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Old 10-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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.cbz and .cbr files on the nook color

What will be the best way to view these on the new nook color. Ideally, ACV will be available in the app store, but until then, what would be the best way to convert them?

Will Calibre have a nook color profile when it launches?
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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This is the thing that may get me to buy the nook color. If there is a comics app and cbz and cbr support I will order one today.
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If B&N is smart, they'll provide support for comics and make deals with publishers. That would be a huge selling point for the Nook Color.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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You should be able to just disable the conversion to black and white in the current Nook profile on Calibre. It's a checkbox under the Comic Input section of the conversion wizard. I'm converting a CBR to color PDF right now to see how well it comes out. ETA: I realize the Nook Color screen is a bit bigger than the Nook Classic's, so it won't be perfect, but it's an option.

Another option might be to just make copies of the comic files and unzip them to individual images, assuming Nook Color has a decent image viewer.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:28 AM   #5
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OK, done. Disabling the B&W conversion seems to work great. Without a zoom function it's going to be hard to read though, unless the lighting in the room is really good. So, while it's an option, it's not likely to be the best one.

Is one of the other device profiles close enough to the screen size of the Nook Color to use? I don't know enough about them off the top of my head.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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I was hoping that the generic tablet profile would work, but it always crashes. I don't mind converting to epub as long as they fill the screen. Any luck converting .cbr/.cbz to pdf? If that were possible, then maybe pinch zoom could be used (hopefully).
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Really? I've done tablet PDFs before and they worked fine for me. It's not that hard to convert a normal PDF outside of Calibre though. You just have to rename the CBZ/CBR extensions to .zip and .rar respectively, unzip them so they're individual images, and then send those images to a PDF printer. There's a more in-depth conversion tutorial here.
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I use ComicRack to manage my digital comic collection and it has a pretty good converter that includes PDF as an option. I've used it in the past and it works really well. My main question is how the NookColor handles the files. I tried out the device today at B&N and noticed that it handles magazines really well, but looking online has shown me that PDF support isn't quite as smooth an experience. Does anyone know what format the magazine come in? Does anyone else have thoughts on the PDF support?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #9
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I use Jomic to convert my .cbz and .cbr files into pdf files. They load perfectly onto the machine and are BEAUTIFUL! The screen really does the books justice.

Seriously, the pdf comic files look amazing on the nook color. It's easy to flip through the pages. You can finger swipe zoom in and out.

I open Jomic, go to the convert choice under file, select all the books I want to convert and select a save location. It batch converts and then I just load them into a folder on the color nook.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
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Calibre's current Nook color profile does not seem to work for cbr -> ePub. The PDF conversion works, however I wasn't terribly impressed, by default it crops/resizes all the images to fit the screen, which defeats the point if we are able to zoom in/out. I'd say try the other tools in this thread.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #11
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Tried it again using ComicRack to make the PDF The results look good, however the 'fit to screen' and 'fit width' buttons seems to be finicky as to when they work, if at all. Three different comics converted, but only one of them seems to re-size properly when used.

It will get you by, but a dedicated reader application would do wonders.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:48 AM   #12
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I've got a Nook Color and I can tell you mad5427 got the recipe right. Use Jomic to batch convert your .cbz and .cbr files to PDF files. Load 'em on the Nook Color and they are gorgeous! You can pinch and zoom to enlarge the pages for easier reading (or just use the zoom in / zoom out buttons), you can use your finger to move pages around on the screen (very smooth movement), you can swipe to go to the next page, you can turn the Nook horizontal to view panoramic panels, there's a button for "fit to screen" and a button for "fit to width" which optimizes panel sizes. Only drawback -- it won't display the actual covers when you import them into your bookshelf, you just get a generic gray box with text. You'd think the ebook reader app would recognize "page 1" of the PDF file as the cover, but it doesn't. There may be a way to fix that, but I haven't figured it out yet.
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thanks for all the info I'm days away from my Nook Color and I need my comic book fix, so I'll try what has been suggested
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #14
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I've got a Nook Color and I can tell you mad5427 got the recipe right. Use Jomic to batch convert your .cbz and .cbr files to PDF files. Load 'em on the Nook Color and they are gorgeous! You can pinch and zoom to enlarge the pages for easier reading (or just use the zoom in / zoom out buttons), you can use your finger to move pages around on the screen (very smooth movement), you can swipe to go to the next page, you can turn the Nook horizontal to view panoramic panels, there's a button for "fit to screen" and a button for "fit to width" which optimizes panel sizes. Only drawback -- it won't display the actual covers when you import them into your bookshelf, you just get a generic gray box with text. You'd think the ebook reader app would recognize "page 1" of the PDF file as the cover, but it doesn't. There may be a way to fix that, but I haven't figured it out yet.
I cant get the jomic web app to launch or the installation process to complete on my win7 laptop. What's the secret? I'm using jjcomic viewer but am interested in jomic given the rave reviews. Thanks!
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If you're rooted, check out ACV (Android Comics Viewer). It reads cbz/cbr directly.
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