QImage is well worth its modest cost. It may not be quite as good as a RIP like ImagePrint because it still uses the standard printer drivers, but it allows far better control over image resizing than Photoshop, and handles the printing of much larger images than Photoshop will. Its greatest strength is its ability to save presets that include ALL print driver settings, image layout on the page (indispensible for printing batches of small prints on a large-format printer like an Epson 7600), color management settings, printer profile, print sharpening, and interpolation settings. You set all of these up once, and they all can be instantly recalled by loading one configuration file. So you can instantly switch from printing 8x10s on letter-sized paper on Epson Premium Luster with an R1800 to gang-printing 4x6s 7 across on a 24" roll of Epson Enhanced Matte with a 7600 simply by loading a different print configuration file. Until you can afford the outrageous cost of ImagePrint, QImage is the best value you're likely to find when investing money in your printing workflow.