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Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Jan 04, '08 09:16:37PM

CBR/CBZ files don't have to have jpgs, they can have other image files inside them. I seem to remember ones with gifs or tiffs in them.

I discovered comic archives several years ago, and I actually wrote a Mac program for reading CBR/CBZ files, that supported 2-page views, right-to-left reading (for manga) and so on. Then I realized that the only source for these things were pirate scans, so I felt bad and never distributed it. It was fun plowing throw 30 years of Iron Man comics on weekend, though, along with fan translations of Hellsing and Ghost in the Shell and, ah, er, something called "Slut Girl". I, ah, don't really remember what that one was about.

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Only pirates? no...
Authored by: PopMcGee on Jan 05, '08 06:52:24AM

I often scan my own comics (and other books too) so that I can read them easily on the go. With todays scanners, I can scan a whole book in 10-15 minutes, which is ok.

What you probably meant to say is "every cbr that can be downloaded from somewhere is pirated". That is quite likely, but there are other uses for the format, mind you.

That being said, I was looked at all the different apps to read cbrs, and wasn't entirely convinced by any of them. So, if you've still got that app lying around somewhere, I'd be glad to take a look. Why don't you release it anyway?



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Couple things...
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 07, '08 05:38:10AM

I agree...if you have a CBR app for the Mac with those features, please release it! There are a handful of decent CBR/CBZ readers for the Mac, but they are all pretty much put to shame by offerings in the Windoze world.

The more nice apps that are out there, the more the format will grow for legitimate use. Just look at BitTorrent for a precedent. Initially this was assumed to be yet another P2P tool for pirates, but now it's used quite extensively for legit downloads of large size.



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