Comic Smart Panels Creator (Open Source)

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Zoran B.

17 Apr, 2015 02:12 PM

Howdy! So for the past weeks I was working on this C# project that will hopefully be useful to you.

It is a smart panels creator (like Marvel Smart Panels/Comixology Guided View) for CBR/CBZ files. You can export your project as CPD file (Comic Panels Defintion), which is regular JSON file. In JSON file there are panel definitions for each page. Panels are relatively positioned (left/right/width/height in percentages, rather than fixed PX position).

github.com/zoran123456/Comic-Smart-Panels

EXE files are located here (no need for installation, just extract and run)

www.dropbox.com/s/z4zaxr5m4flvf8w/ComicSmartPanels.zip?dl=0

Features:

* Open CBR (RAR) and CBZ (ZIP) files
* Intuitive and simple User Interface
* Unlimited pages
* Unlimited number of panels per page
* Two modes - Design Panels and Preview Panels mode
* Vector like panel drawing
* Page Zooming
* Panels are relatively positioned (in percentages, rather than fixed positions in PX)
* Ability to use grid (easier object snapping)
* Can emulate various device sizes in preview mode (AutoSize, iPhone, iPad and Android common resolutions)
* CPD files (Comic Panels Definition) are regular JSON files
* Open and Save CPR (Comic Smart Panels Project) so you can continue working on your panels later

I also submitted simple Comic Smart Panels Reader, just as a technology demo for CPD files, so you can test them (nothing fancy, just simple fade animation between panels, but works pretty nicely).

I really hope you will find this software useful.
Also, you need .NET Framework 4.5, and Windows 7 and up.

Program screenshot: i.imgur.com/REMV0T3.jpg

CPD JSON file definition: i.imgur.com/6JOnzUY.jpg

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