I found a hack, to set up branding, to test, and while we get organized enough to request an official branding.
Go to this folder:
(Note: *** is your username. the xxx is the actual version number of Bloom you are using; I never use the official released version of Bloom, so your app path might differ.)
I copied the Default folder in there and named it YPMD (our local organization). I then got versions of YPMD’s logo and gave them the name “back-cover-outside.png”; “back-cover-outside.svg”; “credits-page.svg”; and “title-page.svg”
Started Bloom, went to the Settings option; the Book Making page, and selected YPMD from the “Branding” dropdown list. Bloom restarted and now our books have the YPMD logo. Excellent!
I assume this hack will be blown away whenever Bloom updates, and I’ll need to keep pasting the folder in the correct place each time, but for now it gives us a chance to test the look.
NOTE: I’ve no idea which version of the image is used (PNG or SVG), but SVG usually scales better (as it is “scalable”) so one would hope Bloom would default to that if it is available.
To the Bloom team,
I suspect as our organization moves to being seconded to local MTT organizations around the world, there will be a huge increase in the need for local “branding”. This is certainly true in our area. So, it would be a great to make this doable from within the app (like under Branding, select New…). In this dialog the user ticks where all they want the branding (Front Cover, Back Cover, Title Page, Credits Page) and then supplies the SVG file and/or PNG file.
How you maintain this across updates… I’m hoping you have an idea.
Hmm… I suppose there needs to be a “vetting”, or some means of authorization for the branding (so it is done by one person, not everybody in the area).
BTW, I like how Bloom allows for each collection of books to have its own branding. This allows us to work with YPMD books, but to also have collections of our own, which don’t have the YPMD branding. But I don’t see a way to have NO Branding. (I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have the “Bloom” logo on the back by default, but for those not aware of what that English “Bloom - Let’s grow a library” is talking about, it seems out of place; unless there was an easy way to localize it.)
Anyway, for testing purposes, the above hack works for us.
BUT, I would like to know if there is a way to show a larger logo on the back cover and smaller on the credits page. (Yeah, we users are so picky!)