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Offline SeraphimNoire

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2009, 06:55:07 PM »
Use CDisplay, Luke!

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2009, 06:53:23 PM »
You prolly just have the wrong filters. I've made a comparison between Irfan View & MMCE long ago:


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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2009, 11:24:44 AM »
Have you tried comicviewer?
I love its split page function, it seems to have fewer buggy features than MMCE. (honestly , none of them is perfect)

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2009, 04:53:32 AM »
I'd like to know which viewer does the best job at reducing the pictures.
I'm reading manga in 1440x900 with MMCE, and the reduction is really ugly.
Irfanview gives much better results, but it's not as well suited as MMCE.
Also, MMCE has a lot of bugs on some black and white Jpegs that are rendered in red !

Any recommendation ?

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2009, 04:06:09 AM »
I've been using Simple Comic on the Mac (for OS X 4 and 5 only).

It doesn't have a lot of features. What I can think of off the top of my head are:
  • read from right to left or left to right
  • have images in their original size, fit to width of the window, or fit to width and height of the window
  • show one page at a time or two pages. It can detect a two page spread in one image it seems. I use one page at a time, so I don't know how well it handles two.
  • opens archives, but can't handle archives in archives. It can handle archives in folders and (at least) two folders deep.

Since I didn't see anyone mention comic readers for the Mac, I thought I'd mention it in case anyone was looking for one.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2009, 09:32:29 PM »
Thank youuu....  :banzai:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2009, 01:14:10 PM »
veryy helpfull the windows picture viwer was all i had XD  :banzai:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #58 on: January 05, 2009, 12:46:33 AM »
That's why I recommend PicWalker. Read my post above for details.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2009, 07:04:00 PM »
I love mangameeya above all, but the way you scroll always bothers me: it jumps instead of being smooth.
You can't have everything you want in a single place, that's life~

I'm still searching for a smooth reader.  The jumping scrolling really irritates me and detracts from the overall experience.

Oh well, nothing quite like having them in hand flipping the pages.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2009, 10:33:29 AM »
I love mangameeya above all, but the way you scroll always bothers me: it jumps instead of being smooth.
You can't have everything you want in a single place, that's life~

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2008, 08:46:14 AM »
Maya can read an archive file within another archive ?!?
And also archive with password ?
Cool !!!
And I like this feature of turning the page.
Nice

Ok, that's definitively interesting.
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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2008, 02:35:43 PM »
hey hey , I find out a superb program : picwalker ... http://www.snapfiles.com/get/picwalker.html
just need a few minutes to learn how to use and a few hour to find out some awesome functions !

Yep, definitely the best comic viewer there is.
Here are some key features of "PicWalker":
· Continuous pages options, horizontally or vertically. (press C to activate this option or go to View->Display Mode and check continuous pages). Even if it had this one feature I would be using this program because it's the most convenient option for reading IMO.
· View pictures in archived files (ace, cab, rar, tar, and zip).
· Automatic scrolling.
· Alignment option.
· Explorer view, with customizable thumbnail size and quality.
· Zoom image with several different resampling filters (gaussian, mitchell, lanczos, etc.).
· Clipboard operation: Copy, paste, and combine images.
· Built-in editor with preview and multiple undo.
· Batch convert and manipulate. (Although you can do it in Irfan View it's nice to have everything at hand).
· Customizable layout with docking windows and toolbars.
· Customizable keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
· Duplicate file finder. (Very convenient tool)
· Slide show with transition effects.
· Favorites.
· History of the last opened file in each directory. (i.e. it remembers the last file opened in each directory but in more convenient way than MMCE does.)
· Support for plug-ins .
· Display BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, JPEG2000, PBM, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, PSD, RAS, SGI, TIF, TGA, and WBMP files.
· Save as BMP, GIF, JPG, PBM, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, RAS, SGI and TGA.
You can scroll even super big files very easily, it's much more convenient than in MMCE. Scrolling HQ files in MMCE is a pain in the neck unless you have really big screen.

