage portion stores at least one transfer destination of the facsimile image and a set value for limiting received data by making connection with each other for each of transfer destinations. A character recognition portion obtains character data by performing character recognition from a facsimile image obtained by the facsimile image reception portion. A character recognition operation control portion compares a set value for limiting received data to character data obtained by a character recognition portion to control whether or not character recognition by the character recognition portion is continued. An electronic mail creation portion creates an electronic mail in which character data obtained by the character recognition portion is described.08-26-2010
20080218773Image scaling for an electrophotographic device to obtain various media output speeds - Methods and apparatus include scaling imaging of an electrophotographic (EP) device, such as a laser printer or copy machine, to obtain various media output speeds (in pages per minute). A scanning unit has a substantially fixed scan rate during printing and reflects a laser beam onto a photoconductor to create a latent image at a first resolution. A media is advanced into contact with the latent image at a predetermined printing process speed to obtain a printed image output of the latent image at a size corresponding to a size (job resolution) of the image input data, but at a resolution different than the resolution of the image data input. A controller alters data used to create the latent image. Techniques for altering resolution include processing relative to a raster image processor to stretch one resolution dimension of the bitmap into a larger resolution dimension.09-11-2008
20120206736PRINTER THAT PRINTS WITH INCREASED VISIBILITY, PRINTING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printable width setter sets a printable width that corresponds to a printable width of a printing medium. A display displays a character string. A specifier specifies at least one first character selected from the character string displayed on the display. A requester requests an emphasis process to the specified at least one first character. An emphasis processor performs a size up process of increasing a size of the specified at least one first character until the size of the specified at least one first character reaches the specified size allowed based on the printable width set by the printable width setter. The emphasis processor performs a size down process of decreasing a size of the at least one second character that has not been specified by the specifier, if the size of the specified at least one first character exceeds the specified size.08-16-2012
20100165361Method for Reducing Consumables Usage Based on Job Size - A method implemented by a processor of a printer for reducing consumables usage based on job size includes entering different settings for an n-up printing mode in the printer based on job size such that a job size of one page will be printed 1-up, or on a full page, by the printer, a job size of two and three pages will be printed 2-up, or on a half page, by the printer, and a job size of four pages will printed 4-up, or on a quarter page, by the printer and/or entering a threshold setting for a duplex printing mode in the printer based on job size such that a job size below the threshold will be printed in a simplex mode whereas job size at or above the threshold will be printed in a duplex mode. The method also includes enabling user selection of n-up setting or threshold setting for jobs of predetermined size.07-01-2010
20110149304Image Output Control System, Image Processing Device, and Image Processing Method - In an image output control system, an image processing device makes image data subjected to a preset series of image processing and supplies processed image data to an image output device to output a resulting image. The image processing device collects a number of pixels among pixels constituting the image to one pixel group, specifies a number of dots to be created in the pixel group, and outputs dot number data representing the specified number of dots to be created in the pixel group to the image output device, which stores multiple priority orders of pixels for dot formation in each pixel group. The image output device receives the output dot number data, selects one priority order among the stored multiple priority orders, determines position of each dot-on pixel in each pixel group, and actually creates a dot at the determined position of each dot-on pixel, so as to output a resulting image. Even when an image includes a large number of pixels, this arrangement ensures quick data supply and thereby high-speed image output.06-23-2011
20110085183IMAGE PROCESSOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Inputted image data is converted to M number of multi-value data having a lower resolution than the inputted image data, and after quantization processing has been performed for each of the M number of multi-value data, an image is printed by M number of relative movements (M-pass printing) that corresponds to the M number of quantized data. By doing so, when compared with the case in which a resolution reduction process is not performed, it is possible to suppress the number of pixels that become the object of quantization processing, and it becomes possible to output an image with no fluctuation in image density or density unevenness without a decrease in the processing speed.04-14-2011
20120307261PRINT CONTROL DEVICE, PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A print control device includes a prohibition determination unit, when a first sheet size of a sheet stored in a printing device is different from a second sheet size designated by an operator, preventing, when determining that the second sheet size of the sheet can be generated by cutting the sheet having the first sheet size, an execution of a post process function other than cutting in the printing device; and a workflow generation unit generating a workflow including operational steps of causing a cutting device to cut the sheet having the first sheet size to obtain the sheet having the second sheet size, and causing a functional device other than the cutting device to perform the post process function on the printing output after cutting the sheet having the first sheet size.12-06-2012
20120307262PRINTING CONTROL PROGRAM PRODUCT, PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, AND PRINTING SYSTEM - A printing control program product is disclosed, which causes a computer to function as a printer control unit; a printing conditions control processing unit; and an overall control unit which, for a printing job with a determined result of not matching, when a size of a sheet onto which printing is to be made can be generated by cutting a mounted sheet, arranges picture drawing data of a printed output in a layout suitable for the size of the sheet onto which the printing is to be made by cutting the mounted sheet, along the layout after the printing, and generating the printed output.12-06-2012
20110149303CONTROLLING DEVICE - A controlling device may perform an image process on specific image data so as to generate processed image data, select a process mode from a plurality of process modes, including a first process mode and a second process mode, and perform the image process according to the selected process mode. The first process mode may be for performing the image process by performing, in order to compensate variability of discharging amounts of the liquid droplets discharged from the plurality of nozzles, a specific process on a target pixel within target image data using correction data for a target nozzle. The target nozzle may be to form a dot at a position on a print medium corresponding to the target pixel. The second process mode may be for performing the image process by performing the specific process on the target pixel within target image data without using the correction data for the target nozzle.06-23-2011
20110063630INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - Bleed widths are set for finishing pages. Bleed regions including the finishing pages are determined based on the set bleed widths for the finishing pages, and the size of the finishing page. The allocation of manuscript data is determined to align the center of the manuscript data to be allocated to that of each determined bleed region.03-17-2011
20110063629IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives an image in gray-level representation with respect to a pixel; a determination unit that determines a deviation direction of a pixel value of the pixel in the image received by the reception unit; and a processing unit that performs processing on the image received by the reception unit based on the deviation direction determined by the determination unit.03-17-2011
20120044507IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRINTING REDUCTION IMAGE THEREOF - A method reducing an image size of an image printed by an image forming apparatus includes determining whether a line width of an unprintable line will be compensated when it is determined that there is the unprintable line, rendering an object based on image data in which a result of determining whether the line width will be compensated is reflected, and performing a reduction printing operation of the object based on the rendering result.02-23-2012
20120008152COPY-FORGERY-INHIBITED PATTERN IMAGE GENERATION METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A combination of a latent-image pattern which forms a latent-image part and a background pattern that forms a background-image part is determined so that the latent-image part and background-image part have equal print densities. The determined latent-image pattern and background pattern, color information used to determine a color of the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image, input image information as an image to be processed, copy-forgery-inhibited pattern basic information used to designate the latent-image part and background-image part, and camouflage region designation image information used to designate a camouflage region are input. A copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image is generated on the basis of the input information.01-12-2012
20120008151BRAILLE COPY MACHINE USING IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES - A Braille Copy Machine includes a processor configured to detect at least one Braille cell from a scanned image of an original Braille document. The detecting includes determining a coordinate and a code for the at least one Braille cell. The Braille Copy Machine also includes an embosser configured to create an embossed copy of the original Braille document based on the determined coordinate and code for the at least one Braille cell.01-12-2012
