Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:22 AM (in response to sunshiner)
Congratulations! The news about image optimisation will help new authours alot. You wrote in Author 1 and delivered in Author 2. Was the file automatically converted or did you have to make a new file and then copy and paste chapters from the old file to the new one?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to kenfromUK)
No conversion necessary. The ver 1 file opened immediately and faultlessly in ver 2 and then was reduced in size at the first save.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to sunshiner)
That's good news.
There have been many threads about Ver 2 which indicate serious problems for loading up Ver 1 files. I can't decide whether to publish in 1 or wait for a new Version.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to sunshiner)
"I used in excess of 200 high res (up to 12mp) images and didn't bother to crop or resample any. I conducted all sizing action in iBA and allowed many very large images to bleed off the page edges, so that they filled the page background. Whether these images would have got through from iBA ver 1 I'm not sure, but iBA 2, which includes image optimization, sorted them out on the fly. So, no need to crop and resize before image use in iBA. Just pull them from iPhoto and use them. I also found I could drag in PDF and EPS format files as images."
I must be the one the iBA review team pick on for "special treatment" I uploaded a book 21st November and during the deliver process produced errors needing attention.
These were the screenshots I made using Snagit and resizing the images - for some reason I did not notice all 5 were 1031 wide and were knocked back till I resized them to 1024 x 768.
This seems to be contradictory to your experience with images.
The book BTW is still in review as is an update submitted 3 weeks ago!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to vinnyvg)
I can't imagine why you'd use Snagit to create your screen shots from the iPad display. I just captured each screen on the iPad using its built in capture ability, then transferred the resultant images (1024x768, mine's an iPad1) to my MacBook Pro, using GoodReader on the iPad, with WiFi transfer. The images could also be transferred by email, of course, if you had no other means.
Good luck with the rest of it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to sunshiner)
I use Snagit to capture the page in IBA - why, simply because it suits me! I save the image to desktop or book folder - open Fireworks - trim any edge flaws and re-size, save to book folder as SS XXXXX .
It saves me shuffeling between iMac and iPad and I have control of the image.
My prime "function" is creating web sites and Snagit is a way to send clients a preview of layouts, changes etc without forever uploading to a test site on the server. Its just horse for courses really.
Just noticed a typo in my previuos post.
"The book BTW is still in review as is an update submitted 3 weeks ago!"
Should have wrote "A book...." with reference to the 12 hours mentioned in the first post.
Its still in review!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to vinnyvg)
But the iBA page includes all of the page structure guides, boundaries etc which are eliminated when the page is rendered for the created book. How do you get around that? Is there a Page Preview option in iBA that I've somehow overlooked?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to sunshiner)
It could be that I basically only create photo based books, although the last one did contain 100 pages of text with small sized images.
Structures guides??? On photo pages I have a locked background image between 1 photo - 4 photo images on a page with some in Landscape and other in Portrait. The photo images may or may not have frames and there may be captions in unlinked text boxes.
Snagit has a Loupe type magnifier that allows pixel perfect selections.
Text boxes, shapes etc that may have an outine visible but can have it turned off by selecting No Line - are these the things you refer to
I dont know how you have iBA set up, but what I see on my iBA page - is what appears to the viewer when at the book on an iPad.