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Damion Chaplin
03-28-2007, 02:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wiredzune.com/2007/03/ebook-nah-but-jpegbook/' target='_blank'>http://www.wiredzune.com/2007/03/ebook-nah-but-jpegbook/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;JPEGBook is a third party program which will automatically convert your text into a JPEG file suitable within the Zune dimensions. Now that&rsquo;s called original! I&rsquo;m not too sure on what to do with books that seem a bit too long, but I&rsquo;m sure that if you can cope with reading hundreds of JPEGs, such quantities won&rsquo;t be a problem. Also, some flair or excitement could be added to the whole deal, but I&rsquo;m sure that such a program will continue to develop further.&quot;</em></p><p><img alt="" border="1" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2007/jpegbook.jpg" /></p><p>Hmmm, interesting, though I can't imagine scrolling through a 300-page (I mean 300-JPEG) book using this.&nbsp; It is, however, quite imaginitive, and for someone who just can't get enough ebooks, this may be just the thing.&nbsp; Though I would venture that anyone that into ebooks probably already has a full-functioned ebook reader (like a Pocket PC).&nbsp; Any ebook fans here want to give it a spin?&nbsp; You can download it <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fumi2kick.com/jpegbook/">here</a> (it's about 1/4 down the Japanese-only page).</p>

the_rapture
03-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Not original... The PSP community has been doing this for years and they even have magazines formatted in the same fashion.

Has anyone started making Zune Magazines? Maybe I should get the URL reserved?

Kristo_Olson
03-29-2007, 09:28 PM
I tried it and the JPegs were not full screen like the picture above. The pages were virtually unreadable.

Also, There are some magazines formated for Zune on www.perooz.com (http://www.perooz.com).

the_rapture
03-31-2007, 02:59 AM
I tried it and the JPegs were not full screen like the picture above. The pages were virtually unreadable.

Also, There are some magazines formated for Zune on www.perooz.com. (http://www.perooz.com.)


Thanks for the link!

Denny