20120206737IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD FOR CORRECTING REGISTRATION DEVIATION - Since memory access is performed on a large number or discontinuous address regions, the performance of memory access is significantly degraded; in a system that performs high speed image formation, registration deviation cannot be corrected. Sub scanning position information corresponding to the profile of registration deviation is set, and image correction processing is divided into two stages, high resolution correction processing using line buffers formed with a memory which allows high speed random access and low resolution correction processing using a memory whose capacity is easily increased.08-16-2012
20120062907IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus sets a variable-magnification ratio of image data, discriminates whether or not the set variable-magnification ratio is larger than a predetermined threshold value, and decides a memory size of a memory device for storing the image data in accordance with a discrimination result in the discriminating. The Apparatus stores the image data of an amount corresponding to the decided memory size into the memory device, and executes a variable-magnification process to the image data stored in the memory device by using the set variable-magnification ratio.03-15-2012
20120154829METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGE SCALING - A controller for scaling an input image is provided. The controller selects a pixel neighborhood that includes a plurality of pixels neighboring a pixel. The controller compares at least part of the pixel neighborhood to a pattern. If the pattern is present in the pixel neighborhood, the controller applies a scaling algorithm to at least a portion of the pixel neighborhood in order to obtain a scaled image. The controller also selects another pixel neighborhood that includes a plurality of pixels neighboring a pixel in the scaled image, and compares at least part of the another pixel neighborhood to another pixel pattern. If the another pixel pattern is present in the another pixel neighborhood, the controller applies a correction algorithm to at least a portion of the another pixel neighborhood in order to obtain a processed scaled image.06-21-2012
20120154827LINE-HEAD CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND LINE-HEAD CONTROL METHOD - A line-head control device that controls a line head includes: a calculation unit that divides image data into a plurality of areas in sub-scanning direction and calculates a printing percentage for each of the areas; an allocation unit that allocates a total correction amount, for correcting magnification of the image data in the sub-scanning direction, to the areas according to the printing percentage for each of the areas calculated by the calculation unit; and a control unit that changes an emission period of the light emitted from the line head so as to satisfy a partial correction amount that is an allocation of the total correction amount to each of the areas, exposes the image carrier to the light emitted from the line head with the changed light emission period, thereby causing a latent image to be formed on the image carrier based on the image data.06-21-2012
20120154828IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An image forming apparatus is for forming an image with the use of image data items having different resolutions that are input to the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a controller unit configured to store the image data items having different resolutions, and report image format information of the image data items; resolution conversion units configured to convert the image data items having different resolutions acquired from the controller unit to have the same resolution, based on the image format information reported from the controller unit; and an image forming unit configured to form the image with the use of the image data items that have been converted by the resolution conversion units to have the same resolution.06-21-2012
20120105873INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PRINTING CONTROL METHOD - When draw data that has been created by an application program is spooled, whether the resolution of the draw data is to be lowered is decided. If it is decided that the resolution of the draw data is to be lowered, printer information in which the resolution of print data to be spooled has been lowered is returned and spooling is performed at the lowered resolution. The draw data thus spooled is rasterized into a raster image at a resolution that conforms to the resolution of an image forming device, and the raster image that has been rasterized is output to a printer to thereby form an image.05-03-2012
20120300227APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SEGMENTING AN IMAGE IN AN IMAGE CODING AND/OR DECODING SYSTEM - An apparatus usable in an image encoding and/or decoding system includes a segmentation unit to convert a first image of a first resolution into a second image of a second resolution, to segment the second image of the second resolution with one or more blocks of a binary mask layer having a foreground and a background, and to convert the segmented second image into a third image of a third resolution as a segmented image.11-29-2012
20120300225METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY SCALING PRINT JOBS IN AN IMAGE PRODUCTION DEVICE - A method for automatically scaling print jobs in an image production device network may include receiving a request to print a print job using a particular media sheet size a particular image production device, determining a size of media in one or more media trays in the particular image production device, determining if the size of the media in the requested print job matches the determined media size in one of the one or more media trays, wherein if it is determined that the size of the media in the requested print job does not match the determined media size in one of the one or more media trays, determining the media size in the one or more media trays closest to the print job media sheet size, scaling the requested print job to the determined closest media size, and printing the requested print job on the determined closest media sheet size from one of the one or more media trays.11-29-2012
20120162669IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus including: a density-correction-data generation unit generating density correction data by causing the sensor to read a density correction chart formed on the sheet by an image forming unit; a storage unit storing the generated density correction data in connection with a sheet type; a density correction unit reading the density correction data corresponding to the sheet type used for printing from the storage unit, and making density correction of image data to be printed based on the density correction data; an image stabilization control unit performing image stabilization control for adjusting process conditions of the image forming unit; and a regeneration control unit controlling the density-correction-data generation unit to regenerate the density correction data stored in the storage unit if the image stabilization control is performed.06-28-2012
20120162668METHOD OF PRINTING A TEXT WITH AN APPARATUS USING CHANNELS - A method of printing a text with an apparatus using channels is provided. The method includes determining whether print data corresponds to a specified text by determining similarities between channels of print data, and determining a degree of flatness of one of the channels, searching for a boundary area in the print data if the print data is determined to correspond to the specified text, and reducing some of the channels at the boundary area, and compensating for the one of the channels by a density of the reduced channels if the print data is determined to correspond to the specified text.06-28-2012
20100245852APPLICATION FUNCTION EXTENSION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - According to an embodiment of the present invention, in a plug-in of a general use application, sheet size information and margin information set by the application are calculated by using a scaling factor at the time of an expansion or reduction printing. The calculated sheet size information and margin information are reconfigured into the application.09-30-2010
20110001990IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING COLOR BALANCE - An image forming apparatus is capable of adjusting a print density with a plurality of set values including a first set value and a second set value. The image forming apparatus includes a storage unit for storing a first density as a target value of the print density; a density detection unit for detecting a second density as a print density of an image printed on a transfer medium; and a control unit for adjusting the print density. The control unit compares the first density and the second density, and calculates a first correction value applied to one of the first set value and the second set value for correcting the second density to the first density according to a density difference generation condition determined in advance. The control unit corrects the first set value or the second set value according to the first correction value for adjusting color balance.01-06-2011
20110001989METHOD FOR SCANNING AND ENLARGING SELECTED AREAS OF A PRINTED PAGE - Systems and methods of scanning, enlarging, and printing one or more selected areas of a document are disclosed. The systems and methods include an imaging device that partitions a document into a plurality of grid areas and receives, from a user, a selection for one or more of the grid areas to be enlarged and printed. The imaging device further receives or determines an enlarged output size for the selected grid areas. The imaging device scans the document to form digital images corresponding to the selected grid areas, and adjusts and enlarges the digital images to equate to the enlarged output size. A printer of the imaging device outputs the enlarged digital images on paper of the output size.01-06-2011
