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Old 01-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
emt
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Originally Posted by jackie_w View Post
I am posting to let you know that I have written (with the help of one of the Calibre developers) a small Calibre GUI plugin which aims to make it quick and easy to send one of your Calibre book covers to your Sony reader to use as a Standby screen image when the Sony is in sleep mode.

In theory it should work for Sony PRS-350/650/950 models on Windows, Linux or OSX.

It will allow you to customise the plugin to specify whether you want to:
  • rescale the cover image to exactly fill the screen e.g. 600x800 on a PRS-350/650, 600x1024 on PRS-950
  • retain the aspect ratio of the original cover

The reason it's 'experimental' is because
  • this is my first attempt at such a thing and I am somewhat nervous (please be kind!)
  • I only have a PRS-650 and only use Windows XP, so this is the only set-up I've been able to test.

I'm looking for volunteers who would be willing to try it out, particularly those with reader/Op.sys combinations I haven't been able to test, but other PRS650/WinXP users are also welcome.

If you are interested in participating, please post here and let me know. If there is sufficient interest I will post the Calibre GUI plugin here with step-by-step instructions on how to install/customise it. A basic familiarity with Calibre is assumed but no technical knowledge is required.
I can test - I have a PRS-350. I'm also running Vista 64-bit so it should be a good test. I assume that the files are Jpeg's?

Last edited by emt; 01-26-2011 at 06:32 PM. Reason: New Facts
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