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Oct 31, 2017 12:14 PM

can I ignore 300 dip?

I have completed interior as well as book cover. However my cover background and author photo are both less than 300 dpi. Is it possible to bypass that requirement/suggestion and go right to review? I wanted a muted background anyway and am happy with photo!

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1. Oct 31, 2017 12:26 PM in response to: Patsy33
Re: can I ignore 300 dip?

Patsy33 wrote:

Is it possible to bypass that requirement/suggestion and go right to review?

Yes. Directly from the CreateSpace guidelines:

We will not reject a file for low resolution images unless there is text within the image that is blurry and illegible.

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2. Oct 31, 2017 2:43 PM in response to: Patsy33
Re: can I ignore 300 dip?

But . . .

 

You must/should/have to get a printed proof.  It's the only way to tell if things are working.

 

Walton

 

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5. Nov 3, 2017 9:22 AM in response to: Patsy33
Re: can I ignore 300 dip?

Let us know how it looks.

 

Walton

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6. Nov 3, 2017 2:44 PM in response to: Patsy33
Re: can I ignore 300 dip?

I never really had a problem with this. If you go on Amazon and look at the samples for my print book versions of the Sinful Cinema series you'll see that the photos came out great.

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7. Nov 3, 2017 6:46 PM in response to: DougBrunell
Re: can I ignore 300 dip?

But, have you ever ordered a copy and looked at those photos in print?  Yeah, a lot of things that are crap, will look good on a 72 or 96 dpi computer monitor, especially when you're looking at something that is only a few inches tall, but in print, in front of you, could be a different story.

 

Dan'l

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