20120127490ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD - An electronic apparatus includes a communication unit to communicate with other electronic apparatuses and a license management apparatus; a license file management unit to obtain license files from the license management apparatus; a license information management unit to manage license information to determine licensed software programs; an apparatus management unit to manage apparatus-related information including component parts information; and a license distribution management unit. The license distribution management unit confirms that licensed software programs are present. When transferring licenses for the confirmed software programs, the license distribution management unit requests and obtains the license information and the apparatus-related information from the other electronic apparatuses. The license distribution management unit conducts a searching process to identify the electronic apparatuses to which licenses are allowed to be transferred based on the obtained license information and apparatus-related information from the other electronic apparatuses, and transfers the licenses to the identified electronic apparatuses.05-24-2012
20120127489Data Processing Program and Data Processor - A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a set of program instructions installed on and executed by a computer. The set of program instructions includes (a) acquiring a layout image size where the layout image is generated based on an original image data, the size of the layout image is specified by base data, and the base data represents graphical image in which the layout image is arranged and includes location data that specifies a location at which the original image data is stored, (b) acquiring an original image size, (c) determining whether the original image size is greater than the layout image size, (d) setting the original image as a print target when the original image size is greater than the layout image size, and (e) generating a print instruction instructing to print the original image set as the print target in a size larger than the layout size.05-24-2012
20100214574COPYING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM - A copying apparatus for copying an image of an original document on a recording paper, the copying apparatus includes: a reading section that transports paper, which is an original document or recording paper and is placed on a paper placing section capable of containing the paper, and reads a size and an image of the paper; a printing section that performs printing on the paper and discharges the paper; a switching transport section that switches transporting of the paper, of which the image is read by the reading section, to the printing section side and discharging of the paper.08-26-2010
20110181895IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Conventionally in a case of storing image data in an HDD, JPEG compression is executed to the image data for reducing the data size thereof and then the image data is stored. However, there are some cases where when the JPEG compression is executed to the image data including the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern and the like, degradation in image quality occurs. In regard to the image data including the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern and the like, the halftone processing is executed by the halftone processing unit without irreversible compression. Therefore, the image data can be stored in the HDD and like in a state of being small in a data size and with the image degradation restricted.07-28-2011
20120212751IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus which forms a halftone image on a print medium (08-23-2012
20120133959IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes an image formation stopping unit that, in a case of comparing the length of recording paper to actually be fed with the length of recording paper set and having determined that the recording paper length detected by a recording paper length detecting unit is shorter than the length of the recording paper input through a recording paper size inputting unit, causes an image forming operation to a photoconductor by the image forming unit to stop before an image formation length in a vertical scanning direction by the image forming unit reaches a recording paper length according to the recording paper length detecting unit.05-31-2012
20120314228DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus that controls a display unit to display, as a preview image, an image to be printed on a print medium by a printing apparatus that includes a function for adjusting a conveyance amount to convey a print medium in a conveyance direction by increasing or decreasing the conveyance amount as compared to a reference conveyance amount when an image of a designated size is printed acquires an adjustment amount of the conveyance amount and changes a size of the preview image with respect to the conveyance direction according to the acquired adjustment amount.12-13-2012
20120314227IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS IN WHICH TONE CORRECTION SETTING IS CONTROLLED - An apparatus includes a forming unit; a reading unit; a conversion unit converting a signal corresponding to the image read by the reading unit into a signal indicating a density value; a correction unit performing tone correction on the density value of the signal output by the conversion unit; and a control unit controlling a tone correction setting in the tone correction unit by controlling the reading unit to read a tone correction image that was formed on a recording material by the forming unit. When controlling the tone correction setting, the control unit further changes a setting for image formation in the forming unit and a setting for conversion into a density value in the conversion unit according to the recording material used in the control of the tone correction setting.12-13-2012
20120170060CLOUD-BASED PRINTING - A method includes: receiving, by a user device (UD), a print job associated with an electronic document (ED) for printing on a printer; identifying, by the UD and within ED, a first element having a first processing requirement and a second element having a second processing requirement; comparing, by the UD, the first processing requirement with multiple processing requirements supported by the printer; generating, by the UD, a skeleton ED by replacing the first element in the ED with a coded marker; sending, by the UD, the skeleton ED to a rasterization service; sending, by the UD, the first image to the printer, where the printer receives a rasterized version of the skeleton ED from the rasterization service, generates a processed element by executing the first processing requirement against the first element, and generates the HD by replacing a marker in the rasterized version with the processed element.07-05-2012
20110188057INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A processor divides objects laid out on a page into a plurality of blocks, and extracts a table block from the plurality of blocks. Then, for the table block, the processor executes margin reduction processing for reducing the blank portion between objects included in the table block.08-04-2011
20100225933PAPER SIZE SUPPORT FOR A PRINT SYSTEM - Techniques are provided for allowing a print driver to recognize a paper size that is not supported by the print driver. A printing device informs the print driver (executing on a client device) that an input tray of the printing device supports a particular paper size. Alternatively, the printing device informs the print driver that a feature and/or option supported by the printing device has changed. The print driver requests the new paper size (or the set of features and options) from the printing device. The print driver receives the new paper size data from the printing device and updates its user interface to allow a user to select the new paper size as a supportable option.09-09-2010
20090086218PRINTER - When performing marginless printing for content data of a size which is the same as the sheet size, white streaks occur in the print result due to a convey error. Further, when object-data items included in the content data are simply magnified, a necessary object-data item may not be printed partly and/or entirely. Therefore, the present invention provides a printer magnifying the object-data items included in the content data appropriately on the printer side. The sheet size described in the content data is compared to the size of a sheet set in the printer and the content data is magnified so that an object-data item such as a text-data item considered as necessary for a user does not extend off the sheet size.04-02-2009
20100007897DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A document processing apparatus and method, the method including: selecting a document to be printed; displaying a user interface; setting at least one a number of vertical lines per inch value and a brush pattern expansion value, via the displayed user interface; and converting the document into printing data, according to the set value.01-14-2010
20120257221IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An image processing device for determining whether to carry out color printing or monochrome printing to achieve a printing operation on a print sheet based on an original document, the device including: a determination area obtaining unit configured to automatically obtain a partial area of the original document estimated to be printed on the print sheet; and a color/monochrome determination unit configured to carry out the determination with using image data of the obtained partial area.10-11-2012
20090015848APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CALCULATING RESOLUTION - An apparatus and method of calculating a resolution. The method of calculating a resolution includes selecting a region having an edge from a test chart, calculating a spatial frequency response (SFR) of an image forming device that has printed the test chart from the selected region, setting a frequency that corresponds to a principal SFR among the calculated SFRs of the image forming device as a principal frequency of the SFR of the image forming device, and judging the set principal frequency as the resolution of the image forming device.01-15-2009
20110122425Technique for Image Data Recording - In an image output control system, an image processing device processes image data in accordance with a preset series of image processing and supplies processed image data to an image output device, which outputs the processed image. The image processing device determines the number of dots to be created in each pixel group, which has a preset number of multiple pixels included in an image, and outputs the number of dots as dot number data to the output device. In response to the dot number data, the output device selects one among multiple options for a priority order of individual pixels included in each pixel group, determines the positions of dot-on pixels in the pixel group, and creates dots at the determined positions of the dot-on pixels to output an image. In the image output control system, the image processing device supplies the dot number data to the output device.05-26-2011
