(19)
(11)EP 1 241 871 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
08.06.2005 Bulletin 2005/23

(43)Date of publication A2:
18.09.2002 Bulletin 2002/38

(21)Application number: 02001260.5

(22)Date of filing:  17.01.2002
(51)Int. Cl.7H04N 1/60
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK RO SI

(30)Priority: 17.01.2001 JP 2001008866
09.02.2001 JP 2001034522
18.07.2001 JP 2001217914

(71)Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0811 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • Nakajima, Yasumasa, c/oSeiko Epson Corporation
    Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken, 392-8502 (JP)
  • Suenaga, Kazunori, c/oSeiko Epson Corporation
    Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken, 392-8502 (JP)

(74)Representative: Winter, Brandl, Fürniss, Hübner, Röss, Kaiser, Polte Partnerschaft Patent- und Rechtsanwaltskanzlei 
Alois-Steinecker-Strasse 22
85354 Freising
85354 Freising (DE)

  


(54)Image file creation and output method, apparatus and computer program product


(57) When a memory card MC is inserted into a slot, a control circuit of a color printer acquires and analyzes graphics processing control information GC from the memory card MC. A CPU corrects standard values for image quality parameters indicating properties of graphics data, to reflect the graphics processing control information GC. The CPU corrects image quality parameters to bring them into approximation with the corrected standard values, and adjusts image quality of the graphics data to reflect the corrected image quality parameters.