FAQ

There are 5 ways to get help for eBook Cover Maker Pro

  • Within the program, each tab contains a pull down instructions for that tab. Click on the double down arrows on the right of the instructions to view them. Click the arrows again to push the instructions back up.

  • View the Help file by clicking F1 within the program, or by choosing Index from the Help menu.

  • View the Frequently Asked Questions below.

  • Tutorials are available on our tutorials page.

  • If none of your questions are answered, please contact us by using our contact page.

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How many cover images can I make with the software?

Once you purchase the software, you can make as many images as you want. There is no limit.

How do I get rid of the watermark?

The purchased version does not contain a watermark.

Program Options

What is the best size cover to use?

It depends on the platform you are targeting. With new e-readers being introduced all the time, the best size is constantly changing. For best results, consult the e-reader that you are targeting. Also, we have a list of eBook resources available. eBook Cover Maker Pro can make any sized image.

What format (jpeg, png, tiff) is best?

There is no “best” format, but each format has strengths and weaknesses.

The most common format is the jpeg format. The jpeg format is great for images, can be compressed to a high degree. The downside to the jpeg format is the compression. It is what is called a lossy compression, which means that it loses information. You can see this when you increase the compression on a jpeg image – you can see “blocks” where information is combined. For eBook covers, this is a problem as the blockiness can be very visible on text.

The png format was designed to get around some of the jpegs limitations. It does not use lossy compression, however, the file sizes are larger. It is also not as supported as much as the jpeg format.

The tiff format does not use compression, which means that the images look great, but are much bigger than the other two formats.

So which one to use?

The answer is: it depends. Personally, I think the png format is a nice compromise of quality and size. However, some sites do not use png. I try to save the jpeg format for last, however, I find it the most common format used.

How do I add an additional line of text?

Simply click Add Text again. You will see a new line of text, you will just need to overwrite the text and then place it in the location you want.

Do I need to compress the cover image?

Generally speaking, you should not have to. If you find that you have run into an issue with an eBook site, you can compress the images, but try to limit the amount of compression you use.