Today we’re thrilled to announce that Flipbooks Desktop V10 will be released soon. The primary focus for this release of Flipbooks has been reducing size and load times of your digital editions, while maintaining a high page quality.
A question that we get quite often is;
“Why is my digital magazine bigger than the PDF I used to create it?”
The reason is that your audience can access your digital edition from either a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. Each device has a different screen, level of performance and other constraints. So to ensure that a reader gets the best experience they can across any device, our software creates unique versions of pages for those devices.
This however means more files and this is why the file size of flipbook projects are so big. While it is slows the building and publishing step, it speeds up and enhances the readers experience.
That being said, file size has always been something that we have looked to address but only if we could ensure that the quality of the publications would not be compromised. With the latest release of Flipbooks we have done just that.
How’d we do it?
Using proprietary compression algorithms, we have enhanced our conversion process for the creation of our digital Flipbooks. This new algorithm ensures that all pages are as small as possible without any loss of quality. This results in an average reduction in size by 50%.
To show you, take a look at the following. Below is a sample publication that we used. The first publication is an older uncompressed version, created with an older version of the software.
The link below is to the same publication, created with the latest version of our software with the new compression algorithm. The file size for this publication has been reduced by 60%. Check them both out and see how this second compressed publication’s quality matches that of the publication created with the older version of the software:
Across a portfolio of 100 client publications we have seen that the average compression size of a digital Flipbook has been reduced between 50 to 60 percent.
So what does this all mean?
These changes have two major advantages; Reduced hosting space and reduced load times. Your readers will now enjoy faster publications with less bandwidth usage and you’ll enjoy savings on your web hosting.
All accomplished without any loss of Page, Image or Text quality.
This upcoming release offers a huge improvement in the overall quality and experience offered to both the reader and you, the client. You will save on time and hosting costs while your readers receive a better experience interacting with your digital Flipbook publication.
We sincerely hope that you enjoy this release and we look forward to reaching out to you soon with the next release of our software.