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RNOComics

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:14 am
by jPV
RNOComics is a comic book archive viewer that can open almost any archive file, or a directory with unarchived images, and display the images in it in a GUI designed to read comics. It is now available for MorphOS and OS4.

Features:
- Supports CBR, CBZ, CBT, and any other archiving format XAD supports
- Unarchives images on the fly, no HD space or memory wasted
- Read ahead cache for the next page
- Can continue to the next archive file in a directory with a single command
- Can open directories with unarchived images and work as an image viewer
- MUI GUI with controls as buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts
- Three different layout options: fit width, single page, and double page
- Fullscreen mode option
- Zoom option displays comic's pages at their intended maximum resolution
- Rotate options for portrait mode making viewing/reading easier
- History window with front page thumbnails and page memory
- Backwards reading options for manga comics
- Can save and export images
- Can create thumbnail icons for archives (MorphOS)
- Gamma correction options
- Drag & drop loading
- ARexx support

Image

Download links at the RNOComics homepage.

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:08 pm
by airsoftsoftwair
Looks great! Don't forget to post the news over at http://www.amigaworld.net too :)

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:57 am
by jPV
Yeah, I did submit a news item there yesterday, but they're a bit slow on updating their pages :)

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:18 pm
by Juan Carlos
And put a link where download comics?

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:33 pm
by lazi
That is great!
Have not read comics since my childhood, but tried RNOComics and it inspired me to look for some new titles. :)

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:25 pm
by jPV
lazi wrote:That is great!
Have not read comics since my childhood, but tried RNOComics and it inspired me to look for some new titles. :)
Thanks :) Yeah, I had a long pause with comics myself too, but then I started to look what's been released during the years and checked few top lists of all time comics etc, and downloaded my old favourites too. Then I read some of them on a tablet, but the screen is a bit small for it... 10" tablet is okayish though, but 7" I first tried was just too small. Then I thought that would be nice to read these on desktop with a big monitor too, and created this proggy :)

BTW. it came up that OS4 has a small issue with XAD... the built-in RAR client (v1.7) doesn't open all the newer .cbr files, but then the 3rd party RAR client (v2.5), which opens the newer archives, has a problem with some old .cbr files. I reported about it to 2.5's author and he might try to look it, but meanwhile I made an option to use 3rd party unrar command for unarchiving .cbr files... but I wait for other things before releasing an update, but if someone wants a beta version with unrar support for OS4, please contact me. The unrar way is also faster than XAD... at least on MorphOS, didn't time it on OS4 yet.

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:09 pm
by jPV
Version 1.1 released:
- Added UnRAR/XAD selection to the settings menu. Using UnRAR increases compatibility and speed with .cbr files.
- "Show in OS..." option works under MorphOS and OS4 too, in the history GUI
- "Open file" now loads comic archives, and picture files also
- Some tweaks, and improvements to the GUI
- Auto resize didn't work as intended for small images

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:24 pm
by jPV
News since the last comment:

Version 1.3:
- Support for PDF files
- Major internal changes in rendering
- Other small changes

Version 1.2:
- Support for online Issuu publications

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:03 pm
by HelmutH
Nice program jPV, very good.
But, please can you give me an link there I can downlaod a free comic.
I have search in the web, but I can't found a free download site for comics.

Re: RNOComics

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:55 pm
by jPV
HelmutH wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:03 pm
But, please can you give me an link there I can downlaod a free comic.
I have search in the web, but I can't found a free download site for comics.
https://archive.org/details/comics is one place. Select a comic and then download "comic book rar" or "comic book zip" to get a comic book archive file which can be displayed on RNOComics.