The swiss army knife of the digital comic world
I admit, swiss army knife of the digital comic world is at the moment
slightly exaggerated. NOT ANYMORE
What is ComicMaster?
Initially ComicMaster was a slightly worse clone of
QComicBook, which is still a great program for reading digital comics.
However, for me it was not enough. The pure viewing capabilities are
great, but I missed things.
What I missing was something like an
and of course I wanted to sort my comics in a
So can ComicMaster really provide this little extra?
Not 100% but it already makes organising comics a breeze.
If you look at the
project page, you will see, it is still (after two years) labelled
'pre-alpha'. What does this mean? Simply I don't know yet, what really will
be implemented in ComicMaster and how it will look like, even after
two years I constantly have new ideas. I am practically still in my
personal 'requirement elevation' phase. Unfortunately my free time does not
correspond well with my ideas. But as long as I don't get paid for
ComicMaster I am not in a hurry. :-)
Formerly I wrote ComicMaster is for masochists only, who don't care
that things, which work today tomorrow might not exist anymore. That's not
totally true anymore. The pure viewing stuff is quite stable. The database
and configuration files still change a bit, but it is no problem to reenter
a few settings. I'd say the advantages the use of ComicMaster has
slowly outweight the disadvantages of being far from a mature program.
What can ComicMaster do?
- It opens cbr (rar), cbz (zip) archives.
- It opens all readable image formats in a folder.
- It allows to rename images in an archive using easy rename patterns.
- It allows to add and remove images to and from archives.
- It checks archive integrities.
- It allows to 'group' archives and helps to organise them in a folder
- And of course it displays images, which can be resized and/or
What can ComicMaster not do right, yet?
It has a working database plugin for PostgreSQL, but I am too lazy to use
it. This means the userinterface is crap. Currently I am working on a way
to add comic data to archives while reading a comic. Entering comic data
should be more or less a coincidental side effect of normal managing or
even reading procedures. I think I am close.
It allows to add XML info to archives. The problems are the same as with
entering data in the database. The solution will also be the same.