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carol bartlett

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problems with images
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 7:56 AM
 
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I would appreciate any help as I have tried to resolve this issue without success.

I have a non fiction e book with about 30 images which I am trying to convert to print. I have uploaded and running through print preview and have manage to resolve most of the problems, bar 5 images which previewer says are too few DPI.

To solve this problem so fa I have tried:-

1. To increase DPI using software - unsuccessful preview says too few DPI
2. The problem is mainly effecting images I have purchased from a legitimate digital image web site so I have re purchased larger size images which have at least 300 DPI and uploaded into previewer. Again unsuccessful previewer still reporting too few DPI.
3. I have read a thread in the forum which suggests that when saving in word it automatically flattens the image when you save the manuscript. The advise was instead print to PDF, which will not print, but save the document and not flatten the images. I have selected an image which was definitely 300 DPI inserted into the manuscript and then print to PDF and then saved as PDF uploaded to preview and still the error message says the image is only around 130 DPI.

I cannot seem to find work around. curiously there are around 20 images all uploaded and apparently error free. I do need to use these images as I had to buy them not having an image of my own which illustrates the point.

Any help would be great as I have been plugging away at this for some time without success.

Carol
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Re: problems with images
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:51 AM   in response to: carol bartlett in response to: carol bartlett
 
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Hi Carol,

I have published two weeks ago a book that contain more than 70 images.
Word is not able to handle images with a high resolution (max. 220dpi)
I switch to Libre Office Writer. (free)

Open Office Writer
Open your doc file
Remove images from your text file
Insert 300dpi images from original directory
Save your file
Export as a PDF

Charles G. Koonitz

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Donna St Felix

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Re: problems with images
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:32 AM   in response to: carol bartlett in response to: carol bartlett
 
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carol bartlett wrote:
I have a non fiction e book with about 30 images which I am trying to convert to print. I have uploaded and running through print preview and have manage to resolve most of the problems, bar 5 images which previewer says are too few DPI.

It is pretty simple to fix. The main photo is too small. You need to scan or download a larger version and then size it down if needed.
Say you want the photo to show at 5" x 7", then size it to that size from a larger version. Then see what the DPI says. If you are over 300 DPI, that's great.

Also if you are using the program Word, make sure you do INSERT and not copy & paste the photo in.
Ned Kelly

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:19 PM   in response to: carol bartlett in response to: carol bartlett
 
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Carol, for the print versions I write in MS Word, then convert to PDF (ensuring images are around 300DPI) Some versions of Word though when converting to a PDF default the images in the PDF to 200dpi or lower, so check to see what yr word PDF photo resolution is - some versions can't adjust this resolution. I use a stand alone PDF generator usually CUTE PDF and set the photo resolution to 300 DPI.

I also convert colour images to monochrome otherwise the production costs blows out considerably. I've just finished doing a rather long conversion with 250 pictures and 1100 pages - comes out fine using the above method for print. I'm just waiting on proofs before releasing it - a link to the ebook is shown here. Ironically I also cut and past or copy and paste images into word - and they work fine for me. (I also use insert) however I suggest you stay with the INSERT method for pics, as I perform a special voodoo ritual before starting on each book, and this can be dangerous in some people's hands...

Cheers

Ned

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carol bartlett

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Re: problems with images
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 2:52 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Thanks very much for your response. I am finding that Word is auto compressing the images so this is a good option thanks
carol bartlett

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 2:54 AM   in response to: Ned Kelly in response to: Ned Kelly
 
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thanks for the response, I appreciate it. However, the images I am using are not too small and are well over the DPI threshold when I insert them the problem, I think, is around word/conversion to PDF.
carol bartlett

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 2:55 AM   in response to: carol bartlett in response to: carol bartlett
 
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thanks for response, I agree the problem lies with word conversion and I will try out your suggestions.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 3:12 AM   in response to: carol bartlett in response to: carol bartlett
 
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carol bartlett wrote:
thanks for the response, I appreciate it. However, the images I am using are not too small and are well over the DPI threshold when I insert them the problem, I think, is around word/conversion to PDF.

Carol, that's what I explained in my reply. Word defaults PDF resolution to below 200 DPI, depending on the version. (Check to see what it is) To overcome it I use a stand alone PDF converter - in this case CUTE PDF (I think you'll find a free version on the web) Mine has a range of DPI outputs for PDF.

Ned

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