Comix – specifically designed to handle comic books

Comix is a high quality comic book viewer. It reads zip, rar, tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives (often called .cbz, .cbr and .cbt) as well as normal image files.

It is written in Python and has a simple user interface using PyGTK. It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer.

The last release of Comix was back in 2009.

Features include:

  • Fullscreen mode.
  • Double page mode.
  • Fit-to-screen mode.
  • Zooming and scrolling.
  • Rotation and mirroring.
  • Magnification lens.
  • Changeable image scaling quality.
  • Image enhancement.
  • Can read right-to-left to fit manga etc.
  • Caching for faster page flipping.
  • Bookmarks support.
  • Customizable GUI.
  • Archive comments support.
  • Archive converter.
  • Thumbnail browser.
  • Standards compliant.
  • Comic book library.
  • Reads the JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, ICO, XPM and XBM image formats.
  • Reads ZIP and tar archives natively, and RAR archives through the unrar program.
  • Rotate images according to EXIF tags.
  • Available in over 20 different languages including English, Hungarian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and German.

Support: Changelog
Developer: Pontus Ekberg
License: GNU GPL v2


Comix is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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