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Old 05-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #286
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Because of the Aura's increased resolution, images come out smaller then they do on a 6" reader. But what I want to know is how easy is it to read/see the images if the images are a map that's on the smallish side?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #287
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Hard to say without an example, but the maps at the statrt of Tad Williams - Shadowmarch f.e. are about 1/2 screensize on the aura, but crisp and clear to read. Didn't tinker with the file yet to upscale the image.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #288
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Images were often too small, even on the Glo. I have decided recently that I am going to always use Sigil to make suitable images full screen with svg tags. I always edit epubs anyway with Sigil to fix margins and line-height; now I am going to add these images to the changes I make. Maps are a prime candidate for this treatment. Should only take a minute or so per image. Of course, if the image's resolution is too low anyway, making it full screen may not help make it more legible. At which point we can blame the publishers for a poor job.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #289
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Images were often too small, even on the Glo. I have decided recently that I am going to always use Sigil to make suitable images full screen with svg tags. I always edit epubs anyway with Sigil to fix margins and line-height; now I am going to add these images to the changes I make. Maps are a prime candidate for this treatment. Should only take a minute or so per image. Of course, if the image's resolution is too low anyway, making it full screen may not help make it more legible. At which point we can blame the publishers for a poor job.
I also like rotating the map for a better fit to the screen.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #290
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Other than saying it is somewhere between 22 and 28, I can't say. I keep meaning to check when I do a reset, but don't remember until to late.
After a factory reset, the only three lines in the Kobo_ereader.conf file are:

[ApplicationPreferences]
CurrentLocale=en_US
EarliestChangeLog=2.4.1


After the setup was completed, there was more in the file but still nothing about font size or line spacing. Those lines appeared after I moved the sliders.

Left me wondering just what 0E1824F1 was and why it was set to true as the first line under [ApplicationPreferences]

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #291
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I also like rotating the map for a better fit to the screen.
Good point. Do you have to rotate the image file, or is this possible just using the svg attributes?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #292
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Images were often too small, even on the Glo. I have decided recently that I am going to always use Sigil to make suitable images full screen with svg tags. I always edit epubs anyway with Sigil to fix margins and line-height; now I am going to add these images to the changes I make. Maps are a prime candidate for this treatment. Should only take a minute or so per image. Of course, if the image's resolution is too low anyway, making it full screen may not help make it more legible. At which point we can blame the publishers for a poor job.
I've always found this very strange. In some epubs that I've bought, the map is unreadable. On checking this, the image is often only around 400-500 pixels on the long side.

A new bigger map can readily be found using Google Image Search, and sometimes they're really huge, and of very good quality. I wonder why publishers include such small, unreadable maps in official releases, while the fandom for the books provides maps sometimes up and over 2500 pixels wide.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #293
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Not a map but I've found the maps in my copy of 1491 to be completely unreadable.
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Oh wait, it is a map after all. Lol.
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Good point. Do you have to rotate the image file, or is this possible just using the svg attributes?
After some odd experiences with using the svg rotate, I've done it externally to the epub. I think the main issue was where to rotate for the transform. That is, transform=rotate(90,xxx,yyy) so I had to supply the correct xxx and yyy values to keep the rotated image in the viewbox.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #295
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Not a map but I've found the maps in my copy of 1491 to be completely unreadable.
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Oh wait, it is a map after all. Lol.
I have a better solution then to fiddle with low resolution maps that will just blur when you increase the size.

Borrow the pBook from the library and scan the map(s) as a high resolution image and use the scan in place of the low quality map(s).
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I have a better solution then to fiddle with low resolution maps that will just blur when you increase the size.

Borrow the pBook from the library and scan the map(s) as a high resolution image and use the scan in place of the low quality map(s).
If it's a book that is well known, then you can often easily find bigger maps using Google image search. OK, often they are fan-made maps, but they are often just as good, if not better, than the originals.
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Not a map but I've found the maps in my copy of 1491 to be completely unreadable.
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Oh wait, it is a map after all. Lol.
On the left, this is supposed to be an Expresso Aura, right? It looks so black it's surprising!
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My mistake, Canuck_in_Japan doesn't have an Espresso Aura.
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However, I'm sure I've seen someone saying that the brown one was very dark and had to be put in the light to show brown colours. Or am I making that up?
You are not making that up. I have the Espresso and it is very dark. When I opened the box I thought they had shipped to me the Onyx and had to as the girlfriend to confirm the color. Of course I am color blind.
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