YACReader – read, browse and manage your comic collection

YACReader is a free cross-platform comic reader with support for multiple comic files and image formats. It’s fast and easy to use.

The usual way to read a comic with YACReader is press ‘O’ to open a comic, and then use ‘Space’ and ‘B’ for autoscrolling pages, you can use ‘UP’, ‘DOWN’ or ‘Mouse Wheel’ too, when you reach page limit (top or bottom) next page is loaded automatically, moreover, you can go to next or previous page using ‘RIGTH’ and ‘LEFT’.

Jumping between pages is possible using “Go To…” dialog (‘G’ key) or “Go To Flow” widget (‘S’ key). You don’t have to wait until all pages are loaded to use these functions, because pages are shown as soon as they are ready.

YACReader loads all comic compressed images in memory, when it needs to show one page, only that one is rendered. Since all pages are in memory YACReader uses approximately the same RAM as the comic size, so take care if you want to view huge comics with YACReader (comics larger than your RAM).

The “Go To flow” widget needs to render only the images which will be shown, doing it in a lazy way to reduce memory consumption, in any case, it takes a significant amount of RAM (RAM consumption depends on how many images and how larger are them). So, if you don’t have enough RAM, please, reduce ‘Slide’ size on the ‘Options’ dialog.

YACReader is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Beautiful, customizable and smooth “comic flow” transitions.
  • Double page reading.
  • Supports a wide variety of comic files and image types. rar, zip, cbr, cbz, tar, pdf, 7z and cb7, jpeg, gif, png, tiff and bmp.
  • Image rotation, double page mode, full size view, fullscreen mode, customizable background color, custom page fitting mode, bookmarks, resume reading,
  • Find any page easily and quickly with “go to flow”, a customizable eye candy effect for browsing comic pages.
  • Fully customizable magnifying glass.
  • Image adjustments available in the reading mode. Use the brightness, contrast and gamma sliders and enjoy the new vibrant colors.
  • Organizes your comics and keeps track of your reading progress and your collections’ status.
  • Tags.
  • Page flow: Classic look, stripe look, overlapped stripe look, modern look, and roulette look.
  • Find your comics quickly using the built-in search engine.
  • Use your keyboard or mouse for easy navigation.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Fit width (also adjust to an specific width) and fit height modes.
  • Translator.
  • Option to use hardware acceleration.
  • Quick navigation mode.
  • Option to disable mouse over activation.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS.
  • Internationalization support – translations available for Dutch, French, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Turkish.

Website: www.yacreader.com
Support: FAQ, Forum, Facebook, Twitter
Developer: Luis Ángel San Martín Rodríguez
License: GNU GPL v3


YACReader is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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