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Which size image is best to use on an ebook cover?

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Message posted at 10/23/2012, 16:56:39 PM by Ritawritestoo
Can someone please tell me which size image is best for an ebook cover? I have to teach myself how to make my first ebook cover (which I'll sell with my ebook on Amazon). I will not be using the image for any printing, only for the ebook cover. Thanks.


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Message posted at 10/23/2012, 20:53:24 PM by Bradcalkins
At first glance I would say you don't need higher than screen resolution, but whether you choose to limit the resolution in the eBook or not you may want to buy the higher resolution in case you want to print it later and can't buy the file...
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Message edited at 10/23/2012, 21:31:04 PM by Jeyaprakash84
When uploading for Amazon, you should follow their requirements. I am quoting from Amazon kdp.

Requirements for the size of your cover art have an ideal height/width ration of 1.6, this means:

• A minimum of 625 pixels on the shortest side and 1000 pixels on the longest side
• For best quality, your image would be 1563 pixels on the shortest side and 2500 pixels on the longest side

For your convenience, it is good to have a bigger image, so that you can crop and modify as required.
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Message posted at 10/24/2012, 04:15:44 AM by Astormfr
Yes 2500 pixels on the largest side seems good to start.
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Message posted at 10/25/2012, 08:13:47 AM by Ritawritestoo
Thanks so much to all of you! Your info was very helpful and I appreciate it.


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Message posted at 10/26/2012, 04:33:51 AM by Nancyfromafrica
the size that best fits your laptop resolution when used does not need to scroll
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Message posted at 04/17/2014, 15:33:54 PM by Violetisis17

Originally posted by Astormfr:
Quoted Message: Yes 2500 pixels on the largest side seems good to start.

Thanks I have been trying to decide for days :)

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