QComicBook
Graphics
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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.

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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.

yogin

12 years ago

Ok, I think I found the cause. This is trivial, I don't add "x" option to 'unrar' (it is added to 'rar')...

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simonskrede

12 years ago

It'd be nice to have QComicBook read the filename of the cbr to open from the command line, then I could associate it in konqueror and simply click a comic to launch it. I have made an extremely dirty patch for qcomicbook 0.1.1 that does this (sorta) so it is possible, but your solution would probably be a lot nicer than mine (since I don't know QT or C++ at all really ;)

Great application by the way!

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yogin

12 years ago

Yes, opening files from command line will be present in qcomicbook 0.1.3 for sure.

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allanon

12 years ago

Thank you, this is very nice.
But the file-requester is not QT?

Also, scrolling down to get to next page is nice, but is it hard to make it continous? so the previous picture is scrolled step-by-step away as the new one emerges?

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allanon

12 years ago

I'm sorry, I should specify a bit. Using the mouse is very nice when reading, but if I'm at the bottom of the page, and scroll one tick too much, I'm on the next page before I finished the previous. If I scroll back one page, I am at the TOP of that page, not the bottom, meaning that ONE more scroll tick back would bring me yet another page back. Very easy to do by accident, and makes it a bit hard to navigate.

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yogin

12 years ago

Yes, I know what you mean. It is a bit inconvenient for know; that's why this option is disabled by default. The only way I can improve it for now is to jump to bottom of previous page (when scrolling up). Real continuous scrolling (that gives a feel like all pages are linked together on one big sheet and you can see next/prev page when scrolling) seems to be difficult for now.

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allanon

12 years ago

I assumed it would be a bit hard. But yes, I also would be happy if you implemented that you are on the bottom of previous page if you scroll back.

Thanks again for a good program.

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allanon

12 years ago

I just keep replying to myself, so those who don't want to read can just collapse the thread :)

I just finished a big album series where each chapter was in their own folder. When selecting "Open directory" to go to the next chapter, I noticed that qcomic does not remember the last folder I was in. Small thing, but bad if the files are buried deep in a file structure :)

Also, any reason the file requester is not like the rest of the KDE file requesters?

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yogin

12 years ago

Starting in previously opened dir, list of recently opened archives/dirs in file menu and bookmarks are on the top of my current TODO. These features should be present in next version. There is no kde-like file browser because qcomicbook is pure Qt application - kde is not required to compile and use it.

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wireframe01

12 years ago

I used to view comic books by running a windows program through wine. Now I have this. Thanks!
It would be great if you could add:
* a recently opened archive list
* better navigation through the mouse(scroll button should take me to next page, if end of current page is reached)

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yogin

12 years ago

Yes, these are good ideas too. Thanks! I suppose you meant CDisplay for windows?

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wireframe01

12 years ago

yeah, i was using CDisplay for windows.(used to run using wine though...)

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nsteeves

12 years ago

I like it. It's simple, and (mostly) gets out of the way of viewing a comic. The scaling looks smooth, and full-size comics are easily navigated. Is there any chance that one could see these features in the future:

1. Centered image when window is larger then image.
2. Optional black background?
3. A bookmark feature! I tend to read comics/manga a little bit at a time, and always end up forgetting where I left off. I think this is relatively easy to implement for directories, but for rar/cbq/zip's... I imagine it would be a challenge.

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yogin

12 years ago

Thanks for your ideas! I'll add these features in next versions. Bookmarks won't be that difficult...

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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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