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MangAI v1.01 released

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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  1. Andrew Mantel
    December 10th, 2011 at 09:41 | #1

    Here’s a great wiki page with an extensive list of available ereaders and their specs:

    Let me know if you would like any of those devices added to MangAI.

  2. Jen
    December 18th, 2011 at 16:41 | #2

    Just wanted to report a couple things – the default properties file for the kobo (1) has MangAI export as epub files – this is fine (and it works) but it’s not as good as .cbz for that device as there is a large footer that displays showing page number and title when viewing an epub book. cbz also has a slight flaw, in the fact that the device will display a black background below the image. I can’t figure out how to turn either of these things off on the device, so could I recommend always having all images export as 600×800 with whitespace added to pad the cropped image?

  3. Andrew Mantel
    December 18th, 2011 at 16:54 | #3

    Thanks for the input. As I only have a Kindle DX and iPad, it’s great to have users report optimal settings for other devices.

    I’ve made the changes you suggested (I also changed them for kobo2 since I bet the kobo software is similar). They will be included in the next update.

    How are pdf’s on kobo? Should I leave pdf output enabled, or is cbz the only way to go?

  4. Jen
    December 18th, 2011 at 22:05 | #4

    Yeah, the PDF output has the same sort of problem as epub – the status bar on the bottom appears, and even worse is that the device changes the size of the image so that it fits inside the (smaller) space than what the image was originally sized at. I recommend disabling PDF entirely.

  5. Andrew Mantel
    December 19th, 2011 at 08:35 | #5

    K, I’ve disabled pdf output for kobo1 and kobo2. Kindles have a similar issue with their pdf viewer. They reserve space at the top and bottom for menu bars, wasting precious manga screen real estate.

    Thanks for the feedback :)

  6. Andrew Mantel
    December 20th, 2011 at 11:28 | #6

    Working on logic improvements now. Also fighting off a cold so work is going slow (good progress, but slow).

  7. Andrew Mantel
    December 23rd, 2011 at 12:05 | #7

    Still working on MSM logic. It’s lots of little stuff like better handling of special pages. Overspecification is tricky… there are certain cases where you don’t want to move a cover or credits page from its current position to the front or end of the publication.

    I hope to have MangAI v1.02 out by the end of the year (health permitting).

    Happy holidays everyone! *<|:-)

  8. Andrew Mantel
    December 26th, 2011 at 15:54 | #8

    Getting close to finishing MSM logic improvements. That should be all I have left on my to-do list. MangAI v1.02 is looking good for a 2011 release.

  9. JJanGo
    December 28th, 2011 at 14:14 | #9


    I have installed, ImageMagicks, run the gui file, made all settings and then RUN

    The output is this at the end:

    ImageMagick home directory:
    Exception in thread “Thread_cmt” java.lang.NullPointerException
    at manga.j.m(Unknown Source)
    at manga.j.a(Unknown Source)
    at manga.ConvertManga.main(Unknown Source)
    at mangaigui.b.run(Unknown Source)

    How can I fix this?

    Thanks! :)

  10. Andrew Mantel
    December 28th, 2011 at 16:16 | #10

    The run window text after “ImageMagick home directory:” shouldn’t be blank, it should point to ImageMagick’s install location.

    Check your settings file for the value of “image_magick_dir”. It should look like one of the following (depending on if you are running Windows, Mac, or Linux):
    image_magick_dir = C:\\Program Files\\ImageMagick-6.7.0-Q16\\
    image_magick_dir = /opt/local/bin/
    image_magick_dir = /usr/bin/
    (Note that the exact ImageMagick version number may be different on your machine)

    Normally MangAI is able to automatically find your ImageMagick install location. If the above value is blank though, you will have to manually specify the location.

    If this does not solve your problem, please send me an email through the Contact page and include:
    1) full copy/paste of the run window with the exception in it
    2) your mangai.properties file