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illustrations on pa[erwhite too small

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Initial post: Jul 14, 2013 8:29:26 PM PDT
Sandy Gaudur says:
I am reading George Takei's book OhMyyy and it has examples of tweets and facebook entries as pictures. They are too small to see and I can't read them even with a strong magnifying glass. Changing the font size doesn't affect their size. Is there some way to make the pictures larger?Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 8:42:05 PM PDT
Artist says:
When there are pictures in books that I want to see, I download the book to Kindle for PC. You still have limited zoom power, but at least the pictures start out larger.

The size/quality of the pictures (or even IF the pictures are included) is determined by the publisher, not Amazon.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 5:19:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2013 5:21:05 AM PDT
Charlie says:
Pat, you can improve things a bit by doing a tap-and-hold on the image until the image blinks and you get a box around it. Then lift up your finger. There should be a magnifying glass symbol. Tap that and you go to a page with just that image on it. On some books the orientation will change to display the image as big as possible. On other books, you will have to change to landscape or portrait mode before the tap-and-hold in order to get the maxim image size. There isn't any additional zoom and pan available in this mode.

It's not great, but sometimes the enlargement is enough to make things visible.

Some books/documents just aren't suitable for the Paperwhite and you need to use a tablet with better zoom features or as The Artist suggests, the Kindle for PC program.

The Paperwhite excels at presenting adjustable font size black and white text. It is not well suited for images or even fixed format documents like PDFs or many children's books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2013 5:40:02 AM PDT
You should consider writing the publisher and suggesting that if they're going to have a ebook version published it should be legible. At the bottom of the product page is a link to advise Amazon of formatting problems. You can probably get a refund from Amazon, too, if you want.
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