doing my own down sizing?
So i thought I woudl take care of the down sizing process, i noted the pixel dimensions of the blur book I was using.. 2888 px on the long dimension for the book i had selected etc so I use d this as the template for my images. I prepared it at 300dpi
I added an image into booksmart , into a empty page ( no formats selected so it could go edge to edge) and is was too big for the page adn i mean substantially …I and to use the slider to make it fit.. how can this be, when the page is 2888 width and my page is 2888px, this can’t optimal for my images can it, if it is down sizing even more it defeats the object of doing this myself.
can anyone fill me in in what booksmart is doing?
Are you sizing your images for the page or the container? Also, you need to be aware of image aspect ratios and the fact that BookSmart (unfortunately & annoyingly) fills the container, initially, to the shortest measure…
I’m guessing that you are working on a standard landscape. The full-bleed page is 2888×2475 – but, that is NOT a normal image aspect ratio!
If your image is re-sized to 2888 on the long-side, and has an aspect ratio say of 3:2, then the short side will be 1925; BUT, BookSmart will annoyingly expand the 1925 side into the 2475 depth of the container, so that your 2888 side now spills off the page edges!
Use the "center-align image" tool to re-seat your image so it is now 2888×1925 within the container. You will see grey areas above & below the image – but these won’t print. It is only there to show you what space there is available within the container…
Hope that helps;