Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
Remember, best to use jpegs for digital photos and pngs for vector images, etc.
>A friend suggested 72 dpi. Many of the scans are at 300dpi.
Anything over 72 is wasted. As always, test your content in your book on a device to confirm any recipe you may come up with.
But yes, if you're committed to content that tasks the 2gb ceiling, plan ahead for serailized editions.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to K T)
I'd rather conform to the 2GB ceiling. I am too early in the project to get a firm handle on what aggregate size my book will be, but I have several hundred images I would like to use in it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to K T)
KT, do you use Aperature, Photoshop, or something else to adjust the size of photos ? What would you recommend?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:42 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
I use Preview and GraphicConverter, which has a great batch feature.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:52 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
Maximum single image size for iBa is 3.2 megapixels or 2048 x 1536 ( switch for potrait ) resolution can be 72dpi upwards depending on what you seek to achieve and if you allow zooming.
Any image editor you have ( I think Gimp is still a free download) will do the job and a makeshift is the lowly "Preview" image viewer on every iMac.
If you have multiple images on a page ie 4 images you can still use the full size image or edit them down to 1024 x 768 or even 512 x 384 and they will still be OK.
If you need to edit content to meet the 2 gig max, it may help if you make notes of which images need to be what size to suit your needs and edit them accordingly. Better to do it at the start than fire fighting mid way.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:54 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
Again, anything over 72 dpi is wasted - anything higher risks unnecessary bloating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to K T)
Thanks, KT! I'm downloading GrapicsConverter now. Let's see if I can master this much.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
GraphicsConverter--try for free or purchase for $38.99! I just gave GIMP a shot. Using it requires that you do an additional export from their GIMP extension to save it as a .jpg on the mack.
Man, nothing is easy, but some of these steps are downright ridiculous.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
If you intend to make more than one book, then the possible need to buy other software may be essential.
If the books sell, then eventually they pay back the investment.
A free option is the Preview on all Macs, it allows more or less the same image colour/ exposure/contrast/etc as the image editor in iBA and it allows to to resize images.
I use Photoshop or PS Elements to bulk process all the images I set up for the next book and after I often just use the preview to tweak colour etc or crop down. Its easier than opining an app and then searwching to open an image. With Preview all I do is click teh images and it opens.
I do a think iBA would benefit from having a resize/crop tool added.. I have submitted Feedback to that effect...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
Use the App icon in your iMac to open the app store.... check out PIXELMATOR..
It will do anything you need.. its basically a mini Photoshop! Cost is around $15 (£10.50 is what I see)
They also do a " Learn Pixelmator" Manual app - for another £2.99.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to vinnyvg)
What a coincidence: a good friend of mine also just recommended Pixelmator and I am downloading the trial right now. I just viewed a tutorial that looks like this is EXACTLY what I need to transform my photos to a better size for iBA. Thanks again, Vinny!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to Bisonwerks)
Pleased you can now move on with your project, maybe let us know when its in the store.
Good Luck with your project book, and if needed we are always here...