Proposal Aims to Ease Digital Photo Printing

A group of six digital still camera makers and printer vendors, including Sony and Hewlett-Packard, have jointly proposed a new industry standard that allows images recorded by a digital still camera to be printed out without using a computer, they announced on Monday.

The DPS standard--which is a name, not an acronym--is being proposed by Canon, Sony, HP, Fuji Photo Film, Olympus Optical, and Seiko Epson.

Previously, each manufacturer used a proprietary method for printing pictures directly from their digital still camera, making it difficult for users to mix equipment from different vendors.

The first version of the standard is expected to be released by February next year, said Nobuaki Sakurada, a Canon representative, at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.

News source: PCWorld - Proposal Aims to Ease Digital Photo Printing

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