Comic Life

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.5.5 (v19107) | Release Date: 2010-01-27 | Download

Note: This is a FREE update for all users.

Improvements in 1.5.5:

  • Fixed an issue that made certain caption styles override the page style
  • And other fixes

    New Features in 1.5:

  • Easily create Single Panel Comics by dropping an image onto a new blank comic page! (To turn on, go to... Comic Life > Preferences... and under "Single Panel Comics:" choose "Ask")
  • Ability to import comics (File > Import Comics...)
  • Now able to have referenced images rather than copying images into the .comicdoc file (Comic Life > Preferences... > and uncheck "Copy Images into the document")
  • A single click on a page element now adds the element to the center of the page
  • Easier to duplicate a page (Page > Duplicate Page)
  • iPhoto Events are now an option when making a Quick Comic
  • Version 1.5.2 (v15695) | Release Date: 2009-11-24 | Download

    Note: This is a FREE update for all users.

    Improvements in 1.5.2:

  • Fixed OS X 10.4 Tiger compatibility

    Improvements in 1.5.1:

  • Several Snow Leopard compatibility fixes
  • Improved .PSD, .EPS and .AI file compatibility for use in comic documents
  • And other minor fixes

    New Features in 1.5:

  • Easily create Single Panel Comics by dropping an image onto a new blank comic page! (To turn on, go to... Comic Life > Preferences... and under "Single Panel Comics:" choose "Ask")
  • Ability to import comics (File > Import Comics...)
  • Now able to have referenced images rather than copying images into the .comicdoc file (Comic Life > Preferences... > and uncheck "Copy Images into the document")
  • A single click on a page element now adds the element to the center of the page
  • Easier to duplicate a page (Page > Duplicate Page)
  • iPhoto Events are now an option when making a Quick Comic

    Improvements in 1.5:

  • Now easier to import single pages by dragging from one document to a different document
  • Enhanced multiple item selection and resizing performance
  • Fixed a "blank page" issue which occurred for some users when using Fixed-Resolution PDF exporting
  • Rotated and Locked Lettering now stays rotated on reload
  • Again able to delete custom styles (Edit > Delete Style)
  • Balloons and Captions now expand when using the Bigger button on the Toolbar
  • Quick comic now displays page numbers correctly with more than 99 pages
  • Changed .Mac references to MobileMe
  • Several translation fixes for several languages
  • And other minor fixes
  • Version 1.5.1 (v15442) | Release Date: 2009-11-20 | Download

    Note: This is a FREE update for all users.

    Improvements in 1.5.1:

  • Several Snow Leopard compatibility fixes
  • Improved .PSD, .EPS and .AI file compatibility for use in comic documents
  • And other minor fixes

    New Features in 1.5:

  • Easily create Single Panel Comics by dropping an image onto a new blank comic page! (To turn on, go to... Comic Life > Preferences... and under "Single Panel Comics:" choose "Ask")
  • Ability to import comics (File > Import Comics...)
  • Now able to have referenced images rather than copying images into the .comicdoc file (Comic Life > Preferences... > and uncheck "Copy Images into the document")
  • A single click on a page element now adds the element to the center of the page
  • Easier to duplicate a page (Page > Duplicate Page)
  • iPhoto Events are now an option when making a Quick Comic

    Improvements in 1.5:

  • Now easier to import single pages by dragging from one document to a different document
  • Enhanced multiple item selection and resizing performance
  • Fixed a "blank page" issue which occurred for some users when using Fixed-Resolution PDF exporting
  • Rotated and Locked Lettering now stays rotated on reload
  • Again able to delete custom styles (Edit > Delete Style)
  • Balloons and Captions now expand when using the Bigger button on the Toolbar
  • Quick comic now displays page numbers correctly with more than 99 pages
  • Changed .Mac references to MobileMe
  • Several translation fixes for several languages
  • And other minor fixes
  • Version 1.5 (v14080) | Release Date: 2009-06-02 | Download

    Note: This is a FREE update for all users.

