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okyatoks
April 27, 2006, 10:36 AM
CDisplay - Comic Reader

Download CDisplay Here (http://cdisplay.techknight.com/setup.zip)

The images may be in a zip, rar, ace or tar archive file - no need to decompress before reading. Just load it!!! :D

The Windows Image Viewer 'CDisplay' was written to ease the viewing of images in JPEG, PNG and static GIF format.
This was partly down to the existing programs currently available being too general purpose and thus awkward to use
when simply wanting to view images sequentially.

It was written using Borland C++ Builder 5.0 and has been tested under Windows 98, NT 4, 2000 and XP Tablet.

It is important to understand that this program has NO file write capabilities; files are left totally untouched.
A small amount of configuration data is written to the registry but apart from that the computer and its data is left untouched.

Features:

Loads JPEG, PNG and static GIF images which are automatically ordered and presented for viewing one at a time or two at a time.

The images may be in a zip, rar, ace or tar archive file - no need to decompress before reading.

Page through the images sequentially and scroll around pages with single key presses.

Automatic page sizing: none; fit to screen, fit to width of screen, fit to width of screen if oversized, display
at specific height, or display two pages. Resizing uses Lanczos interpolation for best picture quality.

Automatic colour balance and yellow reduction if desired.

No bloat caused by non-essential general purpose image processing features.

EDIT by Miso:
njt did a guide on how to configure CDDisplay for better use:
http://mangahelpers.com/index.php?pid=2

michael
April 27, 2006, 10:47 AM
Yeah I use CDreader for Gantz.

Miso
April 27, 2006, 10:47 AM
Ah nice, oytatoks.

I'm also using it and I don't want to miss it. It's become essential for my manga viewing pleasure.

okyatoks
April 27, 2006, 12:54 PM
Ah nice, oytatoks.

I'm also using it and I don't want to miss it. It's become essential for my manga viewing pleasure.


Oytatoks... :crying :wtf

@mods: can we make this a sticky? as a tool to help manga fans... :D

Miso
April 27, 2006, 03:47 PM
Sorry for the mistyping.

*stickied

The Boff
April 27, 2006, 07:05 PM
sounds like a good program

*downloading*

ill tell you what i thought about it tomorrow

edit: now its tomorrow, I like it. simple and good.
love that you switch pages with the mouse scroller.
but a little annoying thing is that when a double page shows
up, you cant use the scroller.... i dont know if i missed that setting or something
but its annoying. leaning back enjoying a good berserk chapter and all of a sudden
when something cool happens I have to lean forward to look at the next page..
brings the feeling down. Other than that it was a great program.
I give it 8/10.

Saiga no Ueki
April 28, 2006, 06:42 PM
sounds like a good program

*downloading*

ill tell you what i thought about it tomorrow

edit: now its tomorrow, I like it. simple and good.
love that you switch pages with the mouse scroller.
but a little annoying thing is that when a double page shows
up, you cant use the scroller.... i dont know if i missed that setting or something
but its annoying. leaning back enjoying a good berserk chapter and all of a sudden
when something cool happens I have to lean forward to look at the next page..
brings the feeling down. Other than that it was a great program.
I give it 8/10.

Did you check NJT's guide on configuring it? I found it useful. The link is at the bottom of the first post if you didn't. Another option I turned on, though, was Japanese mode, to make it feel more like reading real manga (with Pg. 1 being displayed on the right and pg. 2 being displayed on the left in Display Two Pages mode)

destinator
April 29, 2006, 01:40 PM
Ah thanks a lot for reminding me about this super nice program...damn I totally forgot how useful it is :)

The Boff
April 30, 2006, 07:29 PM
well i found exactly what i had to change about three minutes after my last post...
i will not change my rating but the program got better,

karasu
May 03, 2006, 12:33 AM
hey guys...
is it just me or CDisplay can't read zip files which have more zips in it? or is there some tricks to do it?

i was reading my eyeshield vol 1 zipfile, inside is another folder, and inside the folder is the zips of the chapters... but when i open it with CDisplay, it says, "no image files found"
do i have to extract it?

Saiga no Ueki
May 03, 2006, 03:24 PM
hey guys...
is it just me or CDisplay can't read zip files which have more zips in it? or is there some tricks to do it?

i was reading my eyeshield vol 1 zipfile, inside is another folder, and inside the folder is the zips of the chapters... but when i open it with CDisplay, it says, "no image files found"
do i have to extract it?


Yes, you do have to extract it. CDisplay can not read .zips inside of .zips or .rars inside of .rars.

