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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Exporting Images to Ebooks

Exporting images to ebooks requires an understanding of the supported formats and how to control the quality of those images during conversion to EPUB-ready formats. I’ll start by defining the formats I’m talking about.

Ebook Image Formats

Because EPUB (and Amazon-format) ebooks are effectively self-contained websites, they support the inclusion and display of only web-standard image formats. Specifically, those formats are JPEG (aka JPG), GIF, PNG, and SVG. If you’re unfamiliar with some of these formats, allow me to explain.

These four graphics formats are what ebooks use and understand. Of these four, InDesign understands three—it has no concept of SVG, but there are two ways around that, which I’ll get to later. ...

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