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ABOUT ----- RNOComics is a comic book viewer that can open almost any archive file, PDF file, or a directory with unarchived images, and display the images in it in a GUI designed to read comics. FEATURES -------- - Supports CBR, CBZ, CBT, and any other archiving format XAD supports - Supports PDF files - Supports online Issuu publications - Unarchives images on the fly, no HD space or memory wasted - Read-ahead cache for the next page - Can continue to the next archive file in a directory with a single command - Can open directories with unarchived images and work as an image viewer - MUI GUI with controls as buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts - Three different layout options: fit width, single page, and double page - Fullscreen mode option - Zoom option displays comic's pages at their intended maximum resolution - Rotate options for portrait mode making viewing/reading easier - History window with front page thumbnails and page memory - Backwards reading options for manga comics - Can save and export images - Can create thumbnail PNG icons for archives - Gamma correction options - Drag & drop loading - ARexx support INSTALLATION ------------ - Copy the whole directory anywhere you want - Installation of AmiSSL v4 is required for the Issuu support (http://aminet.net/search?query=AmiSSL) - If the program fails to start, copy .hwp and .ext files to LIBS:Hollywood/ - reqtools.library is required for the background color selector: http://os4depot.net/share/library/misc/reqtools.lha CONTROLS -------- Right/Command+N/N . - Loads the next page Left/Command+P/P . . - Loads the previous page Home/Command+T/T . . - Loads the first page End/Command+L/L . . - Loads the last page Space/Mouse wheel . - Scrolls the page or loads the next page depending on the layout selected Shift . . . . . . . - Jumps 10 pages instead of next or previous Up/Down . . . . . . - Scrolls the page PageUp/PageDown . . - Scrolls the page in larger steps Held LMB/MMB . . . . - Zooms the image to its original size Rotate mouse wheel . - Over page gadget for precise page selection control and then click 'Go' to load the specific page Command+Z/Z . . . . - Toggles the zoom mode on/off Command+O/O . . . . - Opens a new comic book archive or a picture file Command+X/X . . . . - Opens the next comic book archive in the current dir Command+I/I . . . . - Opens a directory and loads unarchived images from it Command+A . . . . . - Saves the original image Command+G . . . . . - Saves the displayed page as a PNG image Command+F/F . . . . - Toggles the fullscreen mode On/Off Double-click . . . . - Toggles the fullscreen mode On/Off Esc . . . . . . . . - Exits from fullscreen mode Command+H/H . . . . - Opens or closes the history window Command+W/W . . . . - Changes to the "fit width" layout Command+S/S . . . . - Changes to the "single page" layout Command+D/D . . . . - Changes to the "double page" layout Command+E/E . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the left Command+R/R . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the right Command+"+"/+ . . . - Increases the gamma correction value Command+"-"/- . . . - Decreases the gamma correction value Command+0/0 . . . . - Resets the gamma correction value Command+Q . . . . . - Quits the program SETTINGS -------- Settings are found in the program's pull-down menu and they will be saved to the ENVARC:RNOComics/ directory. Remember last file . . - Opens the last viewed file at startup Save history . . . . . - Saves a history data file in the program's drawer Preload next page . . . - Preloads the next page to the read-ahead cache Copy file to Ram Disk . - Copies the whole archive file to RAM: to speed up page loading at the expense of some memory usage Side panel . . . . . . - Shows the control panel Auto resize . . . . . . - Resizes the window to match dimensions of images in the archive when a new comic book is loaded Right to left . . . . . - Changes the reading direction to right-to-left mode which affects the left/right arrow keys and also the order of pages in double-page mode Back to front . . . . . - Shows the last page first, and so on Fullscreen page numbers - Shows page numbers when in fullscreen mode Fullscreen clock . . . - Shows the system clock time during fullscreen mode Create PNG icons . . . - Create thumbnail PNG icon for loaded archive files Layout/Fit width . . . - Images are scaled to fit the window width and view can be scrolled vertically if required Layout/Single page . . - The whole page fits