I am looking into Adobe DPS for a someone who works for a publishers. One of the issues that has been raised when weighing up wether to commit to a DPS licence, for their multiple titles, is the large download file sizes.
Have there been any general developments in this area that help towards reducing size while maintaining the content quality and multimedia flexibility.
I have read a few previous posts on how you should approach inserting images and general good house keeping etc, but I get the impression that if you want to take advantage of the multimedia aspects the huge download sizes are invevitable.
Could anyone advise, as the potential contract would be quite substantial.
a couple of things might keep it down for you
only do 1 orientation, for some stupid reason, you could have a portrait article of 10mb, and a horizontal article of 10mb but if you have a dual orientation folio, its 30mb, for some reason it's not just adding them together, it puts more weight on?
compress your video and music dramatically
use interactivity sparingly, make it more about user experience as a pose to overwhelming them!
We're currently in the very early stages of pinning everything down. But a number of the titles would mainly be image based rather than videos.
Are there any quick ways of processing images within DPS?
Here are a couple of articles to help answer your questions:
IMO Placing large size contents like video, maps etc. as online web content will decrease the folio size. Disadvantage is the reader will have to be online to enjoy the pub. In case of dual orientation pubs, placing some resource hungry contents in landscape only mode and directing readers to rotate the device will also keep the size down. I think best practice is to put interactivity only where it is needed and looks good... It is a publication we are designing... Not a video game...lol
This is my first post and I hope I am correct...