FAQ - FILE CHECKER

File Checker is our program designed to assist you in the file preparation process. This application will ensure your designed files have met the specifications required to produce your AsukaBook and generate a PDF for your order. It integrated into AsukaBook Maker and is directly compatible with the AsukaBook InDesign® Tool and our Photoshop® blank templates.


No. File Checker is required if you would like to export a PDF AsukaBook design file using the AsukaBook InDesign Tool. You may also choose to use it if you would like to create a PDF for a book order using the JPEG files you created using our blank Photoshop templates or another design software. Alternatively, you can now upload those designed JPEG files directly to your online account where our online system will verify the files.


File Checker is necessary to create an AsukaBook PDF as it creates a file that contains and verifies the necessary requirements for printing. The program will verify the following:
  • number of files
  • embedded color profile of Adobe RGB or sRGB
  • the same embedded color profile for all files
  • correct file naming convention
  • dimensions
  • resolution
If any information above is incorrect, an error message will appear and you must make appropriate changes to be able to create a file for your order. File Checker ensures that all files are prepared correctly, according to the printer's specifications.


Click HERE for the most current version of File Checker for Windows and Macintosh.


No. File Checker will verify file specifications required by our printer and assign a unique name to the generated PDF. This PDF contains all the information for your order including personal selections such as quantity, hot stamp text, color of case, etc. This information is only included in a PDF created by the File Checker program, so it must be used to place an order properly.


The following specifications are recommended:
  • PC - 1GHz or faster processor and at least 500MB RAM. Windows XP/2000
  • Mac - G4 or faster processor and at least 500MB RAM. OSX only.



  • Download the most recent version of File Checker.
  • Move the File Checker application icon onto your desktop or your Dock (if you're on a Mac).



Your activation code is your new AsukaBook User ID which needs to be entered into File Checker before you can create your PDFs. You must enter your User ID as the activation code, which the system uses to Verify that the PDF's being uploaded match the customer account. You should have received this code in an email but you can also view it by logging into your account and clicking on the "Update Account" link. You may also contact Customer Care at 1.866.330.1530 or info@asukabook.com for your activation code.


There are various errors File Checker may prompt. Always make sure you are using the latest version of File Checker.


  • Check for correct number of files required.

  • Check that all files are .jpg.

    Sides/Files Required
    100 52 JPEGs
    90 47 JPEGs
    80 42 JPEGs
    70 37 JPEGs
    60 32 JPEGs
    50 27 JPEGs
    40 22 JPEGs
    30 17 JPEGs
    20 12 JPEGs
    10 7 JPEGs

  • Check that all files follow the correct naming convention. (File names cannot have spaces, or 'copy' as part of the name)
    Correct File Names
    000000.jpg Cover Page
    000001.jpg 1st page
    002003.jpg spread of 2nd & 3rd page
    004005.jpg spread of 4th & 5th page
    etc...
    100000.jpg last page for a 100-side book (090000.jpg for 90-side book, 080000.jpg for 80-side book, etc.)
  • Verify cover (000000.jpg) dimension is correct for selected book size.

  • One or more files do not match the correct color space. Please change all files' color space to AdobeRGB or sRGB.



  • One or more files do not have a color space embedded. Please change all files' color space to AdobeRGB or sRGB.

  • One or more files do not match the correct color space. Please change all files' color space to AdobeRGB or sRGB.



  • Cover page (000000.jpg) should have a set resolution of 260 dpi.
    All AsukaBook templates have correct resolution set (260 dpi for the cover and 271 for inside pages).



  • All body pages (inside pages) should have a set resolution of 271 dpi.
    All AsukaBook templates have correct resolution set (260 dpi for the cover and 271 for inside pages).



  • Template canvas size is incorrect. Verify the dimensions for selected book size. All AsukaBook templates have correct dimensions set.



  • Files do not follow the correct naming convention.



  • All files must be JPEGs.



  • All files must follow correct naming convention shown below:

    Correct File Names
    000000.jpg Cover Page
    000001.jpg 1st page
    002003.jpg spread of 2nd & 3rd page
    004005.jpg spread of 4th & 5th page
    etc...
    100000.jpg last page for a 100-side book (090000.jpg for 90-side book, 080000.jpg for 80-side book, etc.)

  • Cover page dimension is incorrect for the number of pages present.

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