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Skydog
05-31-2009, 09:32 PM
I have read several tutorials, but have not found the answer to my question. Does anyone know the aspect ratio of the Kindle cover artwork? I am attempting to add my own cover to some text files but my attempts thus far result in small vertical margins on either side.:blink:

Thank you,

P

desertgrandma
06-01-2009, 01:38 AM
I have read several tutorials, but have not found the answer to my question. Does anyone know the aspect ratio of the Kindle cover artwork? I am attempting to add my own cover to some text files but my attempts thus far result in small vertical margins on either side.:blink:

Thank you,

P

Bumping you up in hopes someone online can help, but you might try posting this in the Kindle Troubleshooting Forum........:)

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=149

HarryT
06-01-2009, 08:25 AM
4:3. It's an 800x600 screen.

JSWolf
06-01-2009, 09:04 AM
4:3. It's an 800x600 screen.
Actually, it's a 600x800 screen.

delphidb96
06-01-2009, 03:54 PM
No. The 'proper' aspect ratio is 1 by 1. That's one screen width by one screen height! :D :D :D

Derek

nrapallo
06-01-2009, 06:11 PM
No. The 'proper' aspect ratio is 1 by 1. That's one screen width by one screen height! :D :D :D

Derek

No, that's the pixel aspect ratio (1:1) and :smack: may involve dpi ... :rolleyes:

The screen aspect ratio is the width (600) by the height (800) or 0.75 :p

Thanks to HarryT for the screen dimensions, JSWolf for the correct order of the screen size and delphidb96 for the pixel ratio. A truly community response! :thumbsup:

HarryT
06-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Some people DO try to complicate a simple question, don't they? :D

Anyway, if you create your cover artwork in a 4:3 (height:width) size ratio, such as 400x300, 640x480, 800x600, etc, it should look OK.

nrapallo
06-02-2009, 05:46 PM
Some people DO try to complicate a simple question, don't they? :D

:whistle: