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Full Page Image

The Full Page Image element displays a single image. Though it can display any image (e.g. a map), a Full Page Image is commonly used to create a custom Title Page for your book:

A full bleed Full Page Image element

Adding a Full Page Image

To add a Full Page Image to your book, select Full Page Image from the menu in Chapter ▸ Add Element. More details about adding elements can be found in Elements of Your Book.

Selecting an Image

Before you’ve selected an image, Vellum displays feedback about the image size that fills the available area, according to the selected Print Edition Size Options.

To choose your image, press the + button in the editor.

Empty Full Page Image editor
Full Page Image editor with a selected image

When you’ve added an image, Vellum will show you a thumbnail version and indicate whether your image satisfies the size requirements for the options you’ve chosen.

Bleed Region

When you enable Full Bleed, your image will extend beyond the page boundary into the bleed region. This region ensures your artwork reaches the edge of the page after it is trimmed.

A full bleed Full Page Image with a red border highlighting the bleed region

Bleed region (indicated in pink) for an image on the right side of a spread

Because of this additional bleed region, using a full-bleed image will increase the dimensions of the PDF generated by Vellum. For example:

Trim Size 6 × 9 in
PDF Dimensions 6⅛ × 9¼ in

Side of Page Spread

By default, Full Page Image elements will appear on the right side of a page spread in your print edition. If you’d like to change this behavior, use the Begin On option in your element’s gear menu.

Unlike other elements, Full Page Images allow you to ensure that your element appears on the left side of a spread. If your image spans a spread, then this is the only option available.

Table of Contents

Since a full page image is typically used for the front matter of your book, it will not be included in your Table of Contents. (As with all elements of your book, however, it will be listed in your ebook’s Logical TOC.)


A custom title page using a Full Page Image

Custom Title Page image extending to Margins

A custom title page using a Full Page Image extending to edge of page

Custom Title Page image using Full Bleed

A map spread using Full Page Image

Map using a Spread extending to Safe Zone

A custom title page spread using a Full Page Image

Custom Title Page Spread using Full Bleed