Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2010, 07:49 AM   #1
Diegan
Member
Diegan began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 15
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Jinke V3
How to get the maximum image size on a DX?

Hi,

I have some american comics I want to read on my kindle DX. The problem is, the comics are bigger in real life than the DX screen, so letters look very small. I've been doing some testing and this is what I've got:

- If I convert the images into a pdf, the size is not good, because kindle manages pdf in such a way that a lot of screen in the sides of the document are empty or with the information bar that counts the pages or whatever. Not nice.

- If I convert the images using Mangle for DX, and then put the images on my kindle, and use fullscreen, the result is a little bigger, but still, there is a little room left, the images could look a little bigger (and when reading comics, every milimeter counts!).

Is there a way to see images that occupy the 100% of the screen, no info bars or empty spaces? I hope mangle dx had more functions, for example setting a custom level of zoom and that zoom to be applied to all the images you are currently browsing.
Diegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,322
Karma: 6800246
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
I don't have any comics to try on my Kindle DXG, but I used a simple Microsoft Word file and filled a single page with text. I set the paper size to 5.0" wide by 7.4" high and put a 0.0" margin on all sides except he right side I used 0.1", otherwise it clipped the last letter on the right side. I then saved the file as a PDF. See the scrrenshot below. The text pretty much fills up the screen except for appx. 0.2" space around the edges, which I think is a Kindle thing. You can use the same size of paper but add comics instead.

If you experiment with the page size and margins you will probably get a bit more screen coverage.

[EDIT]I created a similar file but with an image.[/EDIT]

Summary for PDF page setup:
  • Page width = 5.0"
  • Page height = 7.4"
  • Top margin = 0.0"
  • Bottom margin = 0.0"
  • Left margin = 0.0"
  • Right margin = 0.1"
...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	screen_shot-53319.gif
Views:	91
Size:	59.3 KB
ID:	56147   Click image for larger version

Name:	screen_shot-53320.gif
Views:	80
Size:	13.0 KB
ID:	56149  

Last edited by jswinden; 08-04-2010 at 12:29 PM.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maximum file size increase? Jellby Feedback 12 06-06-2009 09:09 PM
Is there a maximum book size? fishman69 Sony Reader 12 12-14-2008 06:40 PM
Maximum Size of SD card ecccoman Sony Reader 13 12-12-2008 11:38 AM
Maximum Memory Card Size thunderchild Fictionwise eBookwise 11 10-01-2008 11:26 AM
Maximum size SD card discourse Bookeen 9 08-20-2008 09:26 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.