Compatible versus high quality printing modes

Compatible versus High quality printing mode is a Windows specific setting. All printing done in Mac for Picasa is at high quality.

General information

Compatible mode

  • Compatible with most printers
  • Prints at half the resolution of 'High Quality' mode
  • Sends the entire page at once so you'll be able to print faster.

High quality mode

  • Maximizes the quality of your prints using a printing method known as 'tiling' that uses less memory.
  • Allows Picasa to output photos at a printer's native resolution.

Set your print quality options

You can access print quality options in Picasa by following these steps:

  1. Click Tools > Options (Windows).
  2. Click the Printing tab.
  3. Under 'Print Quality Setting,' choose between 'Compatible' and 'High Quality.'

To determine if your printer supports high quality mode, please do a test print. If this mode doesn't work for your printer, you'll see lines running horizontally across the image.