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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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Preparing Images for Ebooks

In addition to choosing formats and setting export quality and alignment options, you might want to take other steps in preparing graphics and images for optimal results when used in ebooks. Furthermore, these extra steps are often the solution to the most common image-related ebook problems, including those I talked about in Chapter 4 when converting a print publication to an ebook.

Let’s start by making images accessible and valid.

Adding ALT Tag Alternate Text

You may have heard the term ALT tag—or you may not have. It’s common in web design. ALT is an abbreviation of “alternate text” and is used within IMG (image) tags in HTML, which, of course, means the Web and ebooks. ALT tags describe images when those images ...

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