    New Features in 1.5:

  • Easily create Single Panel Comics by dropping an image onto a new blank comic page! (To turn on, go to... Comic Life > Preferences... and under "Single Panel Comics:" choose "Ask")
  • Ability to import comics (File > Import Comics...)
  • Now able to have referenced images rather than copying images into the .comicdoc file (Comic Life > Preferences... > and uncheck "Copy Images into the document")
  • A single click on a page element now adds the element to the center of the page
  • Easier to duplicate a page (Page > Duplicate Page)
  • iPhoto Events are now an option when making a Quick Comic

    Improvements in 1.5:

  • Now easier to import single pages by dragging from one document to a different document
  • Enhanced multiple item selection and resizing performance
  • Fixed a "blank page" issue which occurred for some users when using Fixed-Resolution PDF exporting
  • Rotated and Locked Lettering now stays rotated on reload
  • Again able to delete custom styles (Edit > Delete Style)
  • Balloons and Captions now expand when using the Bigger button on the Toolbar
  • Quick comic now displays page numbers correctly with more than 99 pages
  • Changed .Mac references to MobileMe
  • Several translation fixes for several languages
  • And other minor fixes
  • Version 1.4.5 (v13765) | Release Date: 2009-04-23 | Download

    Bug Fix in 1.4.5:

  • Addresses a change in Mac OS X 10.5 relating to temporary files that was causing a loss of images within comic documents being edited over a number of days

    Note: This is a MUST and free update for all users.

    New Enhancements in 1.4:

  • Added brightness, contrast, sharpness, exposure and saturation controls to Image Attributes
  • Ability to save custom page sizes in 'Preferences'
  • Images can now be seen at actual size/1:1 (CMD-0)
  • iPhoto '08 Events are now accessible via the iPhoto library dropdown menu
  • Improved image export quality
  • New Jagged tail option for balloons
  • Balloons now have the ability to be rotated
  • Captions now snap to panel corners when moved in proximity
  • Page size preferences can now be sized with standard measurements (mm, cm, inches)
  • and many more
  • Version 1.4.4 | Release Date: 2009-02-04 | Download

    Fixes an intermittent save issue.

    Version 1.4.4 (v12718) | Release Date: 2009-02-02 | Download

    Bug Fix in 1.4.4:

  • Fixes an intermittent save issue

    Note: This is a free update for all users.

    New Enhancements in 1.4:

  • Added brightness, contrast, sharpness, exposure and saturation controls to Image Attributes
  • Ability to save custom page sizes in 'Preferences'
  • Images can now be seen at actual size/1:1 (CMD-0)
  • iPhoto '08 Events are now accessible via the iPhoto library dropdown menu
  • Improved image export quality
  • New Jagged tail option for balloons
  • Balloons now have the ability to be rotated
  • Captions now snap to panel corners when moved in proximity
  • Page size preferences can now be sized with standard measurements (mm, cm, inches)
  • and many more
  • Version 1.4.3 | Release Date: 2009-01-25 | Download

    Restored compatibility with iPhoto 6 and earlier versions.

    Version 1.4.1 | Release Date: 2008-01-09 | Download
    • Images that are only aliased (not copied) to iPhoto Library now are able to be dragged into a Comic Life document
    • Fixed an issue that was preventing 10.3.9 users from using the "Export to Image(s)" export option
    Version 1.4 | Release Date: 2007-12-06 | Download

    Enhancements

    • Added brightness, contrast, sharpness, exposure and saturation controls to Image Attributes
    • Ability to save custom page sizes in 'Preferences'
    • Images can now be seen at actual size/1:1 (CMD-0)
    • iPhoto '08 Events are now accessible via the iPhoto library dropdown menu
    • Improved image export quality
    • New Jagged tail option for balloons
    • Balloons now have the ability to be rotated
    • Captions now snap to panel corners when moved in proximity
    • Page size preferences can now be sized with standard measurements (mm, cm, inches)
    • Pressing 'Shift' constrains an object's dimensions when resizing
    • The font text size toolbar icons now resizes Lettering
    • The last settings in the Export dialog are now remembered (save directory, image quality, image type)
    • Pressing 'Shift' and clicking on another object adds to a multiple selection
    • More page sizes added to default 'Page Size' menu
    • Page Size menu has been revamped
    • Added 'Export as Fixed Resolution PDF' to the Export menu
    • Improved the quality of vector images displayed for PDF objects
    • iPhoto export now has more options (DPI and file format)
    • After copying, pastes are now offset
    • Now able to duplicate objects (CMD-D)
    • Each bubble in the tail of a thought balloon is now drawn progressively smaller
    • Now easier to see which tail is selected when a balloon has multiple tails
    • Optional integrated mailing list signup function

