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Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:37 pm

Salvete!

I am thinking about buying a Kindle e-book-reader because I am looking for a way to read image-PDFs from Archive.org and Google-Books (plus several other sources), and I want to read them comfortably (i.e. without having to sit in front of a computer) and without the health hazard associated with too much staring at a computer monitor. I am wondering, however, whether Kindle is really up to the task of handling image-PDFs (= PDFs containing only concatenated images) containing up to a thousand (or even more) pages with file sizes of (sometimes) up to 140 MB (e.g. Kepler's Epitome astronomiae copernicanae".

Does anyone have any experience? I would appreciate your comment.

Valete,

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Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby flamendialis » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:39 pm

you can read pdf in kindle,but it's not kindle strong point , it can be sometimes a frustrating effort, it comes with a zoom option and rotating the screen improves the text, sometimes is needed to cut the margin with a program like briss to make the pdf readable, another option is to convert the pdf to mobi format with calibre, may be other ebooks like sony are better prepared to read pdf's i think
respecting big pdf , i have lewis latin dictionary 100 mb, and has no problem in use it, except readibility as i said
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Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby Ahab » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:10 pm

I have both the Kindle and iPad and find the iPad to be clearly superior in reading pdf documents. Much easier to adjust the viewing parameters, navigate through large documents and annotate text. Haven't tried the Kindle Fire or an android tablet but I think they also would be superior to the regular Kindle.

The screen size for the Kindle Fire is a little too small for may taste. Also not sure how well the Android pdf apps match up against the iPad apps. The GoodReader app is the best one I have found.

I know there are a lot of claims about how much better the E ink screens are compared to backlit screens, but there is not to my knowledge any scientific evidence to back up those claims. Most of the eyestrain issues related to reading on a computer screen are due to poor ergonomics. My eyes are well past middle-age and I have found reading on the iPad to be as comfortable as on the Kindle.
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Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:37 am

Salvete Ahab & Flamendialis!

Thank you for your help. I think that based on your replies the "Kindle" isn't quite what I am looking for.

Have a nice week,

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Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby beerclark » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:20 am

I know this is late but the Nook reads pdf's if you are interested in that. If you don't mind talking to a salesman, you can go to a Barnes and Noble and try it out or have them show you.
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Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

Postby Ahab » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:21 pm

beerclark wrote:I know this is late but the Nook reads pdf's if you are interested in that. If you don't mind talking to a salesman, you can go to a Barnes and Noble and try it out or have them show you.


Have never used a Nook myself, but there is an android app call RepliGo Reader that, based on the reviews I've read, will do a pretty good job with displaying and annotating pdf docs. So it looks like it would be worthile investigating that option. Although it has a smaller screen, the Nook is quite a bit cheaper than the iPad.
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