QComicBook
Graphics
Score 83%
Description:

QComicBook is a viewer for PDF files and comic book archives containing jpeg/png images, which aims at convenience and simplicity. Features include:

* automatic handling of archives
* full-screen mode
* two-pages mode
* continuous scrolling mode
* frame view mode (frame-by-frame reading, comic frame detection)
* japanese mode
* thumbnails
* page scaling (fit to window width/height, whole page) and rotating
* mouse or keyboard navigation, whatever you prefer
* bookmarks

QComicBook requires Qt4 library, poppler library, zip, rar/unrar, tar, p7zip and unace programs to handle archives.

ATTENTION: I need translators! Please read README-translations and contact me if you'd like to translate QComicBook.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

* removed thin border around scroll area widget.
* fixed compilation errors on some systems (such as Ubuntu) caused by conflict with Page.h from libpoppler.

futal

11 years ago

Thanks for this application, it really rocks! I hope it will be a official KDE appllication in the future ;) I suggest some improvements (I'm using 0.2.4 version under Kubuntu - Ubuntu package): a better integration in KDE: menu structure (i.e. "Configure QComicBook" in "Configuration" menu and not "Settings" in "File" menu, etc); QComicBook as a KPart (KParts rocks!); a service menu to have "open with QComicBook" with right clic on folders and archives in Konqueror (and "preview with" to use the KPart); configuration files placed in .kde/share/config and other cache information in .kde/share/apps not to have a Gnome-style mess in my home directory; sharing thumbnails with KDE thumbnails service; possibility to have the menu bar on the side in full screen mode (I have a 16/10e screen). And keep making such good apps: QComicBook or KleanSweep really fit user needs!

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yogin

11 years ago

I'm going to port QComicBook to KDE soon; the next release - QComicBook 0.2.5 - will probably be the last Qt-only-based release. Initially I will focus on basic things, like menu layout, but eventually I'll implement most (all?) things you mention. Stay tuned.

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darkninja2000

11 years ago

I really like your program! It's a really good concept!

A feature that I'd like is an option to just display the front cover on the first page when using the two per page mode.

Perhaps you could accomplish this by including a "add blank page" page option as often translation groups also add an extra page with their details which butchers the order of the manga.

This can be really annoying as many Japanese mangas have art that goes over two pages and I don't like seeing it get chopped in half. :-)

Thanks!

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Qerub

11 years ago

Thanks a lot for this most excellent application. I wouldn't mind some (optional) use of KDE components though.

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blurymind

11 years ago

Hi,my name is theodore Imre.I really love this app and wanna thank the creator.I heard that Yogin was looking for a splash screen/logo/icon and I made few designs(another attempt!).I hope they are good enough.I made their bg transparent,so both can be tried for icons.It will be a great honor for me if this app uses these designs anyway.I release them under gpl,so the creator or anybody else who wants is free to edit them to look better.
Oh,btw,that dependancy problem is past now...here are two of the versions I made.If you like those,I will give links for the rest of the versions.

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/6382/final129al.png

http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ballgrey8pd.png
the second is abit blurry and unfinished,but it looks good as an icon.
=P

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jellofishi

12 years ago

(imo) this app will be perfect if i could just click the mouse button on the comicbook area to flip to the next page :)

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blurymind

11 years ago

dunno,this option was in cbview and i didnt like it.It will be good if its possible to enable and disable it.

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Aikurn

12 years ago

I have the new package ready, but I have nowhere to upload it.
Does anyone know a good free web space provider?

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yogin

12 years ago

The maintainer of Debian package created package for Ubuntu 5.04. You can find it here: http://qcomicbook.horisone.com/

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Aikurn

12 years ago

Great! Thanks

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keba

12 years ago

I like your program, but where do you get your comic book ? Do I have to scan my albums page by page or are there web pages where I can download comic books for free ? Maybe even in french ? Thanks

Keba

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wertob

12 years ago

try http://www.zcultfm.com/ mainly american older superhero comics in torrent tracker
you have to subscribe ..
for scanned and translated manga have a look on http://www.manganews.net/ ..
or try emule

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blurymind

12 years ago

sorry to bother again.I noticed i am not the only one with this problem in Ubuntu.

When I ./configure on the tar.gz I get an error saying that I do not have a a qt installation. The author's website says you need the qt library, and links to http://www.trolltech.com/.

I downloaded tar.gz from http://www.trolltech.com/download/qt/x11.html but this crashed after a lengthy compile/install.

Can ayone shed some light on getting this program installed? I'm a Linux newb, please don't flame me too hard :)

from the other post,where we got around the deb problem,you see that that way costs problems with other libs and the kernel.

