Enjoying your favorite comic books and graphic novels on your PC or laptop is not always as gratifying and practical as it should be. LuJoSoft ComicReader provides you with a free solution to view, read, and ultimately enjoy your paperless comics with the highest level of quality possible. Packed up with useful tools to enhance your reading experience, this totally free tool can be used with the most common comic book formats.
These include comic book archive and reader files (such as CBR, CBZ, CBT, and CB7), standard archive file formats (RAR, ZIP, 7Z, and TAR) and PDF comic books. Besides, the program comes with a “save as PDF” feature that will let you convert your favorite comic books into this well-known interchange format in a breeze. You can open a single file, a selection of various files and even full folders packed up with comic books. Once opened, books are automatically added to your reading list, located on a panel on the top-left of the screen, which you can use to move from comic to comic in a snap. Unlike other comic reading tools, which tend to be mere file viewers, LuJoSoft ComicReader offers you also a wide range of presentation modes and image enhancing tools.
Therefore, you can view your comics in a full-screen mode and fit the image to the size of the screen, the width or height of the window, or to the custom width or height that better fits your preferences. You can zoom a page either in or out, and move around it easily using the arrow keys. Pages can also be rotated either clockwise or counterclockwise simply by clicking on the buttons provided. A virtual magnifying glass has also been included, which will allow you to take a much closer look of that elusive detail in the drawing or to read a too small text without zooming in the image and thus losing the overall picture. The magnifier can be customized in terms of zoom factor, speed, width, and height. To help you navigate your comic books, the program offers you a thumbnails panel where you can have a quick view of all their pages, and a full set of navigation buttons to help you move from page to page and to the beginning or end of the book in one click. Alternatively, you may want to make use of the program’s wide range of customizable hotkeys, which are especially useful when reading your comics in a full-screen mode. These hotkeys are the most convenient way of enjoying all the navigation and visualization options described above once we’ve fit our book to screen and got rid of all panels and buttons.
I don’t want to finish without mentioning LuJoSoft ComicReader’s set of image enhancing tools. This set of four buttons will allow you to adjust the image gamma, contrast, brightness, and sharpness levels not only to visually improve your reading experience but also to correct any limitations that your computer screen may have. All in all, LuJoSoft ComicReader is an excellent choice when looking for a free comic reading tool that doesn’t behave just as a simple image viewer. It has all the features and enhancements you always wish your comic book reader has.