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Old 02-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #128
JimmXinu
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I am very excited with these new updates . I am trying the beta out and so far everything seems to work except for when I use "Update Calibre Metadata Only". When I use that option, the cover gets overwritten with a screen-shot of the summary page.
Hmm. I think that's more a matter of labeling than an actual problem. The 'Update Cover' option tells calibre to take the cover from the epub. If the epub hasn't been updated and doesn't have a cover image, it does the usual default. Finding the 'first image' would require downloading the whole story again in the case of a story with no images--not exactly what we want for 'update calibre only'.
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And I noticed that it is set to inject the first image found into the epub, which I like the idea of for sending it to the Nook w/o having to do the reconvert method. But I think having an option as to whether the epub gets injected with the cover or not would be a good idea, if it is possible*
If you have make_firstimage_cover off and don't have default_cover_image set, the epub won't have a cover in it. Is that sufficient, or do you mean something else?
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That's one thing I never understood about covers when I was working on an epub in Sigil once. I was able to assign a cover image and keep it from being within the html pages. But it wasn't kosher, even though the Nook displayed the cover just fine.
Unfortunately, covers are not specified by the epub standards, so it's a ugly as different readers have different ideas. What I've implemented follows the 'best practices' I've been able to find.

Thanks for the feedback, it's very helpful!
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