View Full Version : ePubizator -V1.0.0- for photo albums and cbz/cbr conversions to ePub


Komenor
01-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Hello,

A description page is available here (http://fabien.legiret.free.fr/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=251).
A new revision of the program ePubizator (V1.0.0) is available here (http://fabien.legiret.free.fr/download.php?lng=fr).

V1.0.0 02/03/2009 :

Remove the "Quit" option from the File menu
Move of the progress bar to the left.
Alow disabling of change width or/and height or/and rotation for group manipulation.
The default theme is "default" in place of "clam"
Multilingual
Move the "Delete" button in the preview box
Alow to resize the licence window
Change to "tablelist 4.11" compatible with Vista
Change the multi-selection mode
Memorize the last opened directory
Add a confirmation box when saving a project in case of overwrite
Licence box : new tab "Greetings"
Disabled icons added in toolbar for Mac OS compatibility

Beta-2 28/01/2009 :

Use local zip, unzip and unrar (included in the package)
Support of cbr files
Add extarnal program licence informations
Show the name of the current project in the window top bar
Show the amount of page when an epz is opened
Logo and icon for the windows
Add of the Option menu
Log box
Allow the individual or group change of width, height and rotation of the output
Parameter box
Output profiles
Show the images in the original size in the preview box (with scrollbars)
Does no more use ImageMagick (replaced by Pixane)
Multiplateform : Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Beta-1 01/01/2009 :

Created for the Mobileread forum.

Komenor
03-01-2009, 09:14 AM
New version Beta 2 available, please see the first post.

Over
03-01-2009, 10:04 AM
It looks interesting! I'll try it later. Thanks :)

Komenor
03-02-2009, 11:05 AM
It looks interesting! I'll try it later. Thanks :)
Thank you very much for your reply.
Since the first revision of ePubizator, I asked to myself that there was a lack of interest for this tool considering the amount of reply.

Anyway, I will continue to improve it :rolleyes:

I just received a message from a colleague who have a Mac OS X machine.
He tested the program and told to me that it is working.
I have some cosmetic modification to do to improve it under this platform.

The main goals of the next revision are :

- Multilingual
- Some fonctions to improve
- Correct the bugs that first users will found (it will be easy because no-one use it currently :D)

Kirtai
03-02-2009, 03:00 PM
I've been looking for a tool to handle comics like this for a while, especially the ability to put multiple comics in one file with a seperate TOC entry for each one.

I look forward to trying it out :)

Vaseline
03-02-2009, 08:30 PM
I've been looking for a tool to handle comics like this for a while, especially the ability to put multiple comics in one file with a seperate TOC entry for each one.

I look forward to trying it out :)

Ditto. Can't believe I haven't spotted this sooner, been looking for something like this for ages! Hope I can get it to work :) Thanks

dschill
03-03-2009, 12:26 AM
will check it out thanks! http://photosnag.com/img/3045/y09w0131xdtc/82(2).gif

Komenor
03-03-2009, 02:45 PM
I've been looking for a tool to handle comics like this for a while, especially the ability to put multiple comics in one file with a seperate TOC entry for each one.
Yes, you can do that very easily with this tool :)
But with a unique TOC for the file where you can indicate the beginning of each story.

I am happy to see that some people are interested :thanks:

If you try it, please don't hesitate to give to me your impressions, bug report and wishes.
Currently, I know that there are some difficulties to select multiple pages for changing their properties at once.
I am working on this problem, amongst other things... ;)

douglasamcintosh
04-20-2009, 01:27 PM
Very nice. Look forward to trying this out. Anyway to decrease the file size for example by changing the images to greyscale? Or would that not reuce the size much.

DaleDe
04-20-2009, 02:55 PM
Very nice. Look forward to trying this out. Anyway to decrease the file size for example by changing the images to greyscale? Or would that not reuce the size much.

Greyscale JPG is quite small for the image size. Similar reducing GIF to 4 bit grayscale (I would not recommend less) makes sense.

Dale

Komenor
04-21-2009, 11:52 AM
Very nice. Look forward to trying this out. Anyway to decrease the file size for example by changing the images to greyscale? Or would that not reuce the size much.
I tried to reduce the amount of colors or to change the image to grayscale, but I saw some problems :
In gray scale mode, the eBook reader give a bad image. For example, the image converter of the PRS 505 give a very good result from color to grayscale. But it try also to convert grayscale as it was color and the result is not nice.
(I don't know what is the equivalent of french word "tramage" in english :smack:).
I didn't find the good compromise and the good tool to add in my program for this purpose.On small image like 600x800, the profit is not so big for the jpg (if the original scan is not in true color 24 bits). That's why the program propose to resize the pages to decrease the size of the final file.
Changing to grayscale takes more time of calculation than reducing the resolution.I told to myself that, in few month, the standard eBook reader will be in color so...Finally, I decided that it was more important to finish a working revision of the program than to find a better solution for color reduction.Looking at the amount of interested persons for this program, perhaps that this choice was not so bad :chinscratch::rofl:

