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Post by annise » August 28th, 2018, 4:42 am

I'm sorry - but only BC's of group projects and soloists can preclaim , everyone else has to claim when it's on the claim list.

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Post by annise » August 28th, 2018, 6:00 am

amitsharma wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Thanks for your help Anne, here is another version: https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/pollyanna_v4_porter_1808.zip

Its under 1 MB now. But I may have compressed it too much at the cost of quality. If that is so, please let me know and I'll reduce the level of compression but with a proportional increase in file size.
That looks fine to me on both my screens -and it displays quite quickly . Are you happy with it ? I was afraid it might have lost some of its brilliance of colour but if it has I can't see it.

https://ia601500.us.archive.org/24/items/pollyanna_version_4_1808_librivox/pollyanna_v4_porter_1808.pdf

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Post by amitsharma » August 28th, 2018, 7:02 am

Okay great, then we will leave it as it is. As long as no major distortion is noticeable I am happy.

Thanks again for your help. I will try to keep the covers around 1 MB in size from now on.

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Post by msfry » August 28th, 2018, 11:06 am

Most of the PD images I download from the internet come in 120 ppi (pixels per inch), a few in 72. When I crop and size my backgound image to 5" x 5" in Photoshop, it is 600 x 600 pixels. That's what I work with and use on the pdf cover case. Then of course I downsize it to 300 x 300 for the LV imageitem, and 150 x 150 for the thumbnail. I agree that's all the quality we need for online images (and they print out beautifully on glossy photo paper too at 5" x 5"), though it vexes me mightily that iTunes will not display our beautiful covers when you download a book to their platform or on their Podcast ap. . . . . . except once in a great while, it does!
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Post by annise » August 28th, 2018, 2:45 pm

That's more or less what I do too, except I use 800X800 .
Then I don't need to shrink it much which I feel it gives me more idea of the appearance of the finished product. Sometimes the really high resolution images don't shrink well

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edited to make it more understandable I think

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Post by thestorygirl » August 28th, 2018, 7:32 pm

The Pollyanna v4 cover looks so beautiful! :9: Thanks to everyone who worked to create it!

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Post by amitsharma » August 28th, 2018, 10:02 pm

msfry wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 11:06 am
Most of the PD images I download from the internet come in 120 ppi (pixels per inch), a few in 72. When I crop and size my backgound image to 5" x 5" in Photoshop, it is 600 x 600 pixels. That's what I work with and use on the pdf cover case. Then of course I downsize it to 300 x 300 for the LV imageitem, and 150 x 150 for the thumbnail. I agree that's all the quality we need for online images (and they print out beautifully on glossy photo paper too at 5" x 5"), though it vexes me mightily that iTunes will not display our beautiful covers when you download a book to their platform or on their Podcast ap. . . . . . except once in a great while, it does!
Okay. Thanks msfry, that sounds workable. I will try that the next time I get around to doing a cover. I saw the file sizes of some of your covers to get an idea of what to aim for and they are pretty small and easy to transfer.
thestorygirl wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 7:32 pm
The Pollyanna v4 cover looks so beautiful! :9: Thanks to everyone who worked to create it!
Many volunteers helped with this and you are welcome from my side thestorygirl. :thumbs:

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Post by annise » August 29th, 2018, 5:27 am

Don't leave it too long before you make a cover , they are great and it's always nice to get a variety of covers , sort of like a book shop I feel

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Post by amitsharma » August 29th, 2018, 10:42 am

Thanks Anne, I'm grateful for your encouragement, I'll keep that in mind. :)

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Post by msfry » August 30th, 2018, 10:44 am

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Post by msfry » August 30th, 2018, 12:36 pm

annise wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 2:45 pm
That's more or less what I do too, except I use 800X800 . I feel it gives me more idea of the appearance of the finished product.

Anne
The zoom feature works great in Photoshop to see the fine detail, so 5 x 5 presents no problem.
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Post by annise » August 30th, 2018, 2:42 pm

I've edited my post above to make it clearer .
Cover caught ......... and linked. Thank you :D

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Post by mahne » August 31st, 2018, 1:19 am

all covers made by mahne, constructive criticism appreciated

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Post by annise » August 31st, 2018, 3:59 am

Caught ... and linked. Thank you :D

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