I recently downloaded Kindle for PC. I need it to read textbooks for my classes, but I cannot afford a physical Kindle. Every figure, diagram, exhibit, and chart is either so small that I can't read it, or really absurdly formatted, making it difficult to read and some of the text is cut off. Every other forum post I can find is from five or more years ago. Its 2019 now, I find it hard to believe that this issue is still unresolved five years later. Any help would be very much appreciated.
I've found that with Kindle Cloud Reader, you can "zoom in" if you play around with the font size and One Column/Two Column settings. It's not the best solution if you're reading through things continuously (I just needed to jump between tables and charts), but hope this helps and I hope Amazon fixes this soon.
This function is so poorly supported it is almost physically painful.
If it makes anyone feel better, it's also poorly implemented on actual Kindle devices. So much so that I figured I'd look at the tables, charts, graphs, images in my textbooks on my pc with its 21" monitor using the cloud instead of using my Paperwhite.
I have had literally no luck adjusting native cloud font sizes to improve image viewing in the cloud. The windows + + solution is good but requires you to force single column display. Otherwise, the magnified image is pixelated garbage. So, now I can see that table but I must bring up a completely separate program to bring it to the point of readability. This is not intuitive, it is not fluid, it is not organic. In a word, it is clunky. I expect better from you, Kindle. This is disappointing and a huge waste of time that I really can't afford, with the volume of reading I need to do for my classes.
Come on, Amazon, help us out! From what I can see, this issue has been around since the cloud service was introduced.
Kindle isn't an entity, it's a device. And the Kindle Reading app (free) doesn't have all the bells and whistles (functionality) of the Kindles (paid) and Fires (paid). And if that image is pixelated it probably is on the Fires and IDevices as well because the publisher probably used a low dpi to scan it.
ETA: You can:
1. ask Amazon to improve their program (Kindle Reading app) by emailing them at email@example.com
2. contacting the publisher and asking them to provide better images