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Old 07-27-2013, 02:07 AM   #466
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I would love to be able to do this but i was not blessed with the creative skills to do so.Thank you
@Taza - You probably don't need to use fancy, high cost tools like Photoshop.

There are web sites that will do simple image joins. Search for 'join pictures together" and you will find some.

I created the attachment at http://www.quickpicturetools.com/en/combine_images/ in two shakes of a lambs tail. This was the first time I used it.

Maybe there's some way you could put your multiple covers into a comments like custom column - you wouldn't be able to do much more than peruse them. I tried the following to no avail, maybe someone who knows HTML better than me (i.e. most everyone) could pick up on the idea

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Probably the best thing would be to add an Insert Image tool to the Comments editor, similar to the Insert Link tool. I think that would be something Kovid would have/want to do

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:53 AM   #467
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another arguably better idea than using a custom column - and it will work today - assumes you don't ordinarily have CBR comic book files - if you do then use one of the other Comic Book file types (cb7, cba, cbt, cbz)

Put the collection of covers you have for a book into rar file e.g. sunalsorises.rar, rename the file to sunalsorises.cbr

You can avoid the rename if you use WinRAR, it will allow the file extension to be overtyped when creating the file - ie you can overtype sunalsorises.rar with sunalsorises.cbr.

Add the sunalsorises.cbr file to the Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway book in your library (drag/drop into Book Details will work)

If you check Preferences->Use internal viewer for CBR you can read the book with the calibre viewer.

But you may prefer to use a dedicated CBR viewer, I have a very simple one named CBR Reader, I'm sure there will be some better ones - see attachment

Doesn't do all you want, but it does at least get all the covers for a book into to the book folder in an accessible form

You can delete sunalsorises.cbr because its in your library

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #468
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I have not heard of this program ill google to find out more but if this adds additional images to the book formats eg EPUBs it is not want i need.

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You don't have to look/go far
Sigil is one forum down from Calibre here at MR.


All you need to do is 2 steps:
1) File add existing: image (point it to the file on your computer)
This makes the image available for use in the book

2) Place the image on a existing page (this is simplest way) using Insert: File: Image

Save: Done

More images just adds bulk to your book

There are other (better?) ways that allow more control of placed images, but the above will get the job done using the KISS method.
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BR brings up a good point


My method assumed you wanted the cover IN the book (and not Calibre)

His method assume you only want cover stored in Calibre (but not the book)

What do you assume
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:57 PM   #470
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another arguably better idea than using a custom column - and it will work today - assumes you don't ordinarily have CBR comic book files - if you do then use one of the other Comic Book file types (cb7, cba, cbt, cbz)

Put the collection of covers you have for a book into rar file e.g. sunalsorises.rar, rename the file to sunalsorises.cbr

You can avoid the rename if you use WinRAR, it will allow the file extension to be overtyped when creating the file - ie you can overtype sunalsorises.rar with sunalsorises.cbr.

Add the sunalsorises.cbr file to the Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway book in your library (drag/drop into Book Details will work)

If you check Preferences->Use internal viewer for CBR you can read the book with the calibre viewer.

But you may prefer to use a dedicated CBR viewer, I have a very simple one named CBR Reader, I'm sure there will be some better ones - see attachment

Doesn't do all you want, but it does at least get all the covers for a book into to the book folder in an accessible form

You can delete sunalsorises.cbr because its in your library

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Thank you this is closer to what i need saves me having to re download a different book cover every time i wish to convert book into a different format (if i can use the comic book format to get the image from to change the book cover) I dont have any comic book formats yet so i can use this for the time being.
Thank you

EDIT: Its not letting me pick which pages i wish for the cover like it does for the pdf format when you select the format and click use cover from format it only uses the first pages.
Is there something i need in order to let me pick the pages i wish to use as a cover in the comic book format?

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My method assumed you wanted the cover IN the book (and not Calibre)

His method assume you only want cover stored in Calibre (but not the book)

What do you assume
Yes i wish to store all the covers in calibre not in the book. I like each book format to have a different book cover if available.