It supported reading files in multiplied archives long before MMCE even existed! Unfortunately this awesome program is no longer being developed :/. In time I might switch to MMCE but for now PicWalker wins. Not only it "weighs" 700 KB after installation but also works perfectly on linux if wine is installed. It has however ONE weakness - rarely it has difficulties with  some .rar files. Have no idea why. For that reason till now I've been using CDisplayEx too (if PicWalker couldn't handle it) but thanks to You I'll switch to MMCE as my alternative comic viewer. Also MMCE wins when it comes to memory usage. Edit: Nope, not true. Picwalker uses more memory but after reading first page from 40 MB goes to 10-12 MB, while MMCE uses about 30 MB at first and over 20MB later. Overall Picwalker wins.

Some time ago I've tried almost every comic viewer there is including Hamana. It's nice program but uses quite a lot memory, has tons of useless functions and doesn't have handy image scroll.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2008, 06:33:19 AM »
I used the software called "leeyes". It worked fine for just reading. It did not show menus properly. FYI

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2008, 10:18:52 AM »
m still looking for a image viewer which shows no title bar /menu bar or whatever bar except the image (in non-full screen mode)
And can browse folder smartly (mangameeya has some problem, it behaves differently from comicviewer in going back. It jump to the first page of the previous archive, while comicviewer go back to the last image of the previous archive)

Does any of the above can do these?

Getting picky
too bad I don't know how to write one myself  :banzai:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2008, 03:01:19 AM »
I use cdisplay for reading manga and highly recommend

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2008, 04:24:20 PM »

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2008, 04:02:45 AM »
here's another tool not mentioned above. I dunno if this reads archive inside archive or not (have not tried) but otherwise this is a pretty much ok tool. u can give it a try:
QUIVI  (kiwi?)
http://quivi.sourceforge.net/index.en.html

enjoy
Posted on: June 28, 2008, 03:34:38 am

I wanna avoid double posting as much as possible but I have a question:
do you guys have this one problem with "garbage at the end of zipfile" when using CDisplay? Mangameeya crashed when opening zips with those garbage bits. I wanna know if there is a solution to that problem...

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2008, 10:03:15 PM »
Acdse read that kind of situation, i have one how do that. :yay:

Yeah, but at what speed compared to even the old CDisplay?

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2008, 01:39:52 AM »
Can any of those viewers read archives in archives?

Acdse read that kind of situation, i have one how do that. :yay:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2008, 08:59:31 PM »
gqview is OK, if you're using LInux/*BSD.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2008, 06:39:56 PM »
http://comicrack.cyolito.com/ cool, but doest read double archives

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2008, 11:17:07 PM »
it reads double archives!

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2008, 11:07:36 PM »
how is the new version diff? i had used deathwisher's original translated version (2.4beta) for a year or so, and then this one is still 2.4beta. is it the "officially" translated version or somethin?

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2008, 08:26:57 PM »
and it is fucking awesome!!!  :yay:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2008, 07:55:12 PM »

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2008, 06:24:09 AM »
but I am still using ACDSee in 6-7 years dunno I love it lol :XD:
yea same here, it works fine with zip archive but it doesn't display well the pics inside rar archives

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2008, 05:57:30 AM »
This japanese site reviews all comics reader (note: a comic reader MUST be able to display archived pictures):

http://www.geocities.jp/comicview7/

They seem to recommend Hamana then Leeyes.

Personally, I use TotalCommander to unpack the files and IrfanView to view them.

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2008, 03:58:12 AM »
The best reader is mangameeyace

yea, what silv said. low on resources, with a ton of customizable options. i now use it as a default program to open zip and rar files with. my only problem with it is that in vista, i can't change keyboard shortcuts for some reason

and juxinchu, thx for lettin me know about comix. depending on how good it is, i might stop using mangameeya with wine

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2008, 02:09:50 AM »
hmm interesting programs..

but I am still using ACDSee in 6-7 years dunno I love it lol :XD:

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Re: Tools: Manga Reader
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2008, 08:33:44 PM »
Can any of those viewers read archives in archives?