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Picture shows as black when when loaded to book page

Dear Blurb Users,

When I try and put some pictures into the book form the My Photos uploaded thumbnails the frame just turns black ie no picture.In the View Larger preview it also shows black. But not all do....

The facts are:

The picture is not corrupted - I have has this professionally verified.

This problem occurs on a iMac running Yosemite and Blurb version 3.4.5.34809

This problem does NOT occur (with the exact same image) on a MacbookPro running Mavericks 10.9.5 and Blurb version 3.4.4.34805

There seems to be some corralation between the sRGB and the RGB setting of the photo i.e. the ones that show black tend to be the sRGB and the ones showing the camera RGB profile do not. However when converted into the RGB rofile they still show as black in the book.

From on the iMac there are 2 ColorSync Utilites working (one possibly from an old OS X) 4.6 and 4.10 version - could this be a factor?

 

I would really like to be able to create this book using the iMac, but I can't if a 3rd of the pictures i want to use will not transfer to the book.

Has anyone any clues. experience, advice?

Thank you

 

 




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Mrs Young

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I have been having the same problem for ages. The only joy I had was using Gimp to open it using colour indexes then using normal for the type that turned up. I had to save it leaving off the .xcf . Trouble is, like you, I have lots of black and white photocopies that I touch up with Picasa import into Booksmart only to findits a black page. Surely there must be someone whohas an idea. I may well write to Blub.

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I had a problem with scanned black and white photocopies which loaded BLACK in my Booksmart book. The solution was to open the image in GIMP first. Then go to Mode -choose colour indexes. A menu opens up and at the bottom is " optimal palette" - change "none" to "Floyd/Steinberg". Now, extract or convert it.  This will get rid of the .xcf  extension and you just go to file- export and you find it is jpeg and will be found in your "images" folder. To do any adjustments, I use Picasa. It sounds roundabout and complicated but when you've done it a few times its quite easy- and I struggle trying to understand Gimp!!!

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Further to my comment, which was not well explained, I will expand on this method.

I had a problem with scanned black and white photocopies which loaded BLACK in my Booksmart book. The solution was to open the image in GIMP first. Then go to Mode -choose colour indexes. A menu opens up and at the bottom is " optimal palette" - change "none" to "Floyd/Steinberg, normal". Now, extract or convert it as the tab at the bottom says.  This will get rid of the .xcf  extension and if you  go to file- export, you'll  find it is jpeg and will be found in your "images" folder. To do any adjustments, I use Picasa. It sounds roundabout and complicated but when you've done it a few times its quite easy- and I struggle trying to understand Gimp!!!

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