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Any advice on reducing the size of an epub? The beta validator requires a size 10 MB or less. My current export is 10.5 MB.

 

In searching online, one recommendation was to change the settings on the export dialog box to 96 ppi and med-low resolution, which I did, but the epub still exported to the same size.

 

Another suggestion was to change the extension file from .epub to .zip, and then "unzip" the file and drag the images to a program called imageOptim, which I downloaded but after changing the extension and clicking on it, it said "unsupported file format" and wouldn't unzip.

Right now I'm considering opening up all the images in Photoshop and changing them from 300 ppi to 150 ppi in a new layout just for the epub. Anyone have any alternatives or any insight as to why the export settings didn't work? Thanks.

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FWIW:

IDML unzip/rezip with eCanCrusher
Posted on June 14, 2016 by kris

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/2016/06/14/idml-support-ecancrusher/

 

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How do I reduce the size of epub?

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Any advice on reducing the size of an epub? The beta validator requires a size 10 MB or less. My current export is 10.5 MB.

 

In searching online, one recommendation was to change the settings on the export dialog box to 96 ppi and med-low resolution, which I did, but the epub still exported to the same size.

 

Another suggestion was to change the extension file from .epub to .zip, and then "unzip" the file and drag the images to a program called imageOptim, which I downloaded but after changing the extension and clicking on it, it said "unsupported file format" and wouldn't unzip.

Right now I'm considering opening up all the images in Photoshop and changing them from 300 ppi to 150 ppi in a new layout just for the epub. Anyone have any alternatives or any insight as to why the export settings didn't work? Thanks.

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

FWIW:

IDML unzip/rezip with eCanCrusher
Posted on June 14, 2016 by kris

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/2016/06/14/idml-support-ecancrusher/

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi carlangel,

what's your operating system and InDesign version?

What kind of EPUB do you export?

 

Upon open your exported EPUB file with unzip and zip it again, see Rorohiko's eCanCrusher utility:

 

Easily decompress EPUB, edit it, and recompress.
Posted on October 8, 2013 by kris

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/2013/10/08/ecancrusher-dragdrop-conversion-of-folder-to-epub-and-...

 

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Uwe Laubender

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FWIW:

IDML unzip/rezip with eCanCrusher
Posted on June 14, 2016 by kris

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/2016/06/14/idml-support-ecancrusher/

 

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Thanks Uwe!  I'm on MacOS Catalina.

 

I downloaded can crusher yesterday and dragged the image folder to imagOptim to help reduce the file size. The epub is small enough for the validator requirement, but I'm still puzzled as to why the file size was over 10 MB to begin with.

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