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Kryptomatic
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Another NookColor Question

Does the NookColor show Illustrations, pictures and maps from books.
For instance im currently reading The Alexandria Link from Steve Berry. (paperback)
In chapter 57 there are 3 maps shown.
So it got me to thinking if the NookColor shows Maps, Pictures, Illustrations
that the regular book form would show or if they leave them out in the ebook version.

Thanks

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cyclingplatypus
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Re: Another NookColor Question

It shows illustrations, so does the classic nook (3G/wifi).

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DrWho453
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Re: Another NookColor Question

The only problem is that you can't resize the picture or map in the book. I hope they fix this in the future. I hate not being able to see the whole image or map because it's too large to fit on screen or you can make out some details on an image or map because it's too small.
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MelbelleTX
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Re: Another NookColor Question

This is actually a matter of some contention.  While the hardware is certainly capable of displaying illustrations and photos, the publisher does not always include this material in an ebook version.  This has to do with copywrite and licensing of those materials which can be  seperate altogether from the rights to the text itself. In addition, even when that material is included, it can be formatted in such a way that it is hard to see on the screen of the ereader itself. 

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scjohanson5
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Re: Another NookColor Question

I have been able to see Maps and pictures in the books that I have on NookColor.  I also have the regular nook and started a book with lots of maps which I couldn't see well.  I have finished it on the Nookcolor and what a difference it made.

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deemure
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Re: Another NookColor Question

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MelbelleTX wrote:

This is actually a matter of some contention.  While the hardware is certainly capable of displaying illustrations and photos, the publisher does not always include this material in an ebook version.  This has to do with copywrite and licensing of those materials which can be  seperate altogether from the rights to the text itself. In addition, even when that material is included, it can be formatted in such a way that it is hard to see on the screen of the ereader itself. 


This is a great answer.  In this past, I tried to explain this to another member.  Digital versions of images are separate issues from the text and handled differently from printed versions.  There are different copyright issues.  Thank you for reiterating this.  Many people have no idea that there are such problems.  If you consider an art book, where photos were taken in a museum which owns the rights to the reproduction of any work.  At the time the museum may have authorized certain usage of the photos, which most likely meant print version only.  The photographer also has rights and the original deal may have only planned for a print version.  Since digital versions pose some inherent security problems and images can and will get copied and printed (much more easily and in higher quality than the print versions), sometimes publishers will not pay the extra expense to cover them or the right's holder may not release them for use. 

 

 

The NOOKcolor allows for much better viewing of illustrations and all, but it really can depend on the book as to how good things look.  If you can, always try a sample first.  Not all samples are good indicators either, because they sometimes only show the table of contents, but some give you a good idea.

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