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miker1264

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on: April 18, 2021, 05:08:48 AM
For those AROS users who are comic book fans like I once was, and I still am to some degree, then you will appreciate this.  :)

Many years ago I was a comic book fan. I mostly enjoyed reading Conan the Barbarian. I even bought en edition #5 of The
Savage Sword of Conan in a plastic wrapper. I bought that comic book over 35 years ago planning to give it to my son, so
he could give it to his son, and so on... But I have come to realize that my son isn't a comic book fan. He would sell it or
worse simply give it away, not knowing its value! I'll still give it to him one day.

A while ago, maybe two years ago, someone on this forum asked if I would make an effort to upadate the AROS JPEG
Datatype to allow it to read 8bit Black and White JPEG Images. At the time I thought "What is an 8bit JPEG?" and also
"I don't know anything about JPEG file format." But for some reason I agreed. The request was so compelling based on
the fact the asker had confidence in my ability to achieve the desired result. The request was so sincere I had to agree.

About a year ago I decided to take on the 'challenge". JPEG Datatype was mocking me, every day since the original
request. So I dove into it head first. I took about two weeks to achieve my goal. It took one week to study everything
possible about JPEG File Format to figure out how to do such a thing. How could we possible read 8bit JPEG images? It took another week of research and testing. Then it was all done!

Here is an 8bit Conan Comic and Alpha Luna which is also 8bit jpeg. See the MultiView Output Information...

Updated JPEG Datatype Coming Soon to Icaros Desktop.  :) :) :)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 07:05:21 AM by miker1264 »



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Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 09:12:09 AM
Though I'm not so much a comic fan, it's good to see things moving forward. There will be people happy with this :)



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Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 10:20:37 AM
Nice to see some added features
I'll find this useful on occasion



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Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 08:14:02 AM
Thank you! :) It was really annoying to use OWB to read those comics.



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Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 09:42:35 AM
Very nice, Conan I remember well :)


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Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 11:54:40 AM
I prefer to read (Russia is the most reading country in the World) and have never understood American comics.
The original Conan the Barbarian - well written.
However, I know that a lot of geeks are anime and hentai fans.
This is probably the group of users who definitely lack a program to read their comics.
So this is a necessary and userful program in any case.
Although personally I would be more interested in the apps like a FBReader and an Okular.


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Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 01:33:42 PM
The title is misleading.

It's an updated JPEG Datatype.



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Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 07:36:44 PM
Sorry for the OT, there is a nice program for "Comic" sin that on AROS x86 and 68x does not work well, something is missing on Zune, I have to find out.

The program is called ComicOn and on OS3 and OS4 works perfectly, i have not tested the MOS version.

ComicOn you can find it also on archives.aros but it's old, you can find the latest version on the author's site here:

http://evil.bplaced.net/index.php?name=ComicOn&page=start


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Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 08:44:11 PM
Sorry for the OT, there is a nice program for "Comic" sin that on AROS x86 and 68x does not work well, something is missing on Zune, I have to find out.

The program is called ComicOn and on OS3 and OS4 works perfectly, i have not tested the MOS version.

ComicOn you can find it also on archives.aros but it's old, you can find the latest version on the author's site here:

http://evil.bplaced.net/index.php?name=ComicOn&page=start

Maybe contact the author and alert him to the issues it has running on AROS.



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Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 11:37:31 AM
I sent an email to the developer with a screenshot showing the problem on AROS systems, I attach the screenshot here too !


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Reply #10 on: April 26, 2021, 09:20:12 AM
I sent an email to the developer with a screenshot showing the problem on AROS systems, I attach the screenshot here too !
Ok, developer Joerg Renkert has fixed ComicOn now working fine on both AROS One x86 and AROS One 68k.

The new version includes new features see screenshot AROS One 68k


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Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 09:21:48 AM
AROS One x86 ABIv0


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Reply #12 on: April 26, 2021, 02:49:42 PM
Great teamwork. That's how it's done!  :)



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Reply #13 on: April 26, 2021, 02:59:20 PM
In fact, union is strength, solitude leads nowhere!


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Reply #14 on: April 26, 2021, 06:51:01 PM
In fact, union is strength, solitude leads nowhere!


Exactly. Moreover, when you succeed into make people collaborating to fix an issue (app developer, middleware developer - like hollywood classes - and AROS developers) and make something work, personal satisfaction is incredible.