NeoShweaty
May 03, 2006, 06:33 PM
cdisplay is so good. I just use the arrows and the page up and page down and im set. I dont know if i even read manga on my computer before i had this program

karasu
May 03, 2006, 10:22 PM
so i'm just wondering, with a lot of people using CDisplay, do you guys extract all your mangas (those which batched as a volume) out? wouldn't that be messy?

well, CDisplay is certainly good for reading chapters by chapters, and it's easy to move from one chapter from another... but yeah, i had my mangas mostly batched into volume, so in most cases i stick to my ACDSee :D I use CDisplay to read hentais mostly :D

NeoShweaty
May 03, 2006, 10:29 PM
why would you extract them? most volumes dont come as one rar with all these rars in them. I only extract them if i get an error.

Also, why read hentai with one and not the other?

karasu
May 04, 2006, 10:14 AM
because with acdsee, most of the time u need 2 hands

lol i was just kidding about the hentai thingy :D

what i meant is that i batched most of my mangas in zips-in-zips...
therefore CDisplay can't read most of em....
i haven't actually tried, but can CDisplay read folders-in-zips?
like in a zip file, theres chapter 1 folder, chapter 2 folder and so on...

NeoShweaty
May 04, 2006, 03:47 PM
oh, i dont think cdisplay can do that.

Saiga no Ueki
May 04, 2006, 04:52 PM
i haven't actually tried, but can CDisplay read folders-in-zips?
like in a zip file, theres chapter 1 folder, chapter 2 folder and so on...

CDisplay can do this. However, it might be a bit messy... I'm pretty sure CDisplay displays all of the files in all of the folders in alphabetical order. Therefore, if the pages names are a bit off, you could get a page from Ch,. 3 displayed right next to a Ch. 1 page. But I'm not positive about that though.

glasskatana
July 09, 2006, 06:40 PM
Do you use a mac? Probably not, but if you do, and you're into manga then you shoulud definitely download FFview at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/imaging_3d/ffview.html
It reads zip, rar, cbz, cbr and many more common comic files. Also, if you're a mac user and you're feeling left out because you can't open rar files properly then go out and download UnRarX. http://www.unrarx.com/
This handy-dandy program will extract the files for you. Now, you don't feel as left out do you? :smile-big

skywater
September 05, 2006, 09:18 AM
If you guys use Linux, I recommend QComicbook. Download it from http://qcomicbook.horisone.com/
No need to extract compressed files. It reads .zip .rar .tar .tgz. cbz etc (virtually all if you install all the necessary plugins)
It also reads pictures from a normal directory (duh!)

The pictures will be automatically thumbnailed and has the option for fullscreen.

What's nice is the bookmark feature. I can bookmark a page for later viewing. This is useful especially if you are reading multiple manga. It reduces the hassle of finding the correct page to continue where you left.

Features? I took this from the author's homepage http://linux.bydg.org/~yogin/


QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives containing jpeg/png images, which aims at convenience and simplicity. Features include:

* automatic handling of archives (uses external utilities) with drag and drop support
* very fast image loading (thanks to Imlib2); images are preloaded in advance in separate thread
* full-screen mode
* two-pages mode and japanese (aka manga) mode
* thumbnails view
* page scaling (fit to window witdth/height, whole page)
* mouse or keyboard navigation, whatever you prefer
* bookmarks
* and more...


I believe Qcomicbook is more advanced than CDisplay.

Other alternatives for linux users out there are Comix and Comical (http://comical.sourceforge.net/)

Luckas
September 05, 2006, 12:54 PM
Is there a Windows version of QComicbook?
I think no, I checked the homepage. Anyone know other ComicReader other than CDisplay?

skywater
September 05, 2006, 07:39 PM
I believe QComicbook is for linux and bsd users only. Alternative to CDisplay? Try ACDsee or Google's Picasa!

Luckas
September 05, 2006, 08:46 PM
I believe QComicbook is for linux and bsd users only. Alternative to CDisplay? Try ACDsee or Google's Picasa!
How is Google Picasa?

kyouou
October 17, 2006, 03:37 PM
here's a new experimental one i guess called PDisplay. go add your opinions and toss in some recomendations.

http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=134

eni
October 18, 2006, 05:12 AM
If you guys use Linux, I recommend QComicbook.

I use and recommend Comix (http://comix.sourceforge.net/) (Linux only):

Here are some key features of "Comix":

· Fullscreen mode.
· Double page mode.
· Fit-to-screen mode.
· Zooming and scrolling.
· Rotation and mirroring.
· Changeable background colour.
· Changeable image scaling quality.
· Adjustable saturation and contrast.
· Can read right-to-left to fit manga etc.
· Caching for faster page flipping.
· Mouse wheel support.
· Bookmarks support.
· Hideable cursor.
· Customizable GUI.
· Archive comments support.
· Archive converter.
· Thumbnail browser.
· Translated to English, Swedish, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
· Reads the JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, ICO, XPM and XBM image formats.
· Reads ZIP and tar archives natively, and RAR archives through the unrar program.
· Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and virtually any other UNIX-like OS.
· More!