in the GUI/on fullscreen view Layout/Double page . . - Two pages fit into the GUI/on fullscreen view Background color . . . - Opens a requester to choose a background color CBR unarchiver/UnRAR . - Extracts images with UnRAR, which is generally faster and more compatible than XAD CBR unarchiver/XAD . . - Extracts images with XAD, which isn't recommended on MorphOS, but is the default on OS4 which doesn't have the UnRAR command by default COMMAND LINE OPTIONS AND ICON TOOLTYPES --------------------------------------- RNOComics uses non-standard command line arguments. Arguments must be given in the form of (note the "-" prefix): -argument parameter Allowed arguments: -file <file|dir> . . - Opens an archive file or a directory at startup -defdir <dir> . . . . - Sets the initial directory to open files -args . . . . . . . . - Shows the allowed arguments Example: RNOComics -file "Work:Comics/Some Comic.cbr" The same arguments can be used as icon tooltypes, but by omitting the "-" prefix. Examples: DEFDIR=Work:Comics FILE=Work:Comics/MyComicBook.cbr AREXX ----- Program's ARexx port is RNOCOMICS and supported commands are: OPEN <file|dir> . . . . - Opens a new archive/picture file or a directory OPENNEXT . . . . . . . . - Opens the next archive in the current dir SAVE <file> . . . . . . - Saves the original image EXPORT <file> . . . . . - Saves the displayed page as a PNG image EXTRACT <dir> . . . . . - Extracts the whole archive to a directory FIRST . . . . . . . . . - Loads the first page PREV . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the previous page NEXT . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the next page LAST . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the last page PAGE <n> . . . . . . . . - Loads the supplied page number ROTATELEFT . . . . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the left ROTATERIGHT . . . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the right GAMMAINCREASE . . . . . - Increases the gamma correction value GAMMADECREASE . . . . . - Decreases the gamma correction value GAMMARESET . . . . . . . - Resets the gamma correction value FULLSCREEN . . . . . . . - Toggles fullscreen mode LOCKZOOM . . . . . . . . - Toggles zoom mode FITWIDTH . . . . . . . . - Changes layout into the "fit width" layout SINGLE . . . . . . . . . - Changes to "single page" layout DOUBLE . . . . . . . . . - Changes to "double page" layout REMEMBER <ON|OFF> . . . - Sets the "Remember last file" setting SAVEHISTORY <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Save history" setting PRELOAD <ON|OFF> . . . . - Sets the "Preload next page" setting COPYTORAM <ON|OFF> . . . - Sets the "Copy file to Ram Disk" setting PANEL <ON|OFF> . . . . . - Shows or hides the control panel RESIZE <ON|OFF> . . . . - Sets the "Auto resize" setting RIGHTTOLEFT <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Right to left" setting BACKTOFRONT <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Back to front" setting QUIT . . . . . . . . . . - Quits the program GET <FILE|PAGE|PAGES| . - Returns the requested value FULLSCREEN|ANGLE| LOCKZOOM> Example: RX "ADDRESS RNOCOMICS;GET PAGE" HISTORY ------- Version 1.5: - HTTPS now supported for Issuu (AmiSSL v4 required), so the search feature works as intended again - Implemented a small fix to the zooming functionality - Updated the PDF plugin Version 1.4: - Accepts a file argument and can be used as a default tool in project icons Version 1.3: - Support for PDF files - Major internal changes in rendering - Other small changes Version 1.2: - Support for online Issuu publications Version 1.1: - Added UnRAR/XAD selection to the settings menu. Using UnRAR increases compatibility and speed with .cbr files. - "Show in OS..." option works under MorphOS and OS4 too, in the history GUI - "Open file" now loads comic archives, and picture files also - Some tweaks, and improvements to the GUI - Auto resize didn't work as intended for small images WEB --- - Please visit http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/ for screenshots, support, donations, and other software - This program is made with Hollywood: http://www.hollywood-mal.com/ THANKS TO --------- - Densho/RNO for the logo - Neil Pearson for testing and proof-reading DISCLAIMER ---------- This software is made available to you as Freeware and you may use this software in whatever way you wish, but the author accepts no liability for any damage caused to your system or other connected peripherals by using this software.
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