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Subject: A question about book images
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 2:18 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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My computer is old and when I go to the book info page and try to click on the book image to see the large image, my computer will stalls. Can I assume if, when you place the cursor on the image and it says  that clicking on the image will produce the large image that that means there is a large image to see? Or does that message appear whether there is a large image or not?

Date Posted: 2/25/2011 2:45 AM ET
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I've been playing around with this, and I believe that there was a change a few weeks ago in the image programming.  I think that now, any time there is an image, you can click on it to see a "larger" image.  Sometimes the larger image isn't actually larger, but it's another version of the image.  I haven't been able to find an cover image on a book's info page (the page we see when we click on the title) that is not now "clickable."  Does that make sense.  To put it another way, I think all images on a book's info page are now clickable.

Date Posted: 2/25/2011 3:21 AM ET
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So, even if a book just has the medium size image, it will display a large image when clicked on.  OK, that's pretty convenient.

Thanks for the info.

I just remembered that I posted a book tonight that when I went to the book info page, it only had a small image.  I didn't check to see what happened if I clicked on the image. The book is GOODBYE, JANETTE, isbn 0671824813.  Would you mind looking it up and seeing what happens when you click on the image? It might be interesting to see.

Last Edited on: 2/25/11 3:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 4:54 AM ET
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It displays the small image in a large box.  So the image does not increase if there isn't a large image.   It used to be that a blue box showed up.  Now the largest available size of the image shows up.