I'm creating ePubs using Indesign CS5.5, and when I go to export them, it gives me the option to put a cover image on it. But when I export and view it, no cover image shows. I've tried it on three different readers, Adobe Digital Editions, a Bookeen Cybook Orizon, and an iPad (via the program Bluefire Reader), and when you look at it on the library page, it just shows the opening text page with no cover
A crude workaround I've found is that you can simply drop a PNG image on the first page, but this is not ideal, since various readers don't all have the same dimensions, and the image crops in half when you turn the devices on their side.
I've tried everything, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help please?
I chose both. When I chose "use existing image file", it didn't do anything, it just shows the first page of the ebook as the cover, which obviously I didn't want. When I chose "rasterise first page" it just displayed the "cover" on page 1 as if it were part of the document, which isn't really what I'm after.
The image I used was 2:3 (specifically 600x900), as it conforms to the thumbnail that you see in both readers that I'm trying it out on, but I've just tried 600x860 (an RGB JPEG) and that didn't work either
I already have this problem and solve it, like this:
First, in ID create a file with one page and put your cover image, don't need anchor it, just put on the size of the page.
2. After export, edit the epub on Sigil or similar program.
Create a css file in text editor like textEdit like this image below:
Insert this css file in folder "Styles". After, in the file of cover change the code (in HTML) to this:
<link href="../Styles/FILE.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<div class="image" id="FILE-COVER.html">
<img alt="COVER-IMAGE.jpg" class="capa" src="../Images/COVER-IMAGE_fmt.jpeg" /></div>
3. Save it. If you wants you can change the background color or remove it.
This will make the cover stay centered and occupying the entire screen.
This operation woks fine in iPad with iBooks and Bluefire.
I hope it helps you