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Old 07-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Is there a way for the user to define/select a custom background image (and/or fonts) that is used to generate the covers in calibre (the ones that are generated for books without a cover)?
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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No, I'm afraid not.
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Any chance of implementing it in future?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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Ticket 5959 follows up a similar discussion with Kovid saying he could implement a button on the edit metadata screen to allow one to force the generation of the rather useful calibre default cover, ie the calibre logo plus book title and author which seen to occur randomly at present

I can see how this enhancement could extend to being able to include series data and perhaps in due course one's own jpg image as a form of bookplate

perhaps this goes towards what is requested in this thread


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Old 07-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
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As a work around you could possibly try replacing the default image provided within Calibre with another of the same size and name.

On my mac, the image is 554x449 pixels in size and seems to be located at:
/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/resources/images/library.png
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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I dont really have much motivation to make the default cover customizable. As pointed out, you can replace the calibre image in the calibre install so that your image is used instead.
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