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Said El Noshokaty

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Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 3:07 AM
 
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The Look Inside feature shows only text. Images are not displayed. Instead, it shows a picture of a camera and ! mark. Please advise why? Before submission to KDP, the Kindle previewer (downloaded on my computer) shows every thing perfect.

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Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Donna St Felix

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 3:19 AM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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Said El Noshokaty wrote:
The Look Inside feature shows only text. Images are not displayed. Instead, it shows a picture of a camera and ! mark. Please advise why? Before submission to KDP, the Kindle previewer (downloaded on my computer) shows every thing perfect.

You don't mention what you uploaded. Word.doc? PDF? Other?

If you uploaded a Word,doc, did you INSERT (not copy and paste) your image?
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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 3:25 AM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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Well, here is an instance where it would have paid to use the online preview!

The camera etc tells you that no image was uploaded. I suppose it is possible that the downloaded Kindle Previewer was able to pick up the image from your computer even though it wasn't included in your file. (Word doc?)
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 10:15 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Thank you. I have uploaded a zip file format which includes the .doc file format transformed to filtered web format plus the images' folder. Images are all inserted. They are .png format for the formulas and tables and .bitmap for the pictures.

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Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 10:31 AM   in response to: cub06h in response to: cub06h
 
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Thank you. Please refer to my answer to Donna.

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Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 4:22 PM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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Said El Noshokaty wrote:
Thank you. I have uploaded a zip file format which includes the .doc file format transformed to filtered web format plus the images' folder. Images are all inserted. They are .png format for the formulas and tables and .bitmap for the pictures.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty


Kindle format supports JPEG and GIF for interior images.
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 10:26 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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Thank you. The Kindle previewer downloaded from KDP to preview my book is able to read the .png and .bitmap format. Besides, I did not receive any comment from KDP regarding my image format.

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Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Notjohn

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 2:31 AM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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You don't seem to want to take advice, so read this: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200645710

And note that KDP does not comment on our books, however bad they may be.

It might be a good idea to un-publish your book until you get the images sorted.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Salamander Mall...

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:31 AM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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Said El Noshokaty wrote:
Thank you. The Kindle previewer downloaded from KDP to preview my book is able to read the .png and .bitmap format. Besides, I did not receive any comment from KDP regarding my image format.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty


Unsupported formats. Fix them. Or don't. If you want to keep banging your head against a brick wall, that's your business.
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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:15 PM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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The image format is an issue, please fix it as suggested by other friends.

John Monyjok Maluth
Juba, South Sudan
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 10:57 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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Dear Sir,

No need to bang my head against a brick wall. Instead, I used my head to reach at the following findings. It is true that KDP supports jpeg and gif image formats but not only these. It also supports png and btm image formats, Please read what professionals are writing regarding image formats:

https://www.thoughtco.com/best-image-use-for-kindle-books-3469088 http://www.unrulyguides.com/2013/12/epub-kindle-formatting-image-format/

I have resubmitted the book contents to KDP in doc file format which include the text and the inserted images in btm format for pictures and png format for tables and formulas. The file was then converted and downloaded on my computer. KDP has converted the text into html file format plus the images in jpeg and png formats. Conversion of images from one format to another is done in a selective way. The html was previewed correctly on my computer.

Now, I'm waiting the Look Inside Feature to work correctly this time. I will tell you the result then.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 11:06 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Dear Sir,

Beg pardon, I consider every advice but I verify it. It is true that KDP supports jpeg and gif image formats but not only these. It also supports btm and png image formats. Please refer to my response to Salamander.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 6, 2017 11:09 PM   in response to: newmansouth in response to: newmansouth
 
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Dear Sir,

Please refer to my responses to other community members.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Said El Noshokaty

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:50 AM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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Dear Sir,

It is to inform you that the Look Inside Feature is now working correctly on Amazon Kindle. Images are now showing.

Best regards.

Prof. Dr. Said El Noshokaty
Notjohn

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Re: Why the Look Inside feature is not showing images?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 4:16 PM   in response to: Said El Noshokaty in response to: Said El Noshokaty
 
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Congratulations, but I think you really should reduce your price by at least 90 percent.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

The blog:
http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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