And there's also Comical (http://comical.sourceforge.net/) (Linux, Windows and MacOSX):

*Licensed under the GPL, version 2, with a linking exception for libunrar
*View one or two pages at a time
*Fits pages to window, to width, to height, or to a percentage
*Crisp image resizing provided by the FreeImage project
*Intuitive interface
*Opens CBR (RAR) and CBZ (ZIP) comic book archives
*Opens directories of images
*Displays JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF images
*Prefetches and caches pages for speed and responsiveness

Luckas
October 18, 2006, 05:29 AM
here's a new experimental one i guess called PDisplay. go add your opinions and toss in some recomendations.

http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=134
Which OS do you use?

kyouou
October 18, 2006, 01:10 PM
i use windows xp and for the record i currently use cdisplay and on very rare occasions infraview. just wanted to post pdisplay since it looked like it had potential

Luckas
October 18, 2006, 02:18 PM
I asked because it doesn't work for me, but I have win98.

ttxdragon
October 18, 2006, 02:47 PM
I asked because it doesn't work for me, but I have win98.

its coded in python afaik,
so you may need to install some more runtime files when being on win98..if you're pc is capable of it, install winxp - its the better choice atm ^^

Luckas
October 18, 2006, 03:37 PM
its coded in python afaik,
so you may need to install some more runtime files when being on win98..if you're pc is capable of it, install winxp - its the better choice atm ^^
Ok thanks, I should install a new OS, but I'm afraid that something could gp wrong and I have to format a 120 GB hard Disk ful of datas I don't want to delete.

pit_dean
November 24, 2006, 08:53 PM
I use Gonvisor http://es.geocities.com/gonvisor. I think it works with all Windows versions.

It is similar to Cdisplay but it is more user-friendly, it can create cbr files, open images of pdf files..........

fremeer
November 26, 2006, 12:29 AM
just on a note, cdisplay can also create bookmarks. when you are reading a manga to book mark its shift-b. you can have up to 10 bookmarks. Another useful feature is the resume feature which automatically bookmarks the page of the manga you were reading when u close cdisplay.

rankgain
December 15, 2006, 12:44 AM
Thanks guys! Gonna try this out now. Maybe this will be better than reading the the old fashioned way...

LadyHatake
December 23, 2006, 11:38 PM
I love CDisplay =D Makes it so much easier to read volumes. Most of the volumes I download have the chapters in seperate files, so with other programs I have to read them chapter by chapter, but CDisplay lets me read the volume continuously! Makes it alot faster to read a seires ^^ I lurve it :3

rankgain
December 24, 2006, 02:35 AM
Hmm, after trying this out, I think using the windows viewer is easier for me... Maybe just cause I'm used to it...

evil_alien
January 19, 2007, 08:03 PM
useful note: when using cdisplay and getting the error due to the images being in a zip in a zip, you can open the first zip and drag the second layer zips from the winzip window to your cdisplay window(whew, a lot of zips...). That way, you don't have to extract them, the get put in a temporary folder and you don't need to bother with them ever again

silverado
June 22, 2008, 05:57 AM
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/3027/iviewcapturedate2106200ma1.jpg

MangaMeeya belongs to one of the most popular tools among manga readers. The newest version of MangaMeeya has appeared yesterday on a news site.

Features:
-New: Supports imbracted archives (archives within archives)
-Read Image albums ( Mangas, Comics, or any picture/photo album) in RAR (CBR) or ZIP (CBZ) formats, including password protected ZIP or RAR archives
-Read all common picture formats ( BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG), and can be used a standalone picture viewer
-No installation required
-Extract ZIP and RAR archives

This tool can now be found on here:
http://www.mydailymanga.com/?p=401

silv

eni
June 22, 2008, 09:58 AM
Merged with the Comic Readers thread :)

Alterno
September 05, 2010, 11:06 PM
The perfect Manga reader, give it a try.

http://mangariini.skizzers.org/#download

How it works:

All you have to do is to open the first picture of the manga you want to read and then you'll start reading it from right to left, is much better than CDdisplay, you can do many things. Like

Scale to fit the screen
Change the way you read it (right to left, left to right, top to bottom
Can run it in full screen (alt+enter)

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9996/92401536.jpg

The screenshot about is scaled to fit my resolution and I'm actually moving and reading pages.

Awesome

Injuis
December 01, 2010, 04:29 PM
Shameless plug for my comic reader program.

Windows Only, need .Net 4 installed.

http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63179