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From [http://www.lightscribe.com/ lightscribe.com]:
 
From [http://www.lightscribe.com/ lightscribe.com]:
:''LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.''
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:LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.
 
Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.
 
Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you're using, you need two pieces of software: the LightScribe System Software and another LightScribe label making software.
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To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you are using, you need two pieces of software: the LightScribe System Software and another LightScribe label making software.
  
 
On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the [[AUR]]:
 
On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the [[AUR]]:
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==Labelers==
 
==Labelers==
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In the [[AUR]] you can find:
 
In the [[AUR]] you can find:
 
*'''LightScribe Simple Labeler''': official tool to make simple thin labels. You can only type text and use the provided templates as separators. Useful to make good looking labels quickly (it takes only 3 minutes, as opposed to a full-disk label which takes around 30 minutes)
 
*'''LightScribe Simple Labeler''': official tool to make simple thin labels. You can only type text and use the provided templates as separators. Useful to make good looking labels quickly (it takes only 3 minutes, as opposed to a full-disk label which takes around 30 minutes)
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==Enhanced Label Contrast Utility==
 
==Enhanced Label Contrast Utility==
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To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:
 
To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:
 
  # /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh
 
  # /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh
then hit 1 to use the enhanced contrast setting or 2 to reset it. Note that some programs (like LaCie 4L) have this option built-in and it can be changed at runtime.
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then hit {{ic|1}} to use the enhanced contrast setting or {{ic|2}} to reset it. Note that some programs (e.g. LaCie 4L) have this option built-in and it can be changed at runtime.

Revision as of 11:10, 7 April 2016


From lightscribe.com:

LightScribe is an innovative technology that uses a special disc drive, special media, and label-making software to burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs.

Labels burnt using LightScribe are monochromatic, as it works by making a chemical in the media react with the laser beam and change color.

Installation

To use LightScribe, regardless of which operating system you are using, you need two pieces of software: the LightScribe System Software and another LightScribe label making software.

On Arch, the LightScribe System Software is available from the AUR:

Labelers

In the AUR you can find:

  • LightScribe Simple Labeler: official tool to make simple thin labels. You can only type text and use the provided templates as separators. Useful to make good looking labels quickly (it takes only 3 minutes, as opposed to a full-disk label which takes around 30 minutes)
  • LaCie 4L LightScribe Labeler for Linux: tool from LaCie that allows to create a full-disk label using a picture.

Additionally, searching for lightscribe in the AUR will create a list of related software.

Enhanced Label Contrast Utility

To adjust the contrast which is often too light, run:

# /usr/lib/lightscribe/elcu.sh

then hit 1 to use the enhanced contrast setting or 2 to reset it. Note that some programs (e.g. LaCie 4L) have this option built-in and it can be changed at runtime.