Originally Posted by Piper_
I would prefer the books I purchase not to have the images cropped; that way, I can load up the full size version to see in K4PC.
As for the rest, I can only tell you that the only way I've found to make a lot of images - such as maps and family trees - readable on small devices is to split them.
Orientation... what Kovid said, although, if you can split them, try to keep it in portrait, so they're not neck-breaking to read on K4PC, for example.
Paint Shop pro 8 has a tool that slices images up (typically used for web pages).
I thought Calibre and/or the reader 'scaled' images, not cropped them?