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#1  Calenorn 05-27-2020, 05:41 PM
What on EARTH is going on with the covers added to Project Gutenberg ebook downloads? Those things are beyond hideous! Those colors make them physically painful to look at.

What are they thinking?!?!?!
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#2  fjtorres 05-28-2020, 06:55 AM
Quote Calenorn
What on EARTH is going on with the covers added to Project Gutenberg ebook downloads? Those things are beyond hideous! Those colors make them physically painful to look at.

What are they thinking?!?!?!
AI cover generation is cheap?
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#3  Quoth 05-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Easily changed.
Also a lot of the "covers" on out of copyright editions are just faded text on faded background. Some dust covers survive, but often poor quality.

Actually even a lot of the "reprint" covers are poor text for an ereader or images unrelated to the novel.
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#4  Calenorn 05-28-2020, 07:47 AM
All true. But there's no reason an AI generated cover has to be garish.
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#5  Quoth 05-28-2020, 02:55 PM
I doubt it's even AI.
Someone must like them. Not so bad in monochrome!
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#6  hobnail 05-28-2020, 03:02 PM
Most people have no clue about what colors look good, and how to use them together so that they look good.

For example see

https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel

I don't know if the above has an API but if so they could have used it to generate the colors.
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