20110122424OUTBOUND DOCUMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-based system and method enables an item to be mailed by providing a web site offering access to a mail delivery program, receiving a request for delivering the item with Extra service status, printing an identification number and a postage mark using the program based on address, postage, and other information entered by a customer, and sending an electronic data transmission to a postal service server informing the postal service that the identification number corresponds to the Extra service request. When the postal service receives the item, it accesses its computer records to locate the identification number. Delivery is then performed based on one or more Extra services requested and a corresponding electronic return receipt is made accessible to the mailing party, either by e-mail or on a web site. The postage mark and identification number may be printed on a label affixed to the item or may be printed directly on the item along with other information.05-26-2011
20100328686IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - When printing by generating a composite low-frequency image based on an input image, performing dodging processing, and changing a size of the input image to an output image size, if the output image size is much smaller than the input image size, wastefulness occurs in the composite processing of the low-frequency image, and the overall performance of the printing process deteriorates. To solve these problems, a plurality of blurry images having a different blurriness level from an input image are generated, print setting information to be used in printing of the input image is input, a size of a composite low-frequency image is calculated based on the print setting information, a composite low-frequency image is generated in the calculated size from the plurality of blurry images, and dodging processing is performed on the input image using the generated composite low-frequency image.12-30-2010
20100328685IMAGE-PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE-PROCESSING METHOD - An image-processing device includes: an acquiring unit that acquires image data representing a document which includes a plurality of pages; an extracting unit that extracts, from the acquired image data, a character area in a first page that is at least one of the plurality of pages; and an output unit that outputs first partial image data within the extracted character area associated with the acquired image data of a second page other than the first page, the second page determined by having a character area corresponding to the extracted character area in the first page.12-30-2010
20100328684COLOR DETECTION DURING DOCUMENT ANALYSIS PRIOR TO PRINTING - In a print shop system including a plurality of printers and a print shop management server which manages print jobs, an improved method is described for detecting color components in a document page for purposes of assigning the document to appropriate printers for printing. First, each page element is analyzed without rasterizing the page. If a raster image is colored, its location and size are added to an image information list. If a non-raster graphical element overlaps a raster image previously stored in the image information list, the overlapped raster image is removed from the list. After analyzing all page elements of the page, if any raster image remains in the image information list, the page is marked as colored. Otherwise, the page is rasterized to detect colored using a conventional method. The resolution used for page rasterization may be controlled by a user.12-30-2010
20080297810IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image forming apparatus comprises a scaling correction circuit that corrects scaling in a sub-scanning direction of image data according to scaling data, a screen processing circuit that, of image data whose scaling in the sub-scanning direction has been corrected by the scaling correction circuit, performs screen processing on image data included in a screen area; and an image forming unit that forms an image based on the image data that has been processed by the screen processing circuit. The scaling correction circuit changes the scaling in the sub-scanning direction such that a pixel arrangement of the screen area after the scaling is changed becomes a pixel arrangement of image data before the scaling was changed.12-04-2008
20120327431IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - In an image processing apparatus for subjecting objects to rendering processing, it is determined whether edges overlap at the same starting position where the objects are overlaid. If it is determined that the edges overlap, then the overlapping edges are eliminated.12-27-2012
20120327432PRINT CONTROLLING APPARATUS HAVING A DIRECT PRINT FUNCTION - A print controlling apparatus is provided having a direct print function for receiving and printing an electronic document on a printing region of a record medium. The apparatus includes a first obtaining section for obtaining page size information indicating the page size of the received electronic document, a second obtaining section for obtaining medium size information indicating the medium size of the record medium, a comparing and judging section for judging whether the page size information matches with the medium size information upon comparing the page size information with the medium size information, and a controlling section for generating inside region printing data corresponding to the printing region from inside region image data corresponding to the printing region of the recording medium among the received image data where the page size information matches with the medium size information, for preventing the electronic document from being unnecessarily reduced.12-27-2012
20110235064PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing control apparatus determines a size of a recording medium based on an instruction to print an image of a predetermined size in the recording medium. A control unit causes application software to generate data to be printed having a size corresponding to the number of pages and the size of one page according to the instruction, causes a printer driver to generate print data based on the generated data to be printed corresponding to the size of the recording medium and the number of pages by registering the determined size of the recording medium in the printer driver and by designating processing for generating the print data of a size corresponding the size of the recording medium according to the instruction, and causes the printer driver to execute processing for printing the image of the number of pages on the recording medium of the size.09-29-2011
20110235062IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus is provided. A density conversion component converts a density of a transparent color material so that a total amount of a plurality of color materials is smaller than a predetermined first amount when it is determined that the total amount of the plurality of color materials is larger than the predetermined first amount and when the transparent color material is included in the plurality of color materials. A density ratio calculation component calculates a ratio between a density before converting the density of the transparent color material and a density after converting the density of the transparent material. A reporting component reports that the ratio of the density is smaller than a predetermined second amount when determining that the ratio of the density is smaller than the predetermined second amount.09-29-2011
20100231930Dividing an original image output from a printer across multiple pieces of paper - A print data compiling device has a first unit, a second unit and a compiling unit. The first unit specifies a size of an original arbitrarily. The second unit divides image generated based on image data. The image data is generated based on a size of paper on which the image is to be printed and the specified original size. The compiling unit compiles print data for printing the divided image on the paper, based on the size of paper, the image data, and the divided image.09-16-2010
20100231929IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus has an area sensor unit that reads image data corresponding to a plurality of frames shifted from each other by a shift of less than one pixel, an inclination angle acquiring unit that acquires an inclination angle with respect to a reference installation position of the area sensor, an angle correcting unit that corrects the inclination of the image data corresponding to a plurality of frames read by the area sensor unit by using the acquired inclination angle, and a high-resolution conversion unit that provides image data the resolution of which is higher than the resolution of the read image data by using the image data corresponding to a plurality of frames the inclination of which has been corrected by the angle correcting unit to perform interpolation processing.09-16-2010
20120086956PRINTING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus for printing a tint block image including a latent image and a background image on a sheet includes a first receiving unit configured to receive latent printing density of the latent image, a second receiving unit configured to receive background printing density of the background image, a changing unit configured to change the latent printing density and the background printing density according to the type or the size of sheets to be used in printing, and a printing unit configured to print the tint block image on the sheet according to the changed latent printing density and the changed background printing density.04-12-2012
