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cbrPager: a simple comic book pager for Linux

A no-nonsense, simple to use, small viewer for cbr, cb7 and cbz (comic book archive) files. As it is written in C, the executable is small and fast. It views jpg (or jpeg), gif and png images, and you can zoom in and out.

It's main features are:

  • Simple usage: A navigation bar stays on top of the pages.
  • It works on any RAR-compressed image archive - normally the extension would be .cbr or .cbz, but other extensions work too.
  • Advance/backup pages, and go to the begin and end.
  • Zoom in and zoom out (10% steps) and return to 1:1.
  • It should manage jpeg (jpg), png and gif images.
  • A configuration window permits defining a few slightly more advanced tricks:
  • When advancing go to the top of the next page (or bottom or stay where you are.)
  • Same possibilities when paging backwards.
  • Remember the last directory visited on startup, or always start in a defineable directory.
  • Determine the initial size of the pager.
  • Define where the navigation bar should be and its orientation.

The image is a charcoal sketch I made in recollection of my beloved shepherd Handy.


This program was written with the help of the GIMP toolkit (GTK+), a marvelous piece of work, and uses the gnome-print library to generate Postscript output. Of course, it was developed on Linux, using the gcc compiler suite and the Glade GUI development system. Graphics items were designed using the GIMP itself.

Thanks to SourceForge for the downloading and management services. Get cbrpager at SourceForge.net. Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

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(c) John Coppens ON6JC/LW3HAZ mail