The new version of Calibre will allow uses to trim their own book covers
Version 1.14 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre was announced on December 6.The latest build of Calibre, 1.14, is not one of the biggest releases, but it does bring a couple of very interesting features and a number of changes that will persuade you to upgrade.
According to the developer, users are now able to trim the covers manually if the automatic trimming provided by the application is not enough. This is especially helpful for book covers that have big borders and trimming them would allow users to greatly improve their aspect.
Also, users are now able to see any metadata field below the covers, in the cover grid view, and not just the title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
Highlights of Calibre 1.14:
• Users are now allowed to search for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog;
• The Kobo driver now allows users to send kepubs to older kobo devices as well, and support has been added for firmware 3.1;
• The viewer plugins are now able to customize the viewer's user interface;
• Generating ToC from headings is now possible if the first heading level in the document is not h1 or the document skips some intermediate heading levels;
• Sending books by email is now working on computers with non-ascii hostnames.
A lot more information can be found in the complete announcement, and you can also check out our review of Calibre.
Keep in mind that, if you want to compile the software yourself, you will need GLIBC 2.10 or higher, and xdg-utils and Python ≥ 2.6 installed (3.x will not work). More details about the required dependencies can be found on the official website.
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