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Re: Open letter to Jeff Bezos: Your engineers fail to solve issues and improve
Posted: Feb 9, 2018 6:44 AM   in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst
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Cynthia E. Hurst wrote:
As I said, I downloaded them from Pixabay, which gives users a choice of three sizes. I deliberately chose a larger size, assuming that when it was reduced to the correct size for the cover, the dpi would improve, which is exactly what Hitch and writerbn confirmed.

Absolutely correct. Years ago, the company I was then with solicited a series of five covers from a new artist. Though he was given full specifications, he decided to follow his own common sense. Unfortunately, he had none, nor any experience with mass market paperback covers, but he was a heck of a good artist, highly recommended to us by one of our regulars. He submitted five wonderful paintings, all exquisite works of art...all not much bigger than the books themselves. They were all rejected. Humbled, but now having read the specifications, he submitted five full-sized canvases. He is very successful now.

Always scale down from the largest size possible.
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Re: Open letter to Jeff Bezos: Your engineers fail to solve issues and improve
Posted: Feb 9, 2018 12:25 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
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Salamander Mallory wrote:
Cynthia E. Hurst wrote:
As I said, I downloaded them from Pixabay, which gives users a choice of three sizes. I deliberately chose a larger size, assuming that when it was reduced to the correct size for the cover, the dpi would improve, which is exactly what Hitch and writerbn confirmed.

Absolutely correct. Years ago, the company I was then with solicited a series of five covers from a new artist. Though he was given full specifications, he decided to follow his own common sense. Unfortunately, he had none, nor any experience with mass market paperback covers, but he was a heck of a good artist, highly recommended to us by one of our regulars. He submitted five wonderful paintings, all exquisite works of art...all not much bigger than the books themselves. They were all rejected. Humbled, but now having read the specifications, he submitted five full-sized canvases. He is very successful now.

Always scale down from the largest size possible.


Reducing eliminates errors while enlarging highlights them, not to mention pixelization.
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