20120086955IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS WITH CALIBRATION FUNCTION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A problem that multiple apparatuses execute their calibration all at the same timing occurs in a case where the apparatuses obtain the same environmental condition information from an environment sensor shared among the apparatuses. To solve this, an image processing apparatus: obtains environmental condition information from an environment detection device, the environment detection device sending detected environmental condition information to image processing apparatuses; holds a correction interval adjustment value for adjusting a calibration execution timing; and determines the calibration execution timing by using the held correction interval adjustment value, if it is judged based on the environmental condition information that calibration is necessary. The image processing apparatus then performs the calibration at the determined timing to correct the colors on output images.04-12-2012
20110292408PRINTER AND METHOD THEREOF - A standalone printer includes a configuration module, a screen, a process module, and a print module. The configuration module can arrange two digital images in a print layout. The screen is configured to display a preview of the print layout with the two digital images. The process module is configured to decode the print layout of the two digital images into a raster image along a decoding orientation. The print module is configured to print the raster image along the decoding orientation. The process module is configured to stream partial raster image to the print module when decoding the print layout. The printer module is configured to print received partial raster image.12-01-2011
20120092684PRINTING DEVICE AND PRINTING METHOD - The invention includes a dot formation section having nozzle rows of lined up nozzles, and adapted for forming a plurality of dot lines of a plurality of lined-up dots by ejecting ink from the nozzle rows while bringing about relative movement of the nozzle rows and a medium; a detection section for detecting dot width in a given dot line; and a correction value adjustment section for comparing dot width detected by the detection section and dot width stored in a storage section, and respectively correcting concentration correction values in the correction data according to the comparison results.04-19-2012
20130016366IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PERFORMING COMBINE PRINTINGAANM SAWADA; KenichiAACI Toyohashi-shiAACO JPAAGP SAWADA; Kenichi Toyohashi-shi JPAANM KUNO; TakatsuguAACI Toyokawa-shiAACO JPAAGP KUNO; Takatsugu Toyokawa-shi JPAANM IMAMURA; MasahiroAACI Toyokawa-shiAACO JPAAGP IMAMURA; Masahiro Toyokawa-shi JPAANM TOMITA; AtsushiAACI Toyohashi-shiAACO JPAAGP TOMITA; Atsushi Toyohashi-shi JPAANM KURUMASA; YoichiAACI Toyokawa-shiAACO JPAAGP KURUMASA; Yoichi Toyokawa-shi JPAANM NISHIMURA; RyosukeAACI Toyokawa-shiAACO JPAAGP NISHIMURA; Ryosuke Toyokawa-shi JPAANM TOKUMOTO; TetsuyaAACI Toyokawa-shiAACO JPAAGP TOKUMOTO; Tetsuya Toyokawa-shi JP - When an instruction for combine setting is accepted, a reduction ratio of an original image is set as a first reduction ratio based on an orientation of the original image and an orientation of output paper. When an instruction to change the reduction ratio for the previewed original image is accepted, if a reduction ratio after the change (a second reduction ratio) falls within a prescribed range from the first reduction ratio, the first reduction ratio is set as a reduction ratio of the original image for arranging onto a sheet of output paper in combination.01-17-2013
20130016365IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FORMING IMAGES IN ACCORDANCE WITH IMAGE FORMING CONDITIONSAANM Zaima; NobuhikoAACI Kashiwa-shiAACO JPAAGP Zaima; Nobuhiko Kashiwa-shi JP - A processor determines a combination of the result of a comparison between a statistical value indicating the graininess of small dots and a predetermined reference value SDa and the result of a comparison between a statistical value indicating the graininess of large dots and a predicted value SDp. This combination shows which factors degrade image quality and which image forming conditions should be corrected and to what extent. Thus, the processor selects the image forming conditions to be corrected based on a combination of these comparison results, determines their correction values, and corrects the selected image forming conditions using the correction values. This makes it possible to properly correct the image forming conditions that correspond to the factors affecting image quality.01-17-2013
20130016367DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CALIBRATING PRINT DATA TO REDUCE INK CONSUMPTION - An ink reduction rate is set in accordance with the type of image and the type of recording medium. For example, when a photograph is to be printed on a glossy paper with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 10%. When a photograph is to be printed on a plain paper with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 25%. When a document is to be printed with low resolution, the ink reduction rate is set to 50%, irrespective of the type of recording paper.01-17-2013
20130016364CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUMAANM TANAKA; SatoshiAACI KanagawaAACO JPAAGP TANAKA; Satoshi Kanagawa JP - A control apparatus includes an operation section, a correction section, and a controller. The operation section performs an operation for forming an image having a predetermined density. The correction section corrects a value of the density. In a case where an image formation condition is switched from a first image formation condition to a second image formation condition, when image formation under the second image formation condition is to be performed on at least a predetermined number of recording media or to be performed for at least a predetermined period, the controller performs control so that the correction section executes a process of correcting the value. When the image formation is not to be performed on at least the predetermined number of recording media or not to be performed for at least the predetermined period, the controller performs control so that the correction section does not execute the process.01-17-2013
20110157608IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus stores pixel data of an input image in a storage apparatus after performing resolution conversion encoding, and performs a pixel interpolation process after reading out the pixel data stored in the storage apparatus and performing resolution conversion decoding. The image processing apparatus determines, when resolution conversion encoding the pixel data of the input image, whether a resolution of the pixel data will decrease due to the pixel interpolation process, based on attribute information indicating an attribute of the pixel data, and performs processing to decrease the resolution of the pixel data in the resolution conversion encoding, if it is determined that the resolution will decrease.06-30-2011
20110157606IMAGE PRINTING SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - There are provided an image printing system and an image processing method which can perform printing control for a unit pixel without losing a positional relationship between a dot arrangement pattern and a mask pattern even when index processing and mask processing are executed independently from each other. For this purpose, an index start position command (06-30-2011
20110157605METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING INK PILE HEIGHT - A method and apparatus for adjusting estimated ink pile height to reduce the frequency and effects of a defect known as a halo defect. An estimated ink pile height profile of ink to be deposited on a surface in an area of image data having a foreground and a background is determined. The estimated ink pile height profile has a foreground color area including a top color component and at least one non-top color component in the foreground. Then, the estimated height profile is adjusted if the difference between the pile heights of the foreground and background is greater than a threshold condition.06-30-2011
20130021620PRINTING METHOD, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND MEDIUM - A printing method includes forming on a medium a test pattern including a first patch, a second patch, and a plurality of patches interposed between the first patch and the second patch in such a way that the patches are aligned in a predetermined direction, scanning the test pattern with an optical sensor along the predetermined direction. Widths of the first and second patches in the predetermined direction and widths thereof in an intersectional direction intersecting the predetermined direction are greater than a spot size of the optical sensor. The width of each of the plurality of patches in the intersectional direction is greater than the spot size, and the width of each of the plurality of patches in the predetermined direction is smaller than the spot size.01-24-2013
20100060908PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A method for controlling printing for causing a printing apparatus which can print on a sheet of paper having a size other than a predetermined size to print data generated by an application capable of allocating pages corresponding to a sheet of paper having the predetermined size to a printing area includes setting a first paper size to the application in which a predetermined printing area is determined, acquiring a second paper size corresponding to the predetermined printing area and setting the second paper size to the application based on page allocation of the first paper size to the predetermined printing area, and notifying a printer driver of the second paper size. Consequently, printing can be performed by a simple operation so that print data suitably fits into a page width of a sheet of paper, even when a printing area aspect ratio can be arbitrarily determined.03-11-2010
20080225306IMPOSITION SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DRIVERS FOR PRINTER PRODUCTS - Imposition system and drivers for printer products prepare a document for printing by receiving an electronic document to be printed, determining a smallest font size of the text of at least a portion of the document; determining a scale factor for at least one portion of the document based on the smallest font size and a predetermined minimum font size; and scaling at least a portion of the document by the scale factor.09-18-2008
20130176577Variable Resolution Printer - A variable resolution print system is provided. The system includes a variable resolution printer coupled to a positional encoder and a configuration module. The position encoder provides a pulse train to a controller in the variable resolution printer, the pulse train representing the movement of a target relative to the printer. A user of the print system enters or sets a desired. resolution for printing via the configuration module. The controller calculates the difference between pulses in the pulse train. The controller then determines an adjustment to the calculate difference based on the desired resolution. The adjustment is used to generate a pulse train that actuates one or more print head of the printer.07-11-2013
