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You are awesome. I see that in batch mode, I no longer need to remove the 978 and it works for Israel!

Thank you.

Is there anyway of making so that if I post the full number including the 978 into Main Data it will remove it when I hit “Fix errors”?

Another couple of suggestions:

1) having a preference for output format for when dragging and dropping (I often just create one bar code at at time)

2) also when using drag and drop, to use the ISBN as the name rather than the template.

Fair enough. The fact that I can calculate it for my clients, makes this a nice feature to have and yes, you don’t want to overcomplicate the UI.

I have added it as an idea.

I am not sure I agree from a user perspective. 

I receive the artwork from the designer (or let’s say I do the cover myself in InDesign). I have to provide the width of the page anyway and when I get that value in InDesign, I have the height value.

If there is no bleed/crops, then sure it’s nice to have to only put in the width.

However, if I receive print-ready files (which I often do) or I want to show an accurate representation of what the cover will look like to the client which is why I am rendering it in 3D, then I will have to provide bleed and crop.

So I will have to know the height, write it down, and then see what the pdf height is and make the calculation.

From my personal perspective, I would much rather see a button saying “artwork contains bleed/crops” for both the cover and the dustjacket (I might receive the cover without crops and the dustjacket with for example) and then a little note saying you must provide height as well. Letting Boxshot calculate the values is going to be way faster than first opening the pdf, pressing CTRL-D to work out the height with extra wrap (bleed and crops), dividing by 2 etc. 

Also not sure that all users will find that very easy to do or even know how to do that. If the cover has been created in Photoshop (yeah, people do that too!) then it becomes harder.

Just seems silly to me if I am already getting the width value from the designer (or InDesign) to simply ask for the height as well and then let Boxshot do the hard work.

still struggling with the logic of the wrapping.

I put in the correct values of the front and the thickness. 

In order for me to avoid seeing the bleed and crop marks, I open the pdf to see that the page size is 20.96 high and then do (20.96-16.5)/2 = 2.23 which I have to manually put in to the wrapped artwork. But why isn’t Boxshot doing that?

Yes, the bleed is actually 1.7 cm but more space needs to be added for the crop marks, so you are correct that the total extra space is 2.225.

No that didn’t work. I defined the height as 16.51 and width at 11.05. I defined the wrapped artwork (I think that is what you are calling bleeds) as 1.68. 

When hit Fit to images, the thickness became 7.1.

If I change the thickness to 2.7 then it looks perfect.

Here is the pdf spread:

Okay so I tried the bleed. If I understand correctly, if I bleed with crop marks, then I have to actually manually put in the amount bled (easy to work out by doing CTRL-D on the pdf) and manually put in both the width and the thickness?

It looks like it came out perfectly. Just wondering if I was doing this correctly if there was a shortcut that I missed.

And again thank you for adding this feature. It’s very useful for me so my client can see the spine properly in terms of spacing which is hard to see when the designer provides ample bleed for the printer.

I have never beta-tested software that is so responsive to feedback! You are awesome!

Having the sorting order an option or a preference of course keeps everyone happy, but for me, just having them at the top would be ideal. Also, I render every image twice – once for Bēhance and once for my website. Let’s say I have 3 projects to render, that means 6 items. Each render will take about 25′, so I will in any case select to render the Bēhance projects first and then the website (ie out of order) so that I can do all the Bēhance jobs in one go. Having them all appear at the top means I can quickly find the jobs to select.

More critically, when I come back to my computer a few hours later, I can quickly find the projects that have been rendered at the top of the list, open their respective folders and upload the images.

But why at the bottom? Why scroll through all the list at all? And why can’t I leave the jobs there? What is the advantage in moving the job somewhere else?