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Low resolution of text in compiled jpg's.

allsas I have jpg's with text in them. The text in the file looks fine when the index.html file is viewed in IE. The compiled ebook displays, of the same jpg, displays a degraded image of text. The text has half tones in parts of the individual letters, some letters are light, larger letters are ok.

Letters of Font size 10 are effected, letters of Font size 12 are less effected.

Is there any option that I can reset to encourage Active eBook Compiler to reproduce jpg's with better "resolution".

This is the only occurnce of the problem that I have found. It does not occur in Web Site Packer, eBook Snap, or Easy eBook compiler. The source, jpg's, display clearly and the text displays clearly in the html files. I assume that cause is developed in the compile process. The small print of the TOC is clear, pdf files compiled in the ebook are clear.

I have word processor source files for some of the files but pictures incorporated into the text relocate when the files are saved in a different format. Each page has to be editted in the new format. Different formats include .html and .doc files. Some of the ebooks do not have word processor source files and are only available as jpg files. The number of pages exceeds 500. The text in the compiled version is very difficult to read, when compared to the uncompiled representation.

Posted on: 3:57 am on February 12, 2007
Storyman Hi Allsas,

Try using PNG instead of JPG.

Posted on: 7:03 am on February 12, 2007
EBookCompiler Yes use PNG

Also - check the width and height attributes are set correctly for the images in the HTML code.  Minor scaling will distort small details, which will be most obvious on the text.

Many wordprocessors don't set the width/height in the HTML code to match the width/height of the image.  This results in scaling and distortion.

You may need to manually review the HTML code for images to check this.

Posted on: 4:36 pm on February 14, 2007
allsas I'm getting around the problem in some of the sets of jpgs. I produced one series of jpgs from pdf's the resolution on this series of jpg's was 150 dpi, the set with display problems. Going back to the original scans at 300 and 600 dpi got rid of most of the problems. The html files with pictures (jpg's) were better also.

Converting word processing files to html files in a word processor still causes a lot of unexpected changes. However, the newer word processors do a better job of converting documents and handle more complex pages better.

Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 7:40 am on February 23, 2007


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