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Comix 2.7 released

Comix is a user-friendly, customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer. It reads images in ZIP, RAR or tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed) as well as plain image files. It is written in Python and uses GTK+ through the PyGTK bindings.

Version 2.7 presents a number of changes, including improved image quality through dithering in 16 bits per pixel (thanks to John Ellis, author of GQview, for helping with this), previews of files in the "Open" dialog, chess board pattern background for transparent images, Brazilian Portuguese translation (by Marcelo Góes), German translation (by Christoph Wolk) and some more features and bug fixes. ... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2006-01-29

Comix 2.6 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

Comix now conforms to the thumbnail managing standard proposed by freedesktop.org. Thumbnails can be read from or written to the ~/.thumbnails directory, where they are shared with other applications conforming to the same standard. This will speed up thumbnail loading when thumbnails have already been created for the files being viewed. Thumbnails for images in archives can be stored in a similar way, but due to restrictions in the freedesktop.org standard they will be stored in ~/.comix for private use by Comix only. Other changes include improved handling of corrupt images.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2006-01-19

Comix 2.5 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

Comix 2.5 introduces a mouse controlled magnifying lens that can be used to zoom in on parts of the images. Other changes include adjustable sizes for the thumbnails, small thumbnails for the bookmarks and some bugfixes. ... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2006-01-09

Comix 2.4.1 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

A few bugs have been fixed in version 2.4.1, among them one that could cause Comix to crash when starting the program with a certain preference set.

Read more at http://comix.sourceforge.net

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2006-01-04

Comix 2.4 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

As of version 2.4 Comix has support for internationalization and is already translated to Swedish, Simplified Chinese (by Emfox Zhou) and to Spanish (by Manuel Quiñones). There are some new features and fixes as well.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2006-01-01

Comix 2.3 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

As of version 2.3, Comix depends on PIL (Python Imaging Library) to handle some image manipulations. Images can now be rotated and mirrored among other things.

Read more at http://comix.sf.net

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-12-22

Comix 2.2.1 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

Version 2.2.1 contains a lot of bugfixes, mainly concerning the new thumbnail feature.

Read more at http://comix.sourceforge.net

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-12-12

Comix 2.2 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

There are a number of news in version 2.2, among them a thumbnail browser, a "smart scrolling" option for the space key, the ability to align images with the number pad and an option to automatically load the last viewed page when Comix is started.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-12-10

Comix 2.1 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

Version 2.1 contains a lot of changes. No big stuff really, but it's all about the details isn't it? Read more at: http://comix.sf.net

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-11-29

Comix 2.0 released

Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

The 2.x branch of Comix is now marked as stable since no bug reports concerning the stability of Comix has been files since the release of 2.0b. There are some minor cosmetic differences in this version, apart from that the only change from 2.0b is that the text in the comments now is selectable.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-11-20

Comix 2.0b released.

Comix 2.0b has a major speed advantage over previous versions.
I rewrote some of the code, mainly the parts concerning the caching of
images. Page flipping with the cache option turned off is now about
twice as fast as before (not counting the time it takes to scale the
image(s) since this is highly dependant on the image scaling quality being
used). Forward page flipping with the cache option turned on now seems
almost instantaneous (again not counting the possible delay to scale
the image(s)). Backwards flipping with the cache option turned on is no
longer suffering any speed penalty, it is just as fast as normal flipping
without any cache would be. The only occasion when things will be slower
with the cache option turned on is when doing irregular flipping, as from
page 1 to page 7 to page 3 etc., and even then things will seem to be
as fast as normal though some extra work is done "under the hood".
Using cache is strongly recommended from now on.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-11-12

Comix 1.6 released

Comix is a comic book viewer. It reads zip, rar, tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives (often called .cbz, .cbr and .cbt) as well as normal image files. It is written in Python and has a simple user interface using PyGTK.

Changes in this version:

- The next page can now be flipped to by pressing the left mouse button on the main window. Images can still be moved around by clicking and dragging before you release the button again.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-11-06

Comix 1.5 released

Comix is a comic book viewer using GTK+. It reads zip, rar, tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives (often called .cbz, .cbr and .cbt) as well as normal image files.

With version 1.5 Comix takes a few more steps towards it's goal of being user-friendly and simple but still powerful and without taking the control away from the user.

Some of the news in 1.5 are:

- Support for forward/back buttons on mice that have them.... read more

Posted by Pontus Ekberg 2005-11-04