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waltlamberg

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What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 7, 2012 6:10 PM
 
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Kindle Formatting Guidelines say a JPEG can be up to 127 KB. I have some terrific photos but when I save them as JPEGs they are much larger than 127 KB.

Have any of you used larger JPEGs that uploaded okay?

I'd hate not being able to use these photos.

Walt
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Re: What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 7, 2012 6:50 PM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
 
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Just compress them more with an image program. There are several free ones like Gimp. Remember to keep them below 600x800 and no more than 300dpi (150dpi works fine too actually).
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Re: What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 7, 2012 6:59 PM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
 
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Images will be re-sampled and reduced by the conversion program if they exceed 127kb, which may or may not produce acceptable results. Best to fix them before uploading.
waltlamberg

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Re: What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 8, 2012 11:04 AM   in response to: jaminkpub in response to: jaminkpub
 
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Thank you for your responses. I heard from some other authors, who have JPEGs that are much larger than mine. They said they had no trouble using them.

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Re: What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 8, 2012 11:55 AM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
 
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It's usually not a problem, but there are times when Amazon will make them look pretty bad. I would prepare them myself to make sure they'll come out fine every time.
candescentpress

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Re: What is the Maximum File Size for JPEG Files?
Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:48 PM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
 
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Thank you for your responses. I heard from some other authors, who have JPEGs that are much larger than mine. They said they had no trouble using them.

I've been playing around with this recently and, if it's for inside the book you can insert much larger images. They'll obviously be resized for the eInk Kindle, so be careful with text which might not resize well - but if you consider that the new iPad is going to be about 2000 pixels by 1500, then big images might be more propular in future (rumours are that Amazon will go to similar ppi with the Fire at some point).

I've managed to squeeze an image that was 1700 pixels wide into a book, and uploaded it. When I download the converted eBook, the image is still 1700 pixels wide on Kindle for PC, so it doesn't appear to have been resized physically.

The difficulty is to keep down the file size for such large images (I did read that allowed file size has been increased to 256kb, but that they still get downsized under 127kb when converted).

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