DaleDe
04-21-2009, 01:00 PM
I tried to reduce the amount of colors or to change the image to grayscale, but I saw some problems :
In gray scale mode, the eBook reader give a bad image. For example, the image converter of the PRS 505 give a very good result from color to grayscale. But it try also to convert grayscale as it was color and the result is not nice.
(I don't know what is the equivalent of french word "tramage" in english :smack:).
I didn't find the good compromise and the good tool to add in my program for this purpose.On small image like 600x800, the profit is not so big for the jpg (if the original scan is not in true color 24 bits). That's why the program propose to resize the pages to decrease the size of the final file.
Changing to grayscale takes more time of calculation than reducing the resolution.I told to myself that, in few month, the standard eBook reader will be in color so...Finally, I decided that it was more important to finish a working revision of the program than to find a better solution for color reduction.Looking at the amount of interested persons for this program, perhaps that this choice was not so bad :chinscratch::rofl:

Obviously the tool you used to convert to grayscale was inferior to the internal tool. This means you used the wrong tool. I use IrfanView, a free download, and first reduce the colors and then convert to gray scale. It works very well.

Komenor
04-21-2009, 01:49 PM
Obviously the tool you used to convert to grayscale was inferior to the internal tool. This means you used the wrong tool. I use IrfanView, a free download, and first reduce the colors and then convert to gray scale. It works very well.IrfanView is not cross-plateform and does not propose library for programing picture tools. At the beginning, I used ImageMagick, then GraphicsMagick, but I had problems to include them in an embeded application with the language that I am using (I want a program who does not need to install something else).

Kirtai
04-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Looking at the amount of interested persons for this program, perhaps that this choice was not so bad :chinscratch::rofl:
I wouldn't worry about that, your tool is both specialised and ahead of its time.

Ereaders are currently quite poor at displaying western style comics (and even manga can be difficult). Once readers with better displays appear, I expect to see much more interest in your program :)

BTW, is it written in Tcl/Tk? It's been a long time since I saw one of those.

dpierron
04-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Interesting program, merci beaucoup !

I'd like to suggest something : preload the chapter names with the name of the files (when importing a folder), preferably with an user option to allow for some transformations...

A bientôt,
David

dpierron
04-22-2009, 12:10 PM
Just a quick bug report : I tried to create an ePub from a .cbz file which had an accented letter in its filename (Les inédits de Gotlib) and I typed the same name (with the accented letter). The generated ePub file was reported as bad by Adobe Digital Editions, and when I renamed the .cbz file sans the accented letter, and regenerated the ePub file, it worked...

Komenor
04-23-2009, 11:20 AM
BTW, is it written in Tcl/Tk? It's been a long time since I saw one of those.Yes, this language had a big progression since those lasts years, I like it ! ;)
Interesting program, merci beaucoup !

I'd like to suggest something : preload the chapter names with the name of the files (when importing a folder), preferably with an user option to allow for some transformations...

A bientôt,
DavidThank you, David.
Yes, It's an idea : give to the first page the name of the file.
I will add that to my Open Point List. :thumbsup:

Komenor
04-23-2009, 11:27 AM
Just a quick bug report : I tried to create an ePub from a .cbz file which had an accented letter in its filename (Les inédits de Gotlib) and I typed the same name (with the accented letter). The generated ePub file was reported as bad by Adobe Digital Editions, and when I renamed the .cbz file sans the accented letter, and regenerated the ePub file, it worked...:chinscratch:Yes, I decided to not use Tidy to filter the files (to reduce the third party programs and the size of the application).
That's why the accentued characters are not converted with the correct sequence for XHTML.
I will add this point too in my OPL ;)
But I don't think that it cause a problem on the PRS-505 (in fact, I have not tried this point)

droople
03-21-2010, 02:25 AM
Hi Komenor

I'm trying to convert some png file into epub format.

the original file size is 587*754, and I set the pages as 600*800, after the convertion, I found that the file size became 618*824, and can not be displayed fully on my ereader.

I'm not sure if it's a bug?

Cheers

Komenor
03-26-2010, 12:41 PM
Hi Komenor

I'm trying to convert some png file into epub format.

the original file size is 587*754, and I set the pages as 600*800, after the convertion, I found that the file size became 618*824, and can not be displayed fully on my ereader.

I'm not sure if it's a bug?

Cheers
Hello droople,
Your problem is strange to me, can you give a link of a sample picture, I will try to reproduce the problem.
Unfortunately I would not be at home this evening nor tomorrow and can't give an answer before Sunday.
But I will try to look as soon as possible.

droople
03-26-2010, 07:16 PM
Hello droople,
Your problem is strange to me, can you give a link of a sample picture, I will try to reproduce the problem.
Unfortunately I would not be at home this evening nor tomorrow and can't give an answer before Sunday.
But I will try to look as soon as possible.

Thank you Komenor

Please find the attached sample picture and sample epub.

Komenor
03-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Hello,

Sorry for this late answer, but I have just looked at the problem.
You are right, the resulting file is not correct !
I will try to find the reason.

Thank you for the feedback.

droople
03-30-2010, 05:06 AM
Hello,

Sorry for this late answer, but I have just looked at the problem.
You are right, the resulting file is not correct !
I will try to find the reason.

Thank you for the feedback.

Thank you for the testing~~~:thanks: