Bonnier is moving its digital magazines from Mag+ to Adobe DPS, and its most recent update goes to American Photo.
The original app, called American Photo+, received a lot of criticism, Talking New Media reports. “Right from the beginning readers complained that they were forced to buy the digital edition even if they were print subscribers. Last year the app was savaged because of troubles readers had with accessing issues due to problems with the subscription process. None of the complaints, when you think about it, had anything to do with the actual digital editions.”
Now, the new digital magazine version is very stripped down, offering a plain PDF. And since PDFs can be zoomed in on, the quality of the photographs in the digital magazine can be impacted greatly. Users can, in theory, enlarge the photographs so much that they become distorted. Since the content focus is photography in the first place, this can pose a problem.
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