    Bug fixes

    • Fixed an issue affecting some 10.5 Leopard users where font preferences were lost when reloading comic documents
    • Videos no longer appear in the iPhoto browser
    • Pasted PDF data is no longer rasterized
    • Images without extensions are now accepted
    • When zoomed in, the rollover action appears where expected
    • Gradients now ignore any transparency settings
    • Improved functionality of copying and pasting an image into a multi-imaged panel
    • Several improvements to Undo
    • Fixed several redraw issues pertaining to images, text and balloons
    • Details are again syncing with style changes from the toolbar
    • Several French translation fixes
    Version 1.3.4 | Release Date: 2007-09-19 | Download
    • iPhoto '08 libraries should now display for those users affected
    • Improved stability when using Comic Life
    • Default Stylesheet has been updated to reflect the 'Defaults' in the 'Built-in' stylesheets
    • Improved font and caption compatibility with Windows version
    • Default stylesheet is now "Built-in: plasq-intl" so users can create words with accents without requiring a change in font
    • and other minor fixes
    • Note: This is a free update for all users.
    Version 1.3.3 | Release Date: 2007-04-26 | Download

    Bug Fixes

    • Several performance enhancements
    • Shadows are now drawn on all images, regardless of resolution
    • Greatly improved memory management when printing or exporting large comics
    • Fixed anti-aliasing artifacts that appeared around the edges of some objects
    • Moving an image temporarily out of a panel and back, in a single motion, now retains image sizing
    • The default panel style in new comics no longer includes a shadow
    • Improved Copy and Paste handling between Comic Life documents
    • Improved Undo handling
    • Improved image quality on export
    • Copying a single item is now isolated from overlapping objects
    • Object indicators now preserve 1:1 ratio when zoomed in
    • Activated menu items now show a check mark where applicable
    • Paste Style is now disabled if there is no style data to paste
    • Tab-stops are now preserved in the .comicdoc file format
    • Improvements to panel attributes stepper and default irregular nodes
    • Moving an image temporarily out of a multi-image panel and back, in a single motion, now retains existing panel images
    • Reverting a style no longer causes other elements with the same base style to revert their text to the style default
    • Page-selecting thumb scrollview no longer moves unexpectedly
    • Several German localization improvements
    • The 'Backgrounds' located under Templates now works as intended
    • The balloon attribute label 'TEXT MARGIN' makes a comeback!

    Version 1.3.2 | Release Date: 2007-03-20 | Download

    Bug Fixes

    • OS X Leopard compatibility changes
    • .Mac publishing fixes
    • Balloon Attributes H and V values now sticking as intended
    • Now loads locked Lettering and irregular panels correctly
    • Preserves all manual text modifications after applying a style to a brand new item
    • Whitespace handling in lettering has been improved
    • Certain text formatting in a document now loads correctly
    • Copy and paste handling has been improved
    • Several modifications/additions to Help manual
    • Certain panels when saved as a template now drag in correctly
    • Images are now uniquely named within document to prevent same name collisions

    Version 1.3.1 | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download

    1.3 - Released 10th January, 2006

    New Features/Enhancements
    General

    * Get a visual preview of the available styles
    * Camera is now activated only when Camera tab is selected
    * Email your comic right from Comic Life (support for Apple Mail, Eudora, Entourage and AOL mail)
    * Publish your comic to iWeb
    * Format the text in balloons and captions without needing to double-click and select the text

    Layout

    * Multiple tails per balloon now supported
    * Easily extend balloons by dropping another balloon on top
    * Images auto-sized whenever they're dropped into a panel
    * Rotate panels and captions for more visual interest
    * Uniform resizing technology; means images, lettering and irregular panels all resize in the same way as captions and balloons
    * Multiple images per panel are now supported for easy composition (use Apple/Command modifier key and drag image into panel to enable)

    Keyboard control

    * Photoshop users: export images with shift+alt+command+s
    * Hold down shift to lock dragging vertically or horizontally
    * Press Command+mouse-click to adjust (add to or remove from) selection

    Version 1.2.6 | Release Date: 2006-07-10 | Download
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