[Alt-photo] problem installing qtr files

Keith Schreiber keith at jkschreiber.com
Wed Oct 4 19:13:42 UTC 2017


This is not accurate - at least not for Mac OSX. The limit is between 39 and 41 characters. I discovered this when a 42 character filename would not install. I changed an abbreviation which brought it down to 39 characters and it installed fine. Most of my QTR filenames are 30+ characters.

I do know that Richard Boutwell specifies a 20 character limit for the files generated by his Excel spreadsheets, but that is an Excel limit - those names can be changed before installing them.

If you are talking about the Windows version, I have no idea. ;)


> On Oct 4, 2017, at 12:44 PM, Kees Brandenburg via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> QTR filenames can’t be longer than 20 characters. If not they won’t install. Also when your .txt files reside in folders, or maye in folders with subfolders that have names that contain spaces or slashes things can go wrong. Just make a temporay folder on your desktop with a simple one word name. Put al the .txt files inside and the most recent installer. This installer you can find in Application/QuadToneRip/yourprintername. Old installers might not work with a newer installed QTR.
> Kees
>> On 4 okt. 2017, at 18:48, Bob Cornelis via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> A long time ago I had a problem getting QTR  curve .txt files installed so
>> I could select them when printing a neg. I'm now trying to do this on a
>> friend's machine and running into the same problem. I remember that there
>> was a simple trick that was causing the curve to not be installed when
>> running the install command in the folder for the printer, but I can't
>> remember what it was.
>> Can anyone advise as to what that might be? Right now I'm just trying to
>> install a no-curve file so I can print a step wedge without any adjustment
>> curve. The CURVE_NAME parameter is the same as the name of the file. There
>> is no GREY_CURVE listed yet.
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