Why Converting to PNG is a Problem

Someone with photos in his/her book will want to preserve as much of the image quality as possible.

Ideally, he or she will compress or resize the image until it is just under the 127K limit.

However, by converting the images to PNG format, you force kindlegen to do the compressing, and kindlegen will compress the image more than is necessary. For example, I found that kindlegen will compress an image to 95K.

In addition, there is an additional small decrease in image quality because the file will be compressed twice.

I like Scrivener, but if I knew this before I started on my project, there is no way I would have used Scrivener.