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May 16, 2012 4:14 PM

File size limit

I was ready to upload a 526 MB text file and discovered  I could not upload a file over 400 MB. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how did you deal with it? Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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1. May 16, 2012 4:22 PM in response to: BookAdventurer
Re: File size limit

If your book is full of images you may want to consider dropping the color count to 256 colors instead of 16million.

 

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2. May 16, 2012 4:27 PM in response to: BookAdventurer
Re: File size limit

This was even more a challenge back when we only had a 100mb limit to play with.

 

Size your images so that they are exactly the size they will print before placing them in your book layout. Use JPG or PNG instead of TIF or PSD, or if you prefer the larger image formats, ensure layers are flattened first to reduce the file size.

 

Experiment with JPG compression (not the same as reducing dpi). Digital printing on CS's paper stock is quite forgiving, as it's not as sharp as offset on other paper stock, so a little bit of compression isn't noticeable but can shave off a bit from the file size.

 

 

 

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3. May 16, 2012 4:26 PM in response to: BookAdventurer
Re: File size limit

Your book must have images to be that big.  To reduce size:

  • Use jpg or select jpg in the PDF conversion program
  • Use compression: down to 85% or #10 should have no deleterious effect on your images
  • Use 300 dpi resolution (higher resolutions, except for 1bit monochromes, does almost nothing visible)
  • Use RGB over CMYK
  • Use editable text versus rasterized text

 

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4. May 16, 2012 9:34 PM in response to: walton
Re: File size limit

Bring back the 300-baud acoustic coupler, I say!

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5. May 17, 2012 6:50 AM in response to: Maaku
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Funny . . . but do you think that 9 out of 10 people here even know what that is?  Here's a pic:

 

 

Now, we cans ask, "Does anyone know what this is?"

 

Stand back . . . here it comes . . . "Yeah, kinda, my dad had one of those."

 

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6. May 17, 2012 6:56 AM in response to: walton
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It's odd that the word 'baud' has dropped out of use along with it.

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7. May 17, 2012 7:04 AM in response to: Maaku
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Oh, no, no . . . it's still around, but you might ask "Y?":

 

  • “In his time, Shakespeare used many of the same devices and conventions that wrestling does-it was baudy, there was an element of a morality play, there were villains and heroes.”

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

 

  • “The show was "30 Rock," which has always been baudy, but which has also crossed the crassness line recently.”

    NYT > Home Page

 

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8. May 17, 2012 9:48 AM in response to: walton
Re: File size limit

So did I, but I eliminated it from my equipment shelf once I figured out my smartphone wouldn't work in it.

 

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