20080218774Configurable printer for different locations and methods of configuring a printer for different locations - A configurable printer for different locations and methods for configuring a printer for different locations are provided. The printer includes memory loaded with different versions of firmware. Each version of firmware may enable a different printer configuration for a corresponding location. The printer also includes an interface for accepting a signal from a control device. The signal may comprise instructions to the printer to load a particular version of the firmware that corresponds to the location of the control device.09-11-2008
20120250036LAYOUT TEMPLATE, LAYOUT DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, AND LAYOUT DATA GENERATING METHOD AND PROGRAM - In an area data group of a layout template, information pieces regarding a working-plate area, a paper area, a prepress-working area, a folding area, and a page area are defined as variables. Furthermore, in an accessory data group, the positions of accessories to be associated with the above respective areas are each defined as the relative position of the accessory with respect to a reference point set in a reference area with which the accessory is associated. This enables a layout data generating apparatus to readily respond to a change in printing conditions, such as a change in the size of the page area or the paper area, and quickly generate layout data.10-04-2012
20130100463MOBILE APPARATUS AND PRINT CONTROLLING METHOD - A mobile apparatus is disclosed. The mobile apparatus includes a user interface unit which is selected with a web page to be printed, an obtaining unit which obtains a size of the selected web page, a calculating unit which calculates a plurality of capture areas regarding the web page based on the obtained size of the web page so that there is not repeated area, an image processing unit which generates a capture image regarding the web page per calculated plurality of capture area, and combines the generated capture images to generate a print image, and a communication interface unit which transmits the generated print image to the image forming apparatus.04-25-2013
20110267627MONITOR CAPABLE OF PROVIDING A PREDETERMINED FORMAT AND METHOD THEREOF - A monitor capable of providing predetermined format: the monitor includes, an on screen display (OSD), an input device, and a processor. The OSD has a predetermined format drawing module for drawing a predetermined format in at least one size. The input device is used for inputting a selected signal. The processor is used for receiving the selected signal, and executing the predetermined format drawing module for drawing a predetermined format on the panel of the monitor. The starting position of the predetermined format can be at any position on the panel of monitor, and the predetermined format corresponds to the variety actual size of the standard photos or the standard documents the standard letter or grids format.11-03-2011
20130169978APPLICATION FUNCTION EXTENSION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - According to an embodiment of the present invention, in a plug-in of a general use application, sheet size information and margin information set by the application are calculated by using a scaling factor at the time of an expansion or reduction printing. The calculated sheet size information and margin information are reconfigured into the application.07-04-2013
20130169977COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE DEVICE STORING PAGE-LAYOUT PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A technique is presented for making effective use of sheets when the total number of pages to be printed on a sheet is changed after the number of pages per sheet was originally specified. In one aspect, the technique is implemented on an apparatus that accepts a specified number of pages per sheet, obtains a page group having a number of pages, determines whether the number of pages in the page group has changed, changes the specified number of pages per sheet when the number of pages in the page group has changed, and generates output data of the pages with the specified number of pages when the number of pages in the page group has not been changed, and generates the changed number of pages when the number has been changed.07-04-2013
20130169976Print Control Device and Computer-Readable Storage Medium Storing A Program - A print control device may include a control device configured to identify a data type of print target data obtained from a clipboard, generate print data based on the print target data in accordance with a print setting appropriate for the identified data type, and send the generated print data to a printing apparatus.07-04-2013
20130128286INK USE AMOUNT EVALUATION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND INKJET APPARATUS - When image is formed by a liquid ejection head, input image data is subjected to conversion processing including tone conversion using a first look-up table (LUT) and density correction or non-uniformity correction in nozzle units using second LUTs. Ink use amount in image formation is predicted from reduced image data which is generated from the input image data. In this, the calculation is made more efficient by applying a third LUT which is compiled according to requirements from the second LUTs, to the reduced image data, rather than using the second LUTs directly. Since the image conversion processing is carried out which combines the first LUT for tone conversion and the third LUT corresponding to the non-uniformity correction, and the ink amount distribution data is calculated from the reduced image data after the conversion, then it is possible to ascertain an accurate ink amount which reflects the image adjustment conditions.05-23-2013
20130135628CORRUGATED SHAPE PRINTING - A print execution unit may convey a sheet in a second direction intersecting with a first direction, in a state in which the sheet is deformed into a corrugated shape along the first direction. A print control apparatus may generate corrected image data from input image data by performing a correction process using correction data, and supply the corrected image data to the print execution unit. The correction process may be performed such that a density of first-type printed partial images printed in first-type areas on a sheet is different from a density of second-type printed partial images printed in second-type areas on an assumption that the input image data represents an image having constant tone values and the sheet is conveyed in a flat state without deformation. The first-type areas and the second-type areas extend along the second direction and are alternately arranged along the first direction.05-30-2013
20130141738IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH REAL-SIZE PREVIEW FUNCTION, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus which is capable of executing real-size preview of image data which does not have output sheet size information or resolution information. The image forming apparatus stores a plurality of data items therein. A printer section prints a data item selected from the stored data items. A controller unit determines whether or not the selected data item has sheet size information. When it is determined that the selected data item does not have sheet size information, the controller unit prompts the user to select a sheet size for printing of the selected data item via a console section. An image for real-size preview is generated from the selected data item based on a sheet size selected via the console section, and displayed on the console section.06-06-2013
20110273728IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND PROGRAM - To perform variable magnification processing of an image while a change in an impression of an image and a processing load are suppressed. An image forming apparatus generates a normalized tile image in a tile image and calculates the number of the normalized tile images that can be arranged in a drawing region after variable magnification. If the number is not less than a first threshold value, data including a tile image in which the normalized tile images in the number are arranged in the drawing region after the variable magnification is generated as data after the variable magnification.11-10-2011
20080198390Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program - There is provided an image processing apparatus that lays out a layout image on a template image and outputs a resultant image to a print device. The image processing apparatus includes a template image storing unit that stores the template image, the aspect ratio of the template image, and information representing a resize area that is a part or the whole of the area of the template image and resizes the template image in the vertical or horizontal direction are stored in correspondence with one another, a paper aspect ratio storing unit that stores the aspect ratio of paper in correspondence with the type of the paper used by the print device, a template image designating unit that receives designation of the template image stored in the template image storing unit and displays the designated template image on a display screen, a paper designating unit that receives designation of the type of the paper used for the print device, and a resized template image generating unit that generates a resized template image in which the vertical or horizontal length of the template image is resized in accordance with a resize ratio by calculating at least one resize ratio between a vertical resize ratio and a horizontal resize ratio for matching the aspect ratio of the template image of which designation has been received by the template image designating unit to the aspect ratio of the paper of which designation has been received by the paper designating unit and resizing the resize area of the template image. The template image designating unit displays the resized template image generated by the resized template image generating unit on the display screen.08-21-2008