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blurymind

12 years ago

ok,seems that i do have the developer qt package(with the headers and all),but I get this:
checking for Qt... ls: /usr/share/libqt*: No such file or directory
yes:
QT_CXXFLAGS=-I/usr/include/qt3
QT_DIR=
QT_LIBS=-L/usr/share -l -lSM -lICE -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lXext -lXmu -lXt -lXi
QT_UIC=/usr/bin/uic
QT_MOC=/usr/bin/moc
checking correct functioning of Qt installation... failure
configure: error: Failed to find matching components of a complete
Qt installation. Try using more options,
see ./configure --help.

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yogin

12 years ago

Please try to run ./configure with "--with-Qt-lib-dir=/usr/lib" option. Ubuntu is just like Debian, maybe some Debian user could shed some light?

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blurymind

12 years ago

its just what i did and i got this problem.I tried everything.I have to join the ubuntu forums and ask those guys.Maybe it will be a good try to go to their irc channel.

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blurymind

12 years ago

checking for Qt... yes:
QT_CXXFLAGS=-I/usr/include/qt3
QT_DIR=
QT_LIBS=-L/usr/lib -lqt-mt -lSM -lICE -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lXext -lXmu -lXt -lXi
QT_UIC=/usr/bin/uic
QT_MOC=/usr/bin/moc
checking correct functioning of Qt installation... failure
configure: error: Failed to find matching components of a complete
Qt installation. Try using more options,
see ./configure --help.

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yogin

12 years ago

I see a newer version of bn_have_qt autoconf macro is available (it provides qt detection); I'll include it in qcomicbook 0.2.3, maybe it helps. Anyway, if you find a solution for ubuntu, put it here or email me.

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Aikurn

12 years ago

I'm a kubuntu user and I always create .deb packages of QComicBook without problems. The source is already "debianized", so you just need to do:
$dpkg-buildpackage -B -uc -us -rfakeroot
You may need to install the debhelper package first.

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blurymind

12 years ago

Thanx guys,but i am still getting errors.I had to fetch the Fakeroot package,after that i get the following:

dpkg-buildpackage: source package is qcomicbook
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 0.2.2-0
dpkg-buildpackage: source maintainer is Michal Pena (Cyb.org)
dpkg-architecture: warning: Unknown gcc system type i486-linux-gnu, falling back to default (native compilation)
dpkg-architecture: warning: Specified GNU system type i386-linux does not match gcc system type i486-linux-gnu.
dpkg-architecture: warning: Unknown gcc system type i486-linux-gnu, falling back to default (native compilation)
dpkg-architecture: warning: Specified GNU system type i386-linux does not match gcc system type i486-linux-gnu.
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture is i386
dpkg-architecture: warning: Unknown gcc system type i486-linux-gnu, falling back to default (native compilation)
dpkg-architecture: warning: Specified GNU system type i386-linux does not match gcc system type i486-linux-gnu.
dpkg-architecture: warning: Unknown gcc system type i486-linux-gnu, falling back to default (native compilation)
dpkg-architecture: warning: Specified GNU system type i386-linux does not match gcc system type i486-linux-gnu.
fakeroot debian/rules clean
=============================
Please,can you just make me a ubuntu/kubuntu package,i will apreciate it alot.I think that the qcomicbook package should also go straight in the ubuntu main repository and save the half of the noobs like me the pain in the neck!!

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bodly

12 years ago

The problem seems to be that they changed the name of the moc binary from moc to moc-qt3. I just did sudo ln -s /usr/bin/moc-qt3 /usr/bin/moc and that fixed it.

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smileaf

12 years ago

I see it has a japanese mode but I can't figure out what it does.

when I saw that I thought that it meant that when a new image is loaded it would automatically scroll to the upper right hand corner. but I guess I was mistaken. Can this be done tho?

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yogin

12 years ago

Japanese mode for now makes sense only in two-pages mode; then it swaps pages. Your suggestion is ok, I'll add scrolling to right corner in this mode. Thanks.

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blurymind

12 years ago

Ok,I have a great idea.
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I am working as a comic book translator and I know few other people who are doing the same thing and talked with them,so here its how it goes....
When i translate a comic i have to open each page separately,erase the text and input the translated text,after that save it,etc and then zip/rar everything,this typicaly costs alot of time,no matter if i use kolourpaint,gimp or photoshop....If its not too hard to make,is it possible to add "Edit Mode" for translators,where you basically have a simple eraser and a text box,where you can input text(like the ones in kolourpaint/mspaint) and a "save changes" button.I think that these three things will make this app the ultimate for comic books...

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raditzman

12 years ago

I'm not a developer or anything.... but I think that with kde, and kparts that would be possible :)) Let's hope he does that...

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12 years ago

* removed thin border around scroll area widget.
* fixed compilation errors on some systems (such as Ubuntu) caused by conflict with Page.h from libpoppler.

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