I've designed Comic Viewer to be as flexible as possible in handling comic archives. In addition, here are some recommendations for building archives that will deliver the best experience.
- Create a separate archive for each comic book. An archive is a folder of images compressed with RAR or ZIP.
- Use a separate portrait image for each page (as opposed to two-page spreads or individual panels). Comic Viewer will automatically display 2-page spreads from your portrait pages when in landscape view.
- Scan at 150dpi. This will result in a modern comic page with pixel dimensions of 994 x 1538 (width x height). The benefit is faster import, and 150% zoom when viewing on iPad.
- Save your images in JPEG format for the best balance of quality and small file size. (Comic Viewer can handle .jpg. .png, .gif)
- Use logical file names that avoid special characters. A typical file has a name followed by a single dot ".", plus a three character extension. (e.g. "MisterToastComic.cbz"). The extension is what applications use to determine the file type. Check out Wikipedia.org entry on file name extension for more info.
- Use correct file extensions. Archives created with ZIP should have the extension ".zip" or ".cbz". Archives created with RAR should have the extension ".rar" or ".cbr".
- Include "cover" in the name of your cover image (example: "Cover.jpg")
- Name your images sequentially in ascending order with numbers that correspond to the correct page number (e.g. "Page1.jpg", "Page2. jpg")