20110242551IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus that reduces the downtime due to image density control is provided. To accomplish this, the image forming apparatus obtains, using a sensor, background data at a plurality of measurement positions from a rotation member, and density data at a plurality of measurement positions from a patch image formed on the rotation member. Further, the image forming apparatus normalizes density data based on first background data and calculates first correction density data, and also normalizes density data based on second background data for which the measurement positions have been shifted from those of the first background data, calculates second correction density data, and acquires corrected density data in accordance with the first correction density data or the second correction density data that has a smaller variation.10-06-2011
20130148133IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set two pixels, one of which is adjacent to a processing target pixel in a vertical direction and the other of which is adjacent to the processing target pixel in a horizontal direction, as first determination pixels, and to set two pixels adjacent to and opposite across one of the two first determination pixels, as second determination pixels, and an output unit configured to output a black pixel for the processing target pixel, in a case where one of the first determination pixels is a black pixel and one of the second determination pixels is a black pixel.06-13-2013
20130148134IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - According to an aspect of the invention, an image processing apparatus includes a generating unit, a calculating unit, a receiving unit, and a changing unit. The generating unit generates a plurality of histograms of images with respect to each color based on an input image. The calculating unit calculates a plurality of first image densities of the images from the histograms. The receiving unit receives a content of image quality adjustment performed on the input image. The changing unit changes one of the histograms based on the content of the image quality adjustment. The one of the histogram corresponds to one of the images on which the image quality adjustment is performed. The calculating unit calculates a second image density corresponding to the one the images based on the one of the histogram changed by the changing unit.06-13-2013
20130135629METHOD OF PRE-PROCESSING DATA ON A HOST MACHINE FOR A HOST-BASED PRINT SYSTEM - The software on the host machine examines a pixel, either alone or in relation to adjacent pixels. Based on the image data contained in the pixel or group of pixels, a multi-bit value is generated that can be used by the printing device to easily reproduce the necessary detail of the original pixel. The multi-bit value also contains print engine control parameters to handle items such as toner miser mode, toner explosion, edge roll off, etc. The multi-bit value can be generated algorithmically by using a lookup table or by some combination of these methods.05-30-2013
20110235063IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus causes a printing executing section to perform a printing process using color-materials, the image processing apparatus includes: a first processing unit that performs a first image-processing by processing original image data in order to generate first processed image data; and a supplying unit, wherein the first processing unit includes: a calculating unit that calculates an index value relating an edge-intensity about a target pixel in object image data; and a correcting unit that corrects a value of the target pixel based on the index value of the edge-intensity, wherein the correcting unit corrects the value of the target pixel such that print-density of the target pixel increase if the target pixel is a first pixel, and wherein the correcting unit corrects the value of the target pixel such that print-density of the target pixel decrease if the target pixel is a second pixel.09-29-2011
20120257220IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a character identifying unit configured to identify character data of black from color image data; a character data generating unit configured to add character data of a color other than black to the character data of black as additional character data to generate combined character data; and a character data correcting unit configured to perform thinning process of making a line of a character of the additional character data thinner than a line of the character data of black.10-11-2012
20120274952Image Display Apparatus, Image Display System, and Image Display Control Program - Disclosed is an image display apparatus that sets a thinning rate, determined according to a designated display magnification ratio, with reference to plural display magnification ratio ranges, and a predetermined thinning rate determined in association with each display magnification ratio range, stores page image data, obtained from an apparatus storing information about the job, into a storage section by thinning page image data, pasts the thinned page image into a frame having a size according to the designated display magnification ratio, and displays the image pasted into the frame. When a display magnification ratio is changed within an identical display magnification ratio range, the image display apparatus pastes, by utilizing page image data according to a thinning rate before the change, the page image after magnifying it to fit into a frame having a size according to a display magnification ratio after the change.11-01-2012
20120274951INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INKJET PRINTING METHOD - A large and small dot distribution pattern is generated, for each chip, according to a large and small dot distribution ratio and ejection failure nozzle information. In doing so, a bias of large and small dot distribution ratio at a nozzle position including an ejection failure nozzle is set to be smaller than that at a nozzle position that does not including an ejection failure nozzle. Then, dot data to be printed by the ejection failure nozzle is equally distributed to large dot nozzles that can eject normally and small dot nozzles. By such a configuration, even if a plurality of printing chips have different printing characteristics, ejection failure compensation processing is performed to minimize image degradation caused by an unexpected ejection failure and an average ejection volume of each of the chips converge on a fixed target ejection volume, which leads to reduction of density unevenness among the chips.11-01-2012
20120274950IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises a reception unit configured to receive data with a first resolution, a correction unit configured to correct a coordinate system of the data with the first resolution into a coordinate system with a second resolution higher than the first resolution, a rendering unit configured to perform rendering processing for the data with the second resolution which is corrected to the coordinate system with the second resolution by the correction unit, and a resolution conversion unit configured to convert the data with the second resolution rendered by the rendering unit into the data with the first resolution by performing weighting calculation processing for a pixel in the data with the second resolution and a neighbor pixel of the pixel.11-01-2012
20120274949INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINT DATA GENERATING METHOD - An ink jet printing apparatus comprises a distributing unit configured to distribute print data for printing dot into data used for printing by first printing elements provided in a print head and data used for printing by second printing elements provided in the same print head, and a determining unit configured to, for the data used for printing by the respective parts of the printing element arrays of each of first and second print heads which have the overlapped print regions, determine a ratio between amount of the data used for printing by a combination of the first and second printing element arrays in the first print head and a combination of the first and second printing element arrays in the second print head.11-01-2012
20130155422PRODUCING CORRECTION DATA FOR PRINTER - Correction data is produced for density errors in prints produced using a printer. While printing a test image, the periods of rotation of one or more rotatable imaging members arranged along a receiver feed path in the printer are measured using respective period sensors. The printed test image is measured along a selected measurement direction and a reproduction error signal representing deviation from aim density is determined. For each period sensor, the autocorrelation of the reproduction error signal for the corresponding period is determined. If the determined autocorrelation exceeds a selected threshold, the reproduction error signal is decomposed at the corresponding period to extract the variation from the measured component. The remaining error signal is separated by frequency terms. The variations from the data at measured periods and the remaining error signal are used to produce a correction signal.06-20-2013
20130155423IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read a document to generate a document image, a display unit adapted to superimpose said document image on a sheet image indicating a sheet used for printing, so as to distinguishably display both an area where the document image is set to be printed and an area where the document image is not set to be printed, a receiving unit adapted to receive a drag operation by a user on the document image displayed by the display unit and a changing unit configured to change a print setting for printing the document image on the sheet based on the drag operation received by the receiving unit.06-20-2013
20130155424PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - Conventionally, during a copy operation, certain advanced mode settings make the extraction of additional security information impossible. In order to solve this problem, the print control apparatus includes: determining unit for determining an interval between a pattern element and a pattern element adjacent to the pattern element from the received image data; and control unit for performing a control so as to scale the image at a magnification specified by a user and have the scaled image printed by a printing apparatus when the product of the magnification specified by the user and the interval determined by the determining unit falls within a predetermined range, and configured to terminate or interrupt the printing of the image by the printing apparatus when the product of the magnification specified by the user and the interval determined by the determining unit does not fall within the predetermined range.06-20-2013