Thank you both for your help and suggestions.

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:44 AM   #471
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EDIT: Its not letting me pick which pages i wish for the cover like it does for the pdf format when you select the format and click use cover from format it only uses the first pages.
Is there something i need in order to let me pick the pages i wish to use as a cover in the comic book format?
@Taza - can you tell us which OS you're using - I'm assuming Windows

I doubt you'll get anyone volunteering to create a plugin to do what you want - but maybe I can get you a closer, but it will be a procedural solution rather a One-Click solution - will this be acceptable

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #472
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@Taza - can you tell us which OS you're using - I'm assuming Windows

I doubt you'll get anyone volunteering to create a plugin to do what you want - but maybe I can get you a closer, but it will be a procedural solution rather a One-Click solution - will this be acceptable

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That sounds good thank you.

Im using Linux Mint
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That sounds good thank you.

I'm using Linux Mint
@Taza - I don't have my Mint system available at the moment, its screen has failed

Ideally you want a comic book reader with an option to save the current image (ie the cover you want to use) to a file. I did a quick search and the nearest I found was MComix which has an option to copy the current image, which you would then need to paste into an image editor and then save as a file - maybe the developer could add a save to file option (wouldn't be hard).

I did find a reader with a save current picture option called HoneyView, but its for Windows, although it will apparently run under Wine

So let's assume you save the cover you want to use from your .CBR file to abc.jpg on your desktop. When you create the new format via conversion you would load abc.jpg into the Change cover image field (by using the blue browse button) and do the conversion. That will make abc.jpg the cover for the the output book, I would then remove abc.jpg from the desktop.

However abc.jpg will also become the book cover within calibre - ie it will be what you'll see in the Book Details panel, see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=219055

A number of the CBR readers are open source (like calibre) and they are written in python (like calibre) so...

That's about the best I can come up with

I owe you a thank you, I can make good use of a Comic Book reader within a photo archive project I'm working on, some of them are better than what I've been using - Faststone's Maxview

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That's about the best I can come up with
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Update - I have discovered, thanks to a post from Kovid in another thread, that if you put a bunch of images into a zip or rar archive, and drop the archive into Book details then Calibre will automagically change the archive into a CBR(ar) or CBZ(ip)

Also Kovid has fixed up the Conversion dialogue so that you can drop a picture onto the Book Cover area. Now all we need is a Comic Book Reader from which one can drag a picture to drop

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Is it possible to someone to make a metadata for helikon.bg and ciela.com.
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Question Merge book annotations in a single epub that links back to annotations in books

I annotate heavily, and especially for non fiction it would be very useful to be able to search annotations across books, as e.g. these could be on the same topic and I may not remember which point contained the passage I am after.

I know Calibre can import annotations from books (at least for some devices), but would it be too far fetched to build a plugin which merges annotations from different books in a single epub with hyperlinks to the pages in the original books where the annotations came from?

Since Calibre can create a catalogue that links back to books, I thought this may be technically possible, but as a non techie I don't know if I am talking pie in the sky...
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Hey that's great news thanks
And in case you missed it, as of last weeks release you can now put multiple images into comments

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EDIT : Removed suggestion for dragging image out of Comments to desktop then to Book Cover - see post #481 from Kovid Goyal.

Do that and the image will move from wherever it was to the desktop, and disappear from Comments, and if the conversion has option to include a jacket it will get an error

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And in case you missed it, as of last weeks release you can now put multiple images into comments

So you could put the covers in there and when you create a new format file, drag the cover you want to use from the Comments area onto your desktop, and then drag it into the Book Cover area - see attachments

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Thanks i had missed that, I am updating new version now. This will help
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Thanks i had missed that, I am updating new version now. This will help
@Taza - I can't recall if I mentioned that I found out that QComicBook is reputed to have a right click Save As option, I'm still without any Linux so I've not been able to test - there's a half chance that it might even have drag drop.

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