Having recently enjoyed re-reading some of my favourite graphic novels in CBR and CBZ format, I've decided to write a viewer with a few new features that weren't in the few viewers that I was using. This included the ability to smoothly zoom in and pan around each comic book page.
This zooming and panning smoothly is possible as the program uses your 3D graphics card to view the various pages - while ensuring that the image quality is preserved.
I've decided to release prototypes of the viewer during development, to get feedback from the wider community on what they would like a viewer to have also.
Download and extract the files from the ZIP below...
When you run the "3DComicBookViewer" program, you will be presented with an Open Comic dialog box.
Keys and Controls for Viewing Comics
To move on to the next page, use either - left mouse button, SPACE, Page Down or +.
To move on to the next page, use either - right mouse button, BackSpace, Page Up or -.
Use the Arrow Keys and Q and A to zoom and pan around the image.
To open or load a new comic book, press O or L.
Press ESC to quit the viewer.
I hope you enjoy using the viewer, and give feedback on what you would like to see.
While I'm initially going to focus on the viewer ( ie per comic features ), there could also be a larger "Comic Book Manager" development later on.
Of course, I'd also like to hear what people might pay for a quality comic reader product ( if anything! - of course, to be realistic $0 development budget = less resources, some $ means I can spend more resources on this project etc )
I look forward to hearing your feedback!