PhotoPrintingIntent Enum


Specifies the quality of output when a photograph is printed. The printer driver translates the PhotoPrintingIntent into quantitative values for resolution and other quality factors.

public enum class PhotoPrintingIntent
public enum PhotoPrintingIntent
type PhotoPrintingIntent = 
Public Enum PhotoPrintingIntent


None 1

No photo-printing intent. The user sets specific quantitative properties.

PhotoBest 2

Best quality photo printing.

PhotoDraft 3

Draft quality photo printing.

PhotoStandard 4

Standard quality photo printing.

Unknown 0

The feature (whose options are represented by this enumeration) is set to an option not defined in the Print Schema.


The values of this type are used primarily for these purposes:

The Unknown value is never used in properties of PrintCapabilities objects.

You should never set a PrintTicket property to Unknown. If some other PrintTicket producing application has created a PrintTicket document that sets the photo printing intent feature to an unrecognized option (that is, an option that is not defined in the Print Schema, then a PrintTicket object in your application that is constructed with that document will have Unknown as the value of the PhotoPrintingIntent property.

Although the PrintTicket and PrintCapabilities classes cannot be inherited, you can extend the Print Schema to recognize print device features that are not accounted for in the PrintTicket or PrintCapabilities classes. For more information, see How to: Extend the Print Schema and Create New Print System Classes.

Applies to