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Old 03-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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As a postscript I should add that I've just had a "duh" moment. My wit is obviously getting dulled with age. The dimensions that I should have given for the svg are 900 x 1200 to maintain a 3/4 ratio. You were obviously too polite to point out my idiocy.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #17
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Please excuse my ignorance, but where exactly does this code go?

Is it between the <body> and </body> or between the <head> and </head>?

I´ve tried putting this in to a couple of different places but when I view it in book view is Sigil it shows the image the same huge size as before but with a light blue tinted box above it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #18
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Here is the full code for the cover page I created using the svg wrapper:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<head>
  <title>In the Celtic Past</title>
  <link href="../Styles/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>

<body>
  <div>
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" preserveAspectRatio="xMidYMid meet" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 1200 1600" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
      <image height="1600" width="1200" xlink:href="../Images/cover.jpg"></image>
    </svg>
  </div>
</body>
</html>
This has worked a treat. Just change the dimensions in the viewBox and image tag to the actual dimensions of your image. Obviously, you would have your own title between the title tags... oh, and change the name of the image if yours isn't "cover.jpg".

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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Please excuse my ignorance, but where exactly does this code go?

Is it between the <body> and </body> or between the <head> and </head>?

I´ve tried putting this in to a couple of different places but when I view it in book view is Sigil it shows the image the same huge size as before but with a light blue tinted box above it.
The image goes inside the body.
If you see the image in Sigil's Book View, it will scale to fit the size of the view window (keeping aspect ratio, if configured to do so).
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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Many thanks - that´s very helpful.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #21
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Hello,

I followed the instructions above for my cover image, using this code to wrap it in:

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<div>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" height="100%" preserveAspectRatio="xMidYMid meet" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 783 1200" width="100%" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
<image height="1200" width="783" xlink:href="../Images/cover.jpg"></image>
</svg>
</div>
However, the cover does not show up in Adobe Digital Editions, for some reason (what I'm using to preview the ePub version of my book). It looks fine in Calibre, though.

Anyone have an idea what the problem is?

Thanks!

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:35 AM   #22
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*shrugs* Mine works, and the only things obviously different between your snippet and what I'm using for my cover are that my svg tag also has the following:

Code:
    xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
    id="blahblahblah"
and I have a pile of CSS, no standalone="no" in the <?xml ...> tag, and the namespace for SVG declared early on:

Code:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
I'd be surprised if any of those differences mattered, though. It might be a difference in what you're doing in the OPF file.
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Very strange. If I just upload a regular cover, without the wrap code above, it appears in ADE. The moment I put in the wrap code, the cover is no longer there.

It's a shame, because the wrap code was working really well in other respects.

So I guess I'm back to square one, wondering what the optimal cover size is to use so it will look good in ADE and elsewhere. Any thoughts?
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So I guess I'm back to square one, wondering what the optimal cover size is to use so it will look good in ADE and elsewhere. Any thoughts?
iBooks and Amazon both have minimum image size requirements for their covers. I would use whichever one is larger - that way you are covered... (Definitely intended )

Then just use your img {max-height:100%; max-width:100%} in your CSS to make sure your image is constrained by whatever your screen size happens to be - while keeping the proper aspect ratio.

Yes, your ePub might be slightly larger because if the larger cover image, but at least it should work properly on all most devices.
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