News and announcements

ACBF Editor 1.11 is out

Written for Advanced Comic Book Format by Robert Pastierovic on 2017-10-01

ACBF Editor 1.11 is out. It's the first release which makes use of computer vision algorhitms to detect comic book frames and text-bubbles. Changes are:
- added algorithm to detect comic panels (F8/F shortcut in frame editor)
- added algorithm for detecting text bubbles (F7 or T key in frame editor window)
- added numbering of frames/text areas and buttons to allow rearranging them
- fix loading of .GIF files
- added support for .JPEG file extension

ACBF Editor 1.1 and ACBF Viewer for Android 1.14 is out

Written for Advanced Comic Book Format by Robert Pastierovic on 2017-09-10

ACBF Editor 1.1 and ACBF Viewer for Android 1.14 is out. Changes are:

ACBF Viewer for Android:
- added support for letter, audio and thought text-area types
- added Home button to FileChooser dialog to go to default /sdcard/ location
- added file path in open book dialog
- app version is retrieved from android package
- other minor fixes

ACBF Editor:
- added dialog for setting styles/fonts
- using patool library now to extract archives
- added snapping to image border (can be turned on/off in preferences)
- SHIFT + mouse scroll wheel will scroll frames editor window horizontally

ACBF Editor 1.0 and ACBF Viewer 1.09 is out

Written for Advanced Comic Book Format by Robert Pastierovic on 2017-08-25

ACBF Editor 1.0 and ACBF Viewer 1.09 is out. Changes are:

ACBF Editor:
- added support for text-area type and inverted attributes
- <emphasis> and <strong> elements can be inserted to text-area dialog with shortcuts CTRL+E and CTRL+S
- added generation of unique document ID (based on UUID)
- other minor fixes

ACBF Viewer:
- added support for letter, audio and thought text-area types
- other minor fixes

Version 1.1 of ACBF specifications released

Written for Advanced Comic Book Format by Robert Pastierovic on 2017-08-17

Version 1.1 of ACBF specifications was released along with a ACBF Viewer application (ver. 1.08) and ACBF Viewer for Android (ver. 1.12). Changes are:

ACBF Specifications now support several new attributes:
- stylesheet definitions were added (book can contain styles defining different types of fonts for different text-area types and semantics)
- several text-area types were added (formal, sign, heading, letter ...)
- page transition types (fade, blend, scroll_right, scroll_down)
- clickable jump area was added to support "choose your own adventure" type of books
- new activities for authors were specified (Photographer, Editor, Assistant Editor)
- new content-rating attributes was added
- other minor changes were done and in general specs are more consistent now

More information about ACBF specifications can be found at: http://acbf.wikia.com/wiki/ACBF_Specifications

ACBF Viewer:
- comic book library is using SQLite database now
- filename and path is shown for comic books in library
- added option to export library to CSV file
- added support for several text-area attributes in version 1.1 specs added: commentary, code, formal (justified text), sign, heading
- added support for OTF fonts
- several other minor fixes

ACBF Viewer for Android:
- added support for several text-area attributes in version 1.1 specs added: commentary, code, formal (justified text), sign, heading
- added support for OTF fonts
- several other minor fixes

Updated on 2017-08-17.

ACBF Viewer 1.07 is out

Written for Advanced Comic Book Format by Robert Pastierovic on 2017-07-09

ACBF Viewer 1.07 is out. Changes are:
- added image format info and related filter into library
- added header to line library layout
- added option to scale UI for HiDPI displays
- clicking on middle area will exit fullscreen mode (useful for Windows tablets)
- several minor fixes

Updated on 2017-07-09.

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