Comic Life
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Comic Life is the highly acclaimed, fun, easy, and powerful application that expands what you can do with your digital photos. With page and panel layouts, streamlined image selection, cropping and placement of authentic speech balloons, customizable captions, and special effects lettering, Comic Life 2 gives you numerous ways to explore your creativity. Liven up holiday snaps, tell a story, even create how-to guides!
What's New
Version 3.0.4 (27964):

Improvements

  • Improved compatibility when opening files created with Comic Life 1
  • Improved reliability when using the media browser
  • Fixed a bug where the app could hang when saving changes while quitting
  • Unfiltered image quality is preserved when exporting to PDF
  • Sub-pixel artifacts eliminated when rendering to bitmap images
  • And other fixes and improvements

Version 3.0.4 (27964):

Improvements

  • Improved compatibility when opening files created with Comic Life 1
  • Improved reliability when using the media browser
  • Fixed a bug where the app could hang when saving changes while quitting
  • Unfiltered image quality is preserved when exporting to PDF
  • Sub-pixel artifacts eliminated when rendering to more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.5 or later





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Comic Life User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Jfm commented on 10 Oct 2013
A fine app indeed! Just uncertain about the best way to upgrade: as an owner of v. 2, I am entitled to upgrade at half price - but if I buy currently on the App Store, it is offered at half price as well. Wondering if I should seize the opportunity to switch to the App Store version, or continue to follow the usual upgrade route...
[Version 3.0]


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F451 reviewed on 09 Oct 2013
I put it through the paces for over an hour and readily sought to upgrade. Plasq is fine group with some serious talent and it shows in their products.

The new styles are great as are the new features. I use Comic Life mostly for recaps of family events where I've managed to pull-off some tomfoolery and get away with it. ;)

Here is a link to the many reasons to consider upgrading: http://plasq.com/products/comiclife3/whyupgrade
[Version 3.0]


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Aglessi reviewed on 08 Oct 2013
Love it! Fast and easy. Lots of features. Templates could be a bit more stylish and would be great to have hyperlinks when exported as HTML (can be achieved easily with further editing outside the program though).
[Version 2.2.7]


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+2

+162

Donmontalvo reviewed on 18 Apr 2012
I have to admit Comic Life isn't just a load of fun, but it's extremely well designed. No issues, kudos to the developer.
[Version 2.2.1]


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F451 commented on 31 Jan 2012
Improvements in 2.1.1 (v21672):
Various bug fixes for issues encountered with the 2.1 update. That update incorporated a number of under the hood changes made in order to prepare for comic sharing with the iPad edition. Unfortunately it caused some issues which are addressed in this update.
The bug fixes are:

Trouble/crash opening some 1.X comics
PDF output orientation locked to portrait
PNG files losing transparency on export
Image in panel moving when resizing the panel
DigitalStrip limited to italics
Lint McCree font line height differences between regular/italic/bold
Slight misalignment of images in panels causing gaps
Images missing from comics created from user templates
Flickering editing area when working with vector images
[Version 2.1.1]


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+49

Magosilvan reviewed on 31 Oct 2011
Great!
Now I'm using it even to make custom paper bookmark for my books.
You may ask plasq.com for the template I expressly created.
[Version 2.0.6]


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+49

Magosilvan reviewed on 07 Jun 2011
It must have been difficult to improve an application like Comic Life 1.x but at plasq they succeeded in the deed!
V. 2 is even better.
Absolutely a must-have app and a great support.
[Version 2.0.4]


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-1

-8

Elizabethbrooke reviewed on 19 Feb 2011
Great fun!
[Version 2.0.2]


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-6

TanM reviewed on 10 Dec 2010
it's a fun piece, I hope it could be free upgrade.
[Version 2.0]


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+3

+9

tigerandyx9 reviewed on 03 May 2009
I have been using Comic for the last year or two and find it excellent for my purpose which is to tell a "story" with the pictures of my travels around Europe and with the outings with my kids and/or grandchildren. I usually have a one to two page "comic" which depicts the story, eg; my grandson giving me a violin concert, my so-called diet whilst in Florence, my motorcycle trips to Bruges, Gant, Venice, Milan, the Alps, the wine vendimia in Champagne, thru Andalucia, etc. So instead of having hundreds of pictures (which I do) I have to select the best, think about the composition and the messages, and then play around a bit until I have the finished product. It could use more page templates with other shapes. So I combine its use with iWatermark for watermarking and different titles, and with Picasa for collages. The software is easy to use, reliable, does not have any of the defects mentioned for the older versions (mine is 1.4.4) and it reflects the ease that Macintosh brings to daily digital life. I highly recommend it.
[Version 1.4.5]


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Seo had trouble on 09 Jan 2007
I love this application and it's not for nothing that OSX integrated it in its baic package in its last version. I just have a problem now in opening the files that I did with the old version of Comic Life (similarly to what another dude experineced), I can actually open the files with Comic Life but I don't see anything in the main screen, while the miniatures on the left are there. Hope developer will be able to fix it cause I really don't want to loose the originals of my old comics !!!

Thanks for giving my a new way of expressing my thoughts!!!

Stefano
[Version 1.2.6]

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kramy (developer) replied on 11 Jan 2007
Hi!

Was the comic created on a PowerPC Mac and then tried to open on an Intel machine? (or Vice Versa?)

If so, we have discovered there was basically an Intel/PPC compatibility bug for comics with lettering or irregular panels.

There is however, a work-around for this. Please download the new version of Comic Life 1.3 from this website if you purchased it online - http://plasq.com/downloads/ (or if you purchased the boxed edition, from here: http://freeverse.com/comiclife/)

Then load the comic on the computer it was created on (once updated to 1.3) then saving it will make it portable to any other 1.3 Comic Life (including your new intel machine).

I apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any other issues contact us using the contact form on the plasq.com site.

/send kramy

Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 3.0.3]



+4

brfer rated on 14 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.2]



+53

Pedrotaquelim rated on 08 Dec 2011

[Version 2.0.6]



+4

Glioma rated on 05 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



+1

Atoric rated on 04 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.3]



+1

Egustavo rated on 25 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.2]


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Date:05 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Comic Life is the highly acclaimed, fun, easy, and powerful application that expands what you can do with your digital photos. With page and panel layouts, streamlined image selection, cropping and placement of authentic speech balloons, customizable captions, and special effects lettering, Comic Life 2 gives you numerous ways to explore your creativity. Liven up holiday snaps, tell a story, even create how-to guides!


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