Archive for June, 2013

MangAI v1.12 released

June 9th, 2013 7 comments

New to version 1.12:
-Bug fix: Incorrect resize geometry
MangAI was calculating the resize geometry incorrectly, allowing some images to resize larger than the user settings (maximal area using @width or @height but should be using minimal).
Furthermore, adding a border to one of these images would instead remove image outskirts to shrink the image to the target size.
This has been fixed.
-New feature: Ignore folder
Simply add “MANGAI_IGNORE” to a folder’s filename and its contents will not be processed. Useful if you don’t want the latest scans (not in tankobon yet) or extra works (like special releases and fanart) to be processed with the main series.
-New setting: @check_free_space
If enabled, then MangAI will check disk free space before processing.
Estimation of required free space is based on user settings and source size.
If there is not enough free space, you are given a warning and asked if you would like to continue. This is useful since MangAI may quit unexpectedly if it runs out of space while processing.
-New setting: @jpeg_quality
Integer value between 1 and 100, inclusive, of percentage quality of output jpeg images.
100 is highest quality, while 1 is lowest quality. Lower quality should reduce file size but may also decrease readability (lossy compression).
Set to -1 for default quality which is determined per image based on a quick analysis. Average default quality is around 92.
Acceptable values: -1 (for default quality), an integer between 1 and 100 inclusive
-New setting: @sharpen
Sharpening can help increase readability of blurry text.
Integer value between 1 and 100, inclusive, of percentage to sharpen images.
100 is the most sharpening, while 1 is lowest sharpening.
Acceptable values: -1 (to disable), an integer between 1 and 100 to sharpen
New setting: @imagemagick_ops
Warning: FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY! This can freeze, crash, or ruin the output if used incorrectly, and you will not receive any error messages.
Additional operations for ImageMagick to perform on each image.
This allows the user to use ImageMagick convert options not already utilized by MangAI.
Example: -despeckle -level 0%,100%,1.2
See -Specifying Other ImageMagick Ops- in Help->Contents or README.txt for details.
-Added more ereader .properties setting profiles
Settings profiles now available for:

  • koboaurahd (Kobo Aura HD)
  • koboglo (Kobo Glo)
  • kobomini (Kobo Mini)
  • kobotouch (Kobo Touch)

-AI improvements to MPM interpretation
When there are multiple chapter delimiters in a filename, start with best one (i.e. prefer ch to c).
Better handling of special chapter numbering.
-GUI improvements
Double-click to load job from table.
GUI remembers last selected device when creating .properties settings file.
Buttons for Apply and Reload settings should now be easier to read.
-Various fixes and improvements
Fixed description of setting @adjust_contrast. Negative value increases contrast, while positive value decreases contrast.
Fixed warning of unrar program not detected even though 7zip was found.

*phew* That was a big update. A lot of this update was user requested, so thanks to the community for your great feedback!

Download the latest version from the MangAI project page.

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