Archive for December, 2011

MangAI v1.02a released

December 31st, 2011 6 comments

New to version 1.02a:
-Bug fix: Potential freeze during Manga Scan Model scan analysis
Bug was introduced in v1.02 and allowed for a potential infinite loop during MSM interpretation.
This has been fixed.
-Added more ereader .properties settings profiles
Settings profiles now available for:

  • pc (personal computer or laptop)
  • eeepad (Asus Eee Pad Transformer and Transformer Prime)
  • touchpad (HP TouchPad)
  • xoom2 (Motorola Xoom 2)

Contact me if you would like a settings profile added for your device.
-Better default settings for iPad 1 and 2
Disabled pdf output since cbz is better to read and faster to produce.

Download the latest version from the MangAI project page.

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MangAI v1.02 released

December 28th, 2011 2 comments

New to version 1.02:
-AI improvements to MSM interpretation
Better front and back cover page detection for scans that don’t include “cover” in the filename.
Better handling overspecification of special pages. Overspecification refers to not always treating pages like covers and credits as special since, under certain circumstances, they are better sorted using normal page ordering rules.
Improved MSM sorting, particularly for chapter ordering and special pages.
Better ignoring of version numbers. “v2” meaning “version 2” rather than “volume 2” is a real pita :P
Various other logic improvements.
-Better default settings for Kobo 1 and 2
Thanks to user feedback, the default profiles for kobo1 and kobo2 have been improved. Cbz output is in, epub and pdf are out, and images smaller than the screen size get a white border added to help with centering.
-Auto check for software update
GUI will now automatically check for a new MangAI version once a week. You can still manually check for an update at any time by clicking Help -> Check for Update.

If you are updating from a previous version, you can copy over your old data/mangaigui_jobs.txt file so that you don’t lose your saved jobs. Do not, however, copy over your old data/ file as its contents has changed in v1.02 (it now includes the last date of auto update check).

Download the latest version from the MangAI project page.

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2012 is near, soon will be the end…

December 22nd, 2011 No comments

…of the MangAI launch sale (the world will be fine). Give MangAI a try today and purchase in 2011 to get MangAI at 50% off.

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MangAI v1.01 released

December 6th, 2011 10 comments

New to version 1.01:
-Bug fix: Potential freeze during Manga Scan Model scan analysis
There was a possibility to enter an infinite loop of deciding between different scan interpretations, causing the program to freeze.
This has been fixed.
-New setting: @output_prefix
This prefix is placed before every output publication filename.
Leave blank if you don’t want to use a prefix.

Supported shorthand:
[title] – manga series title specified by user at runtime

If set to “[title]~”, output files will look something like “School_Rumble~School_Rumble_-_v1_c1-10.cbz”.

Setting @comic_zeal_naming has been removed. If you want to use that same naming scheme, set @output_prefix to “[title]~”.
-New Other Operation: Full Organize
Same as Organize, but also interprets/sorts/renames the scans within the organized publications. Scans will be renamed to incrementing 0-padded numbers (000000.jpg, 000001.jpg, etc.) in order of scan interpretation sort.
-Overhauled epub creation code
The old code created invalid epub files. I looked up the latest standards and rewrote the engine. Tested output on my iPad’s iBooks app (which is my only epub reader) and it seems to be correct now. I still don’t like epubs for manga scans since most epub reader software is designed for displaying text rather than full page images; however, I want to keep epub as an output option in case it is the only supported format on your ereader.
-Added more ereader .properties settings profiles
Settings profiles now available for:

  • nookc (Nook Color)
  • nookt (Nook Tablet)
  • kf (Kindle Fire)
  • ipad2 (Apple iPad 2, which is same specs as original iPad)
  • galaxy10 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1)
  • galaxy7.7 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7)
  • galaxy7 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 7)
  • prs-t1 (Sony PRS-T1)
  • sony-s (Sony Tablet S)
  • kobov (Kobo Vox)
  • xoom (Motorola Xoom)

Please contact me if you would like a profile for your ereader added to MangAI.
-AI improvements to MPM and MSM interpretation
Too many things to list.
-Various fixes and improvements
Reorganized .properties settings file to be easier to work with.
Found some small bugs and squashed them flat.

The latest version of MangAI is always the best so be sure to stay updated. Trial license users can update as well as long as they are still within their 30-day trial period.

Grab the latest version from the MangAI project page.

Btw if you are enjoying MangAI, please recommend it to your friends. As an indie dev, I don’t have any money for advertising. In fact, it will be a long time before I see any profit from full licenses since I first have to pay for things like server hosting :P So any help getting the word out is much appreciated.

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