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Old 08-04-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Question How do you make captions?

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I have a number of photographs/clipart for my book, most of them wants a caption (text underneath (not ON) the picture).

After having fooled around with SIGIL I get the impression that the surest, most controllable way to do this is to have the caption as part of the picture. However, that requires extra space beneath the pic.

I have a number of photo programs, (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Irfanview, Serif Photoplus) but am not really proficient in any of them. Any quick tips on how to do this?

I have looked around for dedicated caption software and online services, but no luck.

I have tried to use screen capture as a primitive way around the problem, but the capture comes out as lower quality than the original...
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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From your post, I understand that, from an image X and a caption C, you want to obtain an image Y showing the caption C under the image X.

Do you have a strong reason for preferring this over using the following simple structure?

Code:
<div>
  <img ... />
  <p>Caption text here</p>
</div>
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Anyway, if you really want to have a new image, combining the original image and a (short) caption, you can use imagemagick and follow this guide:

http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/annotating/
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Moreover, in EPUB 3 you might want to use:

Code:
<figure>
  <img .../>
  <figcaption><p>Caption text here</p></figcaption>
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(tag <p> is not strictly needed)
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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Note that, with a JPEG file, all editing will degrade the picture's quality.
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Well, maybe my idea is not so good after all.

Jellby, so that´s why the picture gets worse and worse...

How common is EPUB 3 then?
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Not. There is also no backwards compatability for older readers, which is the vast majority.
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