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Craig Sheridan

21 Jun, 2011 10:54 AM

Hey Mabster, nice look and feel to the new comicster, taking a while because it is "different" but worth taking the time.

How can I add cover scans to the details of an issue? I can download but I have clearer sharper images stored on my hard disk.


  1. 1 Posted by Craig Sheridan on 21 Jun, 2011 10:56 AM

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    Sorry I should be more specific. The old version had a way to search the computer. It appears you have to type the address in each time?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by mabster on 21 Jun, 2011 11:05 AM

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    Hey Craig,

    Nothing built in, but you may have given me an idea for a plug-in. What exactly do you want it to do? Prompt for a folder and match issue number "3" to file "3.jpg"?


  3. 3 Posted by Craig Sheridan on 21 Jun, 2011 11:20 AM

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    In the earlier version, there was the "..."button which allowed you to browse for a jpeg or other graphic/picture scan. This was for characters as well. The beauty of it was that the next issue you wanted to add a graphic to, it remembered where you were last time and took you there as a starting point. This was VERY helpful when inputting all of the Darkhawk series or JLA series in one night!!

  4. 4 Posted by Craig Sheridan on 21 Jun, 2011 11:22 AM

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    Probably not match 3 for 3 as most of my scans are downloads from various cover scan sites. Hence they have varying names.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by mabster on 21 Jun, 2011 11:24 AM

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    Oh I see - just a browse button. I thought you were suggesting something much more automated.

    Ok, a browse button I can do. Look for that in the next release.

  6. 6 Posted by Craig Sheridan on 21 Jun, 2011 11:30 AM

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    Thanks, I will look forward to it.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by mabster on 21 Jun, 2011 11:47 AM

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    Yo won't have to look forward for too long - I'm publishing now. :)

    The button won't get keyboard focus, but you can use Alt+B to activate it if you're a keyboard junkie like me. Hope it helps you out some!

  8. 8 Posted by Craig Sheridan on 21 Jun, 2011 10:39 PM

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    having had time to think about where your thoughts originally headed, if it was automated to accept the title of the series, eg Green Lantern and pick up volume (if any) to send you straight to the relevant directory?

    Maybe issue as well (but then you run into multiples eg, Green Lantern no 100 had 3 different covers of which I have all three.)

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by mabster on 21 Jun, 2011 10:45 PM

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    Honestly I never really intended the Image URL to be used to point to a local file - it's just a happy coincidence that it can.

    I reckon if we automated it (with a plug-in), I'd pop up a folder selection dialog, so you'd browse to the "Green Lantern volume 3" folder, which would have one image for each issue number. It'd be a snap then just to match the issues with their corresponding images and populate the cover scans for the entire folder.

    If you had multiples, it might be easier to do what I do in my collection and call them 100, 100A and 100B or something, so each variant has a unique filename.

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