2nd April 2011
Canon provide a Debian package for this printer, which is great. Unfortunately it will not install on recent distributions of Debian or Ubuntu, as it depends on old-school libcupsys2. I’ve repackaged them to adjust the dependency. Here is the modified version.
24th March 2011
I’ve been struggling with PNG colour matching for a while. It’s fine on my Linux boxes, with a standard sRGB colour profile, but on Macs and Win/IE with an ICCP in place, the colours never match up with the CSS colours. This is always frustrating, as PNGs are so nice for proper alpha transparency.
I just found this handy snippet out there in the ether, to get rid of the gamma and colour profile info from PNGs.
pngcrush -d outputdir -rem gAMA -rem cHRM -rem iCCP *.png
pngcrush also optimizes the file and reduces the size, which is nice. Handy little tool.
22nd March 2011
3rd March 2011
12th October 2010
2nd October 2010
27th January 2010
The iP1500 is a cheap, reliable little printer, but Canon didn't bother with Linux drivers until recently. They now publish a driver for this printer, but it is a bit old and compatible with RHEL 3 and Suse 9.1, so in rpm format.
7th April 2009
Apple annoyingly disabled CUPS browsing on Leopard. It always worked in previous versions and is particularly wierd as they own the CUPS project.