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Old 05-31-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Aspect ratio of Kindle cover art?

I have read several tutorials, but have not found the answer to my question. Does anyone know the aspect ratio of the Kindle cover artwork? I am attempting to add my own cover to some text files but my attempts thus far result in small vertical margins on either side.

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #2
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I have read several tutorials, but have not found the answer to my question. Does anyone know the aspect ratio of the Kindle cover artwork? I am attempting to add my own cover to some text files but my attempts thus far result in small vertical margins on either side.

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Bumping you up in hopes someone online can help, but you might try posting this in the Kindle Troubleshooting Forum........

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=149
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:25 AM   #3
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4:3. It's an 800x600 screen.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
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4:3. It's an 800x600 screen.
Actually, it's a 600x800 screen.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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No. The 'proper' aspect ratio is 1 by 1. That's one screen width by one screen height!

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No. The 'proper' aspect ratio is 1 by 1. That's one screen width by one screen height!

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No, that's the pixel aspect ratio (1:1) and may involve dpi ...

The screen aspect ratio is the width (600) by the height (800) or 0.75

Thanks to HarryT for the screen dimensions, JSWolf for the correct order of the screen size and delphidb96 for the pixel ratio. A truly community response!
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Some people DO try to complicate a simple question, don't they?

Anyway, if you create your cover artwork in a 4:3 (height:width) size ratio, such as 400x300, 640x480, 800x600, etc, it should look OK.
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