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Old 05-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #226
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Looks like it all works to me.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #227
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #228
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #229
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Small suggestion: Would it be possible to add multiple cover images at once? And/or import multiple setting zips at once?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #230
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v1.5.0 Released

Changes in this release:
  • Fix bug occurring with selection changes and corrupted multiple cover settings
  • Set maximum font size to 999 instead of 99
  • Add a separate right margin option, rather than using left margin for both
  • On the Fonts tab allow specifying the alignment for each text item of left, centre, right rather than always centre
  • Expose API methods to allow more conveniently calling from other plugins
  • Add export and import capability for sharing settings/images with other users
  • Add an 'Autosave setting' option to Settings tab. When checked, any changes to settings are always saved (except when Cancel pressed)
  • When clicking OK (or Import or Export) prompt user to save settings if changed before continuing.
  • If font assigned to a setting (whether existing or imported) is not found, use the default font rather than erroring
  • If user renames image just by stripping extension, treat this same as if user cancelled rename operation
  • Allow importing of multiple images at once.
  • Allow importing of multiple setting zips at once.

@Jim - I've included your last minute request in there, thanks again for your feedback with this release. So to you and others please re-download if you tried the beta versions.

For anyone else - you can review the screenshots and info from my recent posts over the last 2 days if you need any details on the above features.

For those of you who have patiently tried to share settings & images with others on this thread in the past - hopefully the new import/export features should make this a whole lot easier. If people want to share their setting zip files as attachments on this thread, just post them and I will maintain an index to them in a spoiler on the first post to make it easier for people to find them over time.

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #231
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Great! I'm happy to help--thank you for your efforts.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #232
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Small Problem. When I update through the PI manager it gives me it registers as 1.4.1, then says update available.-- and repeat. Ditto when I dl from the first page onf this thread... A little help? What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:10 AM   #233
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v1.5.1 Released

Changes in this release:
  • Fix issue of version number not incremented for 1.5.0

Thanks for those of you that pointed this out - I did the development on two different PCs and missed copying one of the files over before I released it...
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #234
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #235
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My attention was brought back to GC with Jimm's beta for FFDL, and so far covers are looking pretty neat! Especially right aligning the author with the one line setting.

Anyways a thought that I had a while back when fiddling with the plugin is: could it be possible to add a special color setting for the fonts for inverting their colors and/or making them translucent over a stretched background? I wind up getting a multitude of different covers when I download fanfics and the fill color (even with stroke applied) doesn't always make the font stand out.

And since another idea just popped in my head, an option to allow cover dimensions based on the background image?

Awesome work to you, Jimm, and the rest of the devs! Calibre and its plugins have made my reading life so much easier!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #236
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@jackr - AFAIK the drawing library that calibre and this plug in uses doesn't support translucent fonts. I have no idea what an inverted font is. Surely making the font transparent is giong to make it even harder to make the text stand out rather than easier?

As for the other idea of sizing based on the background image - that sounds fair enough. Though I'm kind of "over" this plugin at the moment having just made so many changes to it for this release so it will have to sit on the todo list for a future release for now.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #237
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Generate cover problems

Hi

is there any how to documentation for this plug in ?

Am I right in thinking I use the Generate Cover button to set the format of the cover - in my case I just want the image.
I then select the book in the calibre mainscreen, use browse to find the image and click OK ?

I'm running into two problems:
  • I have a jpeg of a cover which doesn't render to scale in the calibre e-book viewer default setting - shouldn't the width/height be set to 100% rather than specific number of picels
  • the cover doesn't display at all viewed in My Kindle Content folder or on my kindle

Any help appreciated

thanks

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #238
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The documentation for this plugin is in the tooltips that show as you hover over items. I suspect you may not actually be using this plugin.

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Am I right in thinking I use the Generate Cover button to set the format of the cover - in my case I just want the image.
I then select the book in the calibre mainscreen, use browse to find the image and click OK ?
If you are referring to the Generate Cover button on the Edit metadata window (see attached) then this is not a part of this plugin. Hit the help button on the main calibre program to go to the calibre manual for more information.

Generally speaking a cover won't be generated cover will not be part of the book until the book is converted. Mobi to Mobi conversion wouls embed the generated cover in the ebook.

I'll let Kindle experienced folk answer your other questions.
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Dumb question : Is there a way to customize font color with "color variation ?"
(like in the default calibre cover uses and goes from dark yellow to light yellow)

Question : We can import any font and use it with generate cover ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #240
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Dumb question : Is there a way to customize font color with "color variation ?"
(like in the default calibre cover uses and goes from dark yellow to light yellow)
The current version doesn't do color gradients, no.
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Question : We can import any font and use it with generate cover ?
Any font that's installed on your computer. I think you have to restart calibre after installing new fonts, though, for them to appear.
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