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Old 06-12-2014, 11:16 PM   #211
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The missing rotation submenu has been fixed and the first post has been updated with a new version for new devices. The old 3XX devices all had g-sensors, so the code was never broken for them. In fact, it may only be the 611 with a recent firmware version that has the problem, since no one else has complained.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:23 PM   #212
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A big thank you - works like charm on my new Color Lux. Note that I had to copy the app to /applications rather than /system/bin/applications to make it run.
Many thanks!
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:08 AM   #213
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A big thank you - works like charm on my new Color Lux. Note that I had to copy the app to /applications rather than /system/bin/applications to make it run.
Many thanks!
You need to copy it to /applications and also to /system/bin to cover all possibilities. The copy in /applications is for opening in the Applications tab to look a folders with image files (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF) in them. The copy in /system/bin is for opening CBZ/CBR archives from the Library tab (once you have modified /system/config/extensions.cfg properly).

I'm glad the program is working well for you. Writing a program that works on all of the different models of PocketBook ereaders is a challenge, and one that I often get wrong.

How do you like your new device for viewing images? Is it comfortable to read on? I'm thinking about buying the Inkpad when it comes out to use in place of my 902. These new 8" devices sound very nice, except that they don't have a g-sensor. I will miss that feature, since it makes it so easy to switch between portrait and landscape modes as desired.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:02 AM   #214
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I notice a small bug while reading in landscape.

How to reproduce it:
- open a book
- set orientation to landscape
- set zoom to fit width
- set the step setting to 50
- scroll down (here it's ok)
- turn off and on
- scroll down
the step seems to be relative to the page width beside page height

To get the right step back, I only have to set the step setting in the configuration menu each time I turn it back on or change chapter.

Thank you for your work. Your app is really useful to me.

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:56 PM   #215
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Thanks for the detailed bug report, it made it easy to find the step size problem and fix it. I'm getting ready to release a new version of the program with some new features (more multitouch gestures, quicker cartoon panel navigation, smaller menus on new devices, and margin cropping). Before I release, I need to ask the usual translators to provide translations for some of the new features. When that is done, the new release will have this bug fix, as well.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #216
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The program works flawlessly on the new PocketBook Ultra (aka 650) !
There is just one minor difference : there is no /system/config/ folder, I added the extensions.cfg to /system/profiles/default/config.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:00 PM   #217
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The program works flawlessly on the new PocketBook Ultra (aka 650) !
There is just one minor difference : there is no /system/config/ folder, I added the extensions.cfg to /system/profiles/default/config.
Thanks for letting everyone know about that; PocketBook seem to always change something with each new release. I added a config file for the Ultra and for the Aqua to the device_cfg.zip file attached to the first post in this thread. I recommend installing the config file for your reader since it will allow you to use the Next/Prev buttons for scrolling the screen as well as page turning.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:52 PM   #218
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I finally got around to uploading the new release (version 1.0!). To honour the first version number, I added a margin cropping feature that should work on all devices, old and new. When margin cropping is enabled, a ">||<" icon appears in the toolbar. Defaults for some of the margin cropping parameters can be set in the Configuration menu. I also changed the cartoon panel navigation to jump to the Next/Prev panel that isn't entirely visible in the display already. That should cut down on the number of times the buttons have to be pressed when reading in panel mode. I broke up the main menu into two parts for newer devices since it was too big to fit on the screen in landscape mode. Things that you need to do often are in the first menu, and things you generally only do once are in the second. I also added two new two-fingered gestures. Tap with two fingers to bring up the second menu (the first menu is still brought up with a one-fingered tap). Rotate the screen by dragging two fingers in the direction that you want the images to be aligned from top to bottom. I also fixed the bug to do with the step size not being set to the configured value at start up. The new features and help items have translations supplied by PascalV, seiichiro0185 and dtanis, as usual. The Hungarian translation will hopefully be updated in the future when the translator is made aware of it.

I thought long and hard about what other features it might be good to add to this version, and I wasn't able to think of anything worthwhile. Except for bug fixes, the program may be good enough not to need much more work (knock on wood).
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:49 AM   #219
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:46 AM   #220
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Hello everybody! I'm a owner of Kobo Aura HD that I use for reading comics in CBR or CBZ format. I'm looking for a bigger and colorful solution.
On 6.8" e-ink pearl screen, sometimes I need to zoom to read the comic and I would like to have one page at screen.
I read this thread and the Color Lux seems a good alternative. I wish to ask to the owners of this eReader if the quality is similar of an Aura HD display and how is the performance of reading?

I've read the the panel (E-ink Triton?) offers only 4096 colors. Maybe is better to set the color depth to 12 bit instead of 24? I don't know if it is possible, but would it be a good hint for the developer and a good choice for the readers?

If I'm too much off topic, I'm sorry and I will open a new thread.

Thank you very much
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:42 AM   #221
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I don't have a Colour Lux, so I'll let someone who has one answer whether the quality is adequate. I can say that images are decoded into bitmaps using standard libraries (libjpeg, libpng, libtiff,...), and I don't think any of those support 4+4+4 bit output directly. I'm also not sure that such a bitmap could be displayed properly by the Inkview display library. So, I just stuck with the standard 8+8+8 bit output for RGB images. For grayscale images, you can choose between 4 and 8 bit output, but I don't remember whether 4 bit images were any faster to display than 8 bit. They take up less space in memory, but you have to do bit operations to pull the 4 bit pixel value out of the 8 bit byte value in memory, so the difference in speed doesn't turn out to be very large if you start changing the gamma or contrast or brightness of the images. Finally, the way that colour is produced on an E-Ink display uses up 4 of the grayscale pixels (arranged in a 2x2 array) under the colour filter. So, the resolution of the colour screen is only half of what E-Ink display underneath offers. Thus, none of the colour E-Ink ereaders come close to the resolution of the Aura.
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