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:
- Adding a Full Page Image
- Selecting an Image
- Print Edition Size Options
- Bleed Region
- Side of Page Spread
- Table of Contents
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.
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.
Print Edition Size Options
Full Page Images have additional options that control how they appear in print. These options only apply to the print edition of your book, and will not affect how your image appears in ebooks.
The Print Span control specifies whether the image will take up a single page or span a spread.
Note: If your image spans a spread, you will want to make sure that important graphical elements don’t appear in the middle of the image, or gutter, since that region may be hidden by the binding of your book.
The Print Extent control determines how much of the page the image fills.
Obey the margins set in the Print Settings dialog
- Safe Zone
Fill the page, except for a small border at the edges
- Full Bleed
Ensure that the image fills the entire page of the printed book by extending into the 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.
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.)