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measuring content placement with image wrap
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I am working on an image wrap cover and have read how content needs to be 7/8 to 1 inch away from the edges of the cover to allow for the stretching over.  But how do you know where 7/8 or 1 inch is?  You can’t print out the cover to measure it.  Is the a way to add a grid or rulers to the cover pages or do you just estimate?

 

Frank

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Nov 29, 2008 9:41am PDT
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images darker in booksmart display than in photo shop display.
Book Design and Imaging

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Thanks for the reply Mike.  what operating system are you using? I’m beginning to think this might be a vista issue.  I have an older laptop with xp and cs3 installed.  I downloaded booksmart to it and went through the same process using some of the same images a before.  And they look the same in cs3 as in booksmart.  The difference on my vista machine is huge.  In fact the only way to get them look reasonable in book smart is to come close to blowing them out in cs3.   If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  I don’t really want to do this book on my old laptop but it might be better in the long run. 

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Nov 26, 2008 4:36pm PDT
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images darker in booksmart display than in photo shop display.
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Thanks for the reply Mike.  what operating system are you using? I’m beginning to think this might be a vista issue.  I have an older laptop with xp and cs3 installed.  I downloaded booksmart to it and went through the same process using some of the same images a before.  And they look the same in cs3 as in booksmart.  The difference on my vista machine is huge.  In fact the only way to get them look reasonable in book smart is to come close to blowing them out in cs3.   If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  I don’t really want to do this book on my old laptop but it might be better in the long run. 

 

Frank

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Nov 26, 2008 12:02pm PDT
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images darker in booksmart display than in photo shop display.
Book Design and Imaging

I am working on my first book and am a professional photographer with considerable digital experience.  I am correcting my images in cs3 to look OK on my calibrated monitor but when I drag them into book smart they are considerably darker.  I can set up my screen to see them side by side and there is a big difference.  I assume the picture will print darker like they show up in the book smart software.  but I am heistant to just make my imagery arbitrarily lighter in the hope they will look good in the end.  Anyone have this experience?

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Nov 25, 2008 7:42am PDT
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