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Old 03-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Best image size for cover?

Hi,

I'm wondering about the best image size to use for the cover of my book. I'm using Adobe Digital Editions to preview the book, and the cover I have now looks funky as a thumbnail in the ADE library - it only shows a section of the image, and it's not flush with the edges.

On the other hand, I've uploaded the book to the Kindle Direct platform, and it shows up too small on the previewer - at least for iPad and Kindle Fire.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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You'd probably get more answers in the epub forum rather than the Sigil forum, and I'm pretty sure I've seen other threads on this topic (including the ADE thumbnail issue).

That said, as a rule of thumb I like a minimum of 1200 px for the long dimension. YMMV.

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Or you can have a look at the Sigil User Guide here: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/downl....epub&can=2&q= and read it of course so many of your questions will find an answer
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Actually I HAVE read the Sigil user guide for uploading a cover, and it says nothing about cover image size. Which is why I turned to this forum.
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Perfect Alda!

Did you have a look to the cover page in code view?

This is what I had in mind and what I use the most.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
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No - I didn't have the page in code view. That didn't occur to me, but of course it's the best idea. Thanks!
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