I am trying to create a Photo e-book and when I convert my file to epub the images are cut off!!
In the indesign file all looks perfect, I used rectangle option, object export options and everything else. But when I view the e photo book in epub - the bottom of all my images is cut off. Can anyone please help me out here?? MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!!
Thank you so much for your response!!
I have a MAC 10.8 version. I am using InDesign Version 9.2.
It would not allow me to anchor my images as I do not have any text and the image entirely 'fits the frame'. Is it possible to anchor if there is no text?
In the export option I selected cutomized -> align with text (because the width option is missing). Is there something I am doing wrong? Again, thank you for you help!
So there is no text, only one single graphic, right?
I bet you're previewing in Adobe Digital Edition.
ADE always cuts off the cover (first page). See the cover of this book below in ADE:
Now drag the ADE window wider so it shows two pages, and you'll see nothing is cut off:
Nothing is lost.
It's a good idea to view on another device, like an iPad, so really view the pictures.
As Steve suggested, see if you can open it in a actual device. ADE is not the most reliable for checking epubs. On the EPUB Export Options/Image did you check Insert Page Break and choose one of the options? Play a bit with the Change font size in ADE and see if you see a change.
Yes I did insert page breaks but it still does not work. I really can't understand what I am doing wrong! I do it page by page, throughuly checking all the details
ADE would not even let me to change the font size... perhaps because the input is only photos?
is there any video maybe you could recommend on how to specifically make a photo ebook with indesign or other Adobe tools?? THANK YOU!
I absolutely can recommend Anne-Marie Concepcion's videos on creating EPUB on Lynda.com. They are the best. (Note it's not specifically about creating a photo book, but on all aspects of creating an EPUB.)
Did you view your EPUB on any other ereader? I think Readium would be good option to try out. Readium is a free ebook reader available as a free app on Chrome. As Ellis said, a sample document would be helpful to understand the problem. You can package it and upload it on dropbox and I can take a look at it and let you know where the problem is. Are you using InDesign CC or the upgraded version 9.2?
Thank you for your response! I am still having trouble with conversion!!!
I am using the 9.2 version.
Every time I convert, all my pages are merged into one single page!! Even though I did not select 'facing pages' but am doing it one by one!! what is the problem I do not understand?!
how can i share a dropbox file with you? can you please give me your email??
Sure, you can share packaged InDesign document on dropbox for me to take a look. My email id is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think creating a package and uploading the zipped package on dropbox would be best.
I could see the images getting cut. This is the issue with ereaders and the maximum size should be 600 x 600 pixels for the image to appear properly. I changed the image size of the images in your document and then the issue of images getting cut was resolved. Also, you have set relative size on your images, is this intentional or you want them to be fixed size instead? Please try once exporting the same document after changing the image sizes and see if you are facing the issue. [Use Readium to view the EPUB].
can you please kindly advise where i can edit the image size to 600 x 600 pixels ? and how do i set to fixed size?? THANK YOU!
am i doing everything else correct? Thank you so much for your help!!
You can select the image by selection tool and change its height(H) and width(W) from control panel as in the screenshot below:
Also to change the image from Relative size to fixed, do the following;
1. Select Image
2. Open Object Export Options dialog
3. Select Size as Fixed from Size dropdown in Custom Rasaterisation section. Please see the screenshot below:
Please try once and let me know if it helps.