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Custom Layout - Dimensions Discrepancy Help

According to this link, the dimensions for a full-bleed 10 X 8 Hardcover Dust Jacket are 10.25 inches wide by 8.53 inches high. In Photoshop, this yields a layout with pixel dimensions of 3075 X 2559.

However, within the BookSmart program, the specified dimensions are 10.1 X 8.5 for the container size and 3038 X 2555 for the optimal photo size. What gives?

I understand that there’s a need to add a 1/8" safety zone for the page bleed, so its possible that one version factors this in and the other doesn’t. But these dimensions don’t even seem to maintain the same aspect ratio.

When setting up a custom template in Photoshop, what are the correct dimensions to use INCLUDING the 1/8" bleed buffer for a 10 X 8 Dust Jacket, and a regular full-bleed page?

Thanks for your help,

 Jason
 

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Posted by
JasonSigs
Aug 8, 2007 2:07pm PDT
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Hello Jason,

Thanks for your sharp eyes!

I double-checked all our numbers last night based on your observations and we have updated them in our FAQ and our Blog . Just from talking to our head developer he says always go by the number that is displayed in the pop-up in BookSmart

Hope that helps and keep up the good work.

-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Posted by
bmartinek
Aug 9, 2007 3:52pm PDT
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