PictBridge is a technology that lets you print directly from your digital camera
to the printer
without using a computer
to handle the data
transfer in between. Some manufactures offer direct printing for their own proprietary devices (for example, the ability to print from a Canon digital camera to a Canon printer with the aid of USB hook-up
), but PictBridge is an industry standard
rather than proprietary
technology, meaning you could connect one manufacturer's camera to another manufacturer's printer for direct printing if they both support PictBridge. PictBridge compatible devices
offer camera-to-printer connecting, single-image printing, and uniform error messages.
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