Enjoy easy digital printing
without a PC! PictBridge was created to make printing digital photos even easier
and more accessible. PictBridge allows you to connect a digital still camera (referred
to hereafter as “digital camera”) directly to a printer without a PC, enabling
direct printing on the spot.
Due to the rapid market
penetration of digital cameras, images can now be handled as digital data more
easily then ever before. However, digital image data traditionally required transfer
to a PC using application software for printing: the process was not exactly simple.
A number of manufacturers have already proposed and marketed systems enabling
certain digital cameras to be connected directly to certain printers, but these
only allow connection between a limited number of devices from specific manufacturers,
and have not come into widespread use as standard systems.
PictBridge is a new standard
created for direct printing from digital cameras to printers, regardless of the
make of either, and a large number of manufacturers have already announced their
commitment to the standard. It is also being considered for other applications
in addition to printing from digital cameras.