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njmac
Jan 18, 2006, 05:33 PM
I got the free trial from http://www.plasq.com. I made one quick comic for my kids and their friends, it's not brilliant but it was really fun. Tight integration with iPhoto too.

kwajaln
Jan 18, 2006, 06:05 PM
I have it and totally love it!!!! Although I haven't used it as I much as I would like to yet. Great first comic, BTW!

njmac
Jan 18, 2006, 07:04 PM
I have it and totally love it!!!! Although I haven't used it as I much as I would like to yet. Great first comic, BTW!


Thanks! Do you have one you can post?

devman
Jan 18, 2006, 09:42 PM
I got it for my kids. It is a fun app and well done. But... it is virtually unusable on their 12" iBooks. The design of the UI consumes a lot of space and so the actual comic section is pretty small and after you drag photos in there, the size of the text in the captions is microscopic. Of course you can get around all this with zoom and scroll, but that greatly detracts from the usability.

Pyrus
Jan 19, 2006, 03:57 AM
Apple are bundling Comic Life with the new Intel Macs.

kiwi-in-uk
Jan 19, 2006, 04:50 AM
It's great.
I use it all the time.
Not only for the comic book appearance but also formatting photo books.

kwajaln
Jan 21, 2006, 05:37 PM
Thanks! Do you have one you can post?
I have one I'll post when I get home this evening, probably around midnight CST.

cgratti
Jan 22, 2006, 02:48 AM
is there a built in feature to get the photos to look like a comic book, or did you use photoshop to get that effect?

kiwi-in-uk
Jan 22, 2006, 03:23 AM
is there a built in feature to get the photos to look like a comic book, or did you use photoshop to get that effect?
It's built in, along with 20 other effects (each can then be customised), speech bubbles, captions, and exclamations (POW!!). They can all be customised. It's a single purpose app but quite complete and good value.

risc
Jan 22, 2006, 03:39 AM
I love this app, I tried the demo a couple of weeks ago and purchased the full version that day. Great fun!

njmac
Jan 22, 2006, 07:54 AM
is there a built in feature to get the photos to look like a comic book, or did you use photoshop to get that effect?

I used the effect "marvelous" to create my comic. It is one of the standard photo effects.

njmac
Jan 22, 2006, 08:09 AM
Here is the same comic with different styles. The top photo is "70's Rag" the 2 left photos are "old Skool" and the bottom right photo is "Acrylic Comic".

kwajaln
Jan 24, 2006, 07:28 AM
Here's a pretty basic one I did a while back . . .

njmac
Jan 24, 2006, 11:55 AM
Here's a pretty basic one I did a while back . . .

That is really cute! :)

discoforce
Jan 26, 2006, 11:30 AM
Absolutely fantastic program! I've started making quick comics of photos people send me, and then sending them back. I'd post one, but my powerbook is in for repairs.

So cool that it's bundled with new macs. :cool:

ibook30
Jan 26, 2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the reviews! I have been considering the software, and with all the positive feedback - I think I'll try it.

jhero
Jan 26, 2006, 07:08 PM
I love it :cool:

TrenchMouth
Jan 27, 2006, 10:43 AM
i used it once, just for the fun of it. not like i really knew what i was doing with it or anything.

this might be NSFW, i dont know, but i dont want anyone to get in trouble.

http://rcmaclean.blogspot.com/2005/10/plays-nice-with-pictures.html

alienex
Feb 3, 2006, 04:49 PM
Is there a way to download an older version of comic life?

jeshepard
Feb 3, 2006, 10:09 PM
Hobbledehoy (http://homepage.mac.com/jeshepard/DomeFilms/Hobbledehoy%20-%20Episode%202.html)