Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Printing Charts on home plotter
If memory serves, the downloadable charts are Portable Network Graphics files (.png files). I suggest you use your favorite image manipulation software (that can handle pixel-based image formats) to edit the chart files and make the colors more saturated, and perhaps darker, so they print better on your particular printer.
Since your manipulation needs are modest, just about any good image manipulation program will do. The program name I'd suggest is Paint.net, the web site of which is http://www.getpaint.net/
. Having said that carefully, I'll just mini-rant that I hate it when program names sound too much like web URLs. Ugh. Confusing.
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Last edited by dacap06; 06-17-2012 at 03:19 PM.