I don’t have a Kindle device, but I’ve recently been learning about the advantages of using the Kindle apps for PC, Mac, and iPod Touch. A great weakness of the Kindle device is that it doesn’t display color, so color pictures on the Kindle apps open up a whole new world.
All Kindle books have a free sample that can be downloaded to the device and to the apps. I’ve downloaded samples for several books that seemed likely to have pictures, and have found that the sample is often from a portion of the book that has only text. I’ve found some cases, however, in which the sample does have pictures, in the list below. To look at these free samples, sign in with an Amazon account, download the appropriate Kindle app, follow the links below, and view samples.
- Macro Photography for Gardeners (Screenshot at left)
- Gray’s Anatomy
- Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
- North American Guide to Poisonous Plants & Mushrooms
- Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids
- Green Flowers: Unexpected Beauty for the Garden
- The New Low-Maintenance Garden
- Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual
- Landscape Painting Inside & Out
- The Photographer’s Eye: Composition & Design
- Digital Painting in Photoshop
- The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers
- Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques
- Complete Idiot’s Guide to Anatomy Illustrated
- The Poky Little Puppy – There are many childrens books with color pictures. Since the books are short, the samples generally only contain a few pages, as in this book.
In searching for books with color pictures, I found some that have only black and white. Here are a few for comparison …
Kindle Books with black & white pictures:
- The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
- Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology: Diagnosis & Management
- Text Book of the History of Painting
- Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet
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