Thursday, October 15, 2009

Reading Comics on your screen...

If you like to read comic books you might know about the enormous collections of digitalized copies that float around the internet. Normally they are in '.cbr' or '.cbz' format, actually simple rar'd or zipped collections of images.

To read them on your computer, you can either unpack the file and use a standard image viewer, or find a special program to open the .cbr or .cbz files and display the "pages" of the comic.

For Linux you can use QComicBook, a very nice program that uses the qt4 library of KDE4 (but qt4 can also be installed on systems based on Gnome, Xfce, etc. - you do not need the complete KDE environment):

You'll get various zoom modes (page, 2-pages, japanese, rotate, full-screen, etc) to enjoy your comics wherever you are. I like to take some with me on my trips, so that I can read them at night in the hotel, etc.

If you use Slackware, you can get packages for both the 32 & 64 bits versions on my site.

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