20110310404VOID PANTOGRAPHS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING THE SAME - A void pantograph and a method for generating the same are disclosed herein. The void pantograph includes a foreground portion based on a region of an image that is defined using a predetermined filter, and a background portion based on another region of the image that is defined using the predetermined filter.12-22-2011
20110310403INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM ON WHICH COMPUTER PROGRAM HAS BEEN RECORDED - A computer executes blocking processing for an object based on the size of a blank space between objects included in document data to thereby generate a block. Then, the computer divides the block in the vertical direction, and detects the column group structure of document data based on the division result. When a multiple-column structure is included in the detected column group structure, the computer performs reblocking processing for an object of a column included in a column group area corresponding to the multiple-column structure. Then, the computer performs margin reduction processing for reducing a blank space between blocks included in the column group area by setting the column group area subject to reblocking as the subject to be processed.12-22-2011
20110310402File-Generating Device - In a file-generating device, the image acquiring unit is configured to acquire image data indicating an original image. The generating unit is configured to generate a document file having no data to specify a page, by using the image data. The printer data acquiring unit is configured to acquire a prescribed size of a sheet that is used by a target printer and a first margin corresponding to the prescribed size of the sheet. The target printer is to print the original image on a recording sheet based on the document file. The printable region determining unit is configured to determine a printable region within which the target printer is configured to print an image on the sheet, based on the prescribed size of the sheet and the first margin. The generating unit generates the document file such that the original image is positioned within the printable region.12-22-2011
20130188201IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface unit to receives an XML paper specification (XPS) file, an XPS file processing unit which converts the XPS file into an output data corresponding to printing paper to print the XPS file using information regarding the height and width of a FixedPage in the XPS file, and a control unit which controls the image forming apparatus to print the output data. Accordingly, even when an XPS file does not include information regarding printing paper, a user can select and print printing paper suitable for the user's demand.07-25-2013
20130188200Image Forming Apparatus Capable of Displaying Print Preview on Screen - An image forming apparatus includes: an image data generation unit configured to write at least one of image data for print output and image data for confirmation display based on intermediate data on an object included in print data and store the image data in a buffer; an intermediate data generation unit configured to generate the intermediate data based on comparing a resolution or gradation of a target object with an output resolution or output gradation that is defined based on a size of the buffer, adjusting a resolution to either the resolution of the target object or the output resolution and adjusting gradation to either the gradation of the target object or the output gradation; a printing unit configured to print using the image data for print output; and a display unit configured to display a print preview.07-25-2013
20110317176IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus may include an acquisition unit, a setting unit, and an instruction unit. The acquisition unit acquires print data from an information processing apparatus. The setting unit receives a user operation executed via an input device and configured to execute a print setting for the print data. The instruction unit instructs the acquisition unit to acquire the print data based on a print instruction for executing printing and instructs the setting unit to receive an input by the user operation for executing a print setting for the print data.12-29-2011
20110317175IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes an automatic acquiring unit which is configured to form a mark for detecting at least one of positional deviation and density deviation and acquire an amount of deviation by measuring the mark, an image forming unit which is configured to form an image while adjusting at least one of positional deviation and density deviation based on a correction value specified by the amount of deviation, and an output unit which is configured to execute at least one of a pattern printing process and a notifying process when an amount of deviation within a permissible range is not acquired by the automatic acquiring unit. The pattern printing process includes printing a pattern image for specifying a correction value on a recording sheet. The notifying process includes making notification for prompting execution of the pattern printing process.12-29-2011
20130194589IMAGE DATA PROCESSING APPARATUSES, BOUNDARY DETECTION DEVICES, BOUNDARY DETECTION METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR DETECTING BOUNDARIES IN AN IMAGE - image boundary detection devices and methods include processes. Processes include setting an image recording mode to a second recording mode. First and second recording modes utilize first and second density values, respectively. Second density values are less than corresponding first density values, Processes include reducing first density values to second density values when the second recording mode is set. Processes include setting an image boundary determination threshold to one of a first and second threshold value when a respective one of the first and second recording mode is set. The second threshold value is less than the first threshold value, Processes include calculating density gradient values based on one of the first and second density value when the respective one of the first and second recording mode is set. Processes include determining whether pixels are image boundaries using density gradient values and the image boundary determination threshold.08-01-2013
20130194590IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus that forms an image based on image data generated by executing an image process includes a first determination unit configured to determine whether a predetermined process causing a delay in the image process being executed has occurred, a second determination unit configured to determine whether a condition for an adjustment unit to perform an adjustment for maintaining the image formation has been satisfied based on condition information indicating the condition, and an instructing unit configured, in a case where the first determination unit determines that the predetermined process causing a delay in the image process being executed has occurred and the second determination unit determines that the condition has been satisfied, to instruct the adjustment unit to perform the adjustment.08-01-2013
20130194591Method for Determining Effective Core Aspect Ratio for Display of Content Created in an Online Collage-Based Editor - In an online collage-based editor, a method for determining an effective aspect ratio for a selected project orientation that includes a group of two or more available page sizes having different aspect ratios and displaying a project page at a derived aspect ratio in the GUI during editing includes the steps (a) determining for each page size in the group, the viewable area of each page, (b) recording the aspect ratios of the viewable areas of step (a), (c) using a mathematical function, describing a total amount of error present amongst the available aspect ratios of step (b) for a given aspect ratio, (d) using a mathematical program, process, or automated calculation tool, finding the effective aspect ratio that minimizes the function and hence the error value of step (c), and (e) displaying the project page at the selected effective aspect ratio.08-01-2013
20130194588IMAGE PROCESSING ADAPTER AND METHOD - An image processing adapter having an input connected to a digital image source for receiving digital image data generated or captured by the source. A processing system in the adapter automatically processes the received digital image data to produce processed image data customized for the digital image source. An output connected to the processing system outputs the processed image data to a connected PC or to a network node at a predetermined network destination.08-01-2013
20120026515IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING N-UP PRINTING PROGRAM - An image forming device includes: a storing unit that stores image data of plural pages, an operating unit and a setting unit that sets the number of sheets used for N-up printing of the plural pages. A determining unit determines the number of pages aggregated on a single side of a single sheet when N-up printing is performed using the number of sheets set by the setting unit. An orientation selecting unit selects a paper orientation that lowers a reduction ratio of a page when N-up printing is performed on the number of pages determined by the determining unit. An image forming unit uses the image data stored in the storing unit to form images of the plural pages onto sheets according to the number of sheets set by the setting unit, the number of pages determined by the determining unit, and the selected paper orientation.02-02-2012
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20130208288IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes a controller that provides control in which, if image formation processing by a single unit is executed first since a density adjustment condition for adjusting a density of an image is satisfied, a density adjustment value is changed by a predetermined basic change amount, and a first image is formed in a corresponding image formed region with a density that is adjusted in accordance with the changed density adjustment value, and control in which, if a single image other than the first image is formed in the corresponding image formed region, the current density adjustment value is changed by a predetermined fine change amount that is smaller than the basic change amount, and the single image is formed in the corresponding image formed region with a density that is adjusted in accordance with the changed density adjustment value.08-15-2013

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