CDisplay

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CDisplay
Developer(s)David Ayton
Discontinued1.8 / April 2004
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeImage viewer
LicenseFreeware
WebsiteCDisplay Semi-Official
 
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CDisplay
Developer(s)David Ayton
Discontinued1.8 / April 2004
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeImage viewer
LicenseFreeware
WebsiteCDisplay Semi-Official
CDisplay EX
Developer(s)progdigy
Discontinued1.8 / December 2010
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeImage viewer
LicenseFreeware
WebsiteCDisplay EX Official

CDisplay is a freeware sequential image viewer utility for Microsoft Windows used to view images one at a time in the style of a comic book. It popularized the comic book archive file format. CDisplay was written to easily view JPEG, PNG and static GIF format images sequentially. The program's inspiration and implementation was partly because already existing programs were too general purpose and thus were awkward to use when simply viewing images sequentially.

Contents

Features

Files

CDisplay supports Comic Book Archive files, which have the extension .cbr, .cbz, .cbt, or .cba and are simply renamed RAR, ZIP, TAR, or ACE files, respectively. The files are archives of individual page images with a new extension for convenience. The standard icon for all comic file types extension is a comic balloon. The format was made popular by CDisplay but is now used by many other programs designed for reading comics.

CDisplay supports the display of JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TXT and also SFV files to confirm that the file is not corrupt, either "loose" or contained within RAR or ZIP files, as above.

In creation of Comic Book Archive files containing sequentially numbered files (page 1, page 2...), CDisplay does not currently support the supposition of leading zeroes. As such, it will read files as 1, 10, 11, ..., 2, 20, 21, ..., rather than in the order of 1, 2, 3, ..., 10, 11..., which is the more useful interpretation. To get around this minor flaw, leading zeros up to the highest digit in the sequence must be added explicitly. For example, the first page of an 80 page document would be 01, and for an 800 page document it would be 001.

Development

The program was compiled using Borland C++ Builder 5.0 and runs on various Windows platforms including Windows 98, NT, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. CDisplay has no write capabilities, and therefore files are left untouched. A small amount of configuration data is written to the Windows registry.

CDisplay is no longer actively maintained, as the original author died, and the source is not available.

CDisplayEx

CDisplayEx is an open source clone which added new features. The latest available version is 1.8.[1][2] The source is available via Subversion on Sourceforge; however, after revision 118 (roughly corresponding to version 1.8) project files were removed from the repository and it appears development has ceased.

It supports the following file formats:[3] comic book archive files (CBR, CBZ, CBT, CB7), RAR, ZIP, TAR, LZH, ARJ, CAB, GZ, BZ2, 7Z, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PDF, and DJVU.

See also

References

  1. ^ CDisplayEx Official Site
  2. ^ CDisplayEx at sourceforge
  3. ^ The supported file formats can be seen in a scroll-down list when opening ┬┤Load Files...` in CDisplayEx

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