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Post by Nefret » Fri August 1st, 2014, 6:52 pm

Yes, the pendant looks very realistic and pretty. It's just oddly floating in the sky.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat August 2nd, 2014, 3:14 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]If they wanted to show it in a large size to get the details, at least if it's floating in the sky it looks better than that gigantic photoshopped pendant the woman was wearing on that other cover (I think that book was called The Pendant).

Her make-up is way too heavy in both shots though.[/quote]

Yes I thought that -her teeth are also very white and perfect! :rolleyes:
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Post by Lisa » Thu August 7th, 2014, 3:42 pm

The ruff is back...

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By the way, is it just me, or do a lot of even non self-published Kindle covers seem really shoddy? Like this book, the hard copy versions have better quality covers, but I could have made this one myself in MS Paint. Loads of other books I see are the same (some of Susanna Kearsley's as well, off the top of my head).

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Post by Misfit » Thu August 7th, 2014, 3:43 pm

I wish they'd all go back to those gorgeous vintage covers.
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Post by Lisa » Thu August 7th, 2014, 3:45 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I wish they'd all go back to those gorgeous vintage covers.[/quote]

The vintage covers, without the vintage tiny print :)

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Post by Misfit » Thu August 7th, 2014, 3:55 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]The vintage covers, without the vintage tiny print :) [/quote]

Without the vintage tiny print please. I am so happy to see many of those coming back to life in the digital age. Or should I say my eyes are happy about it?
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Post by Nefret » Fri August 8th, 2014, 1:18 am

What time period is the new ruff cover book in?
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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 8th, 2014, 8:12 am

Another one which looks like a clown!
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Post by Lisa » Fri August 8th, 2014, 9:43 am

[quote=""Nefret""]What time period is the new ruff cover book in?[/quote]

It's Marguerite de Valois around the time of the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. First in a trilogy by this author, although I haven't read any yet (I think they can also be read stand alone).

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Post by DianeL » Fri August 8th, 2014, 11:10 pm

It may be because I am running in Safe Mode, so my resolution is poor, but the image appears to be better color balanced - not so garish (ruff *or* lipstick), somewhat lower contrast values. Strangely, this is a case where even I think cropping the image so drastically actually improves things. The less of that giant, floppy ruff, the better.
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