Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to Rhek)
You can use the gallery widget and just put a single image in it. The arrows in at the bottom will not show up in ibooks (only visible in IBA). This will produce a borderless image -- If you want a border, you can use the image widget.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to StephenBay)
I did some experimenting and found out the arrows on the gallery widget did not display one only 1 image. I needed a border so I turned on the background and gave it 3px margin. Not quite what I wanted but it is acceptable.
Thanks for the reply!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to heySkippy)
The interactive image widget is more convenient to place but I think it depends more on whether you want the border or not: The interactive image widget places the image almost full screen with the exception of a small grey border -- maybe 20-30 pixels in width. The gallery gives you a full screen image without border on a black background.
See http://www.davidebarranca.com/2012/04/ibooks-author-fullscreen-images/ for examples.
There's also the issue of consistency if you want the single image to appear fullscreen in the same format as your galleries.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to Aminta)
I'm a little surprised at the question in the first place. I never had a problem with images not expanding to full screen when tapped. I've always simply dragged the image file onto the page, sized and positioned it. When viewing the book on the iPad, tapping the image shows it full screen.
There must be something in the way images are added or something in the object settings that prevents them from going full screen when tapped.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 1:38 AM (in response to MichiHenning)
I decided to use the Gallery widget for a book I just finished and it worked out great. Thanks for all the advice.
Now I need some more advice with another one of our books I am converting to ebooks and images not expanding. The book I am currently working on uses the Basic template and has hundreds of instructional line art. I am dragging the image on to the page. I then use the Inspector and click on Widget. I then check "title" which also adds a background and a 10px margin. I then resize the widget to 460 x 424 or 460 x 668.
When previewing the ebook in portrait orientation all images expand, but when viewing the ebook in landscape orientation only the images that are 460 x 424 will expand. The images that are 460 x 668 will not expand unless I do the following so I am beginning to think the widget is bugged.
1) View the book in portrait orientation.
2) Click on the thumbnail of the image that is 460 x 668. The image will fill the screen.
3) Rotate the book to landscape orientation. The image will rotate.
4) Close the image.
5) Now in landscap orientation the image will open.
Bug? I think so. Now my problem is do I switch widgets or hope for a fix while I am working on the book or is this the way the widget works. For this ebook we like the gray title bar and the white border around the image when expanded, otherwise we would use the Gallery widget like we did on the previous book.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.