Comic Life for Mac

Comic Life for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    72,854
  • Date Added:
    December 06, 2007
  • File Size:
    72.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    51
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC

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5 stars

"Does exactly what I needed it to do!"

March 18, 2012  |  By PTWOB126

 |  Version: Comic Life 2.2

Pros

Pros: Easy to use
Able to adjust a lot of variables
Very compatible with other Mac Programs
Can export to a lot of different types of files

Cons

Cons: $30 for a very specific use program (but I think I'll use it a lot more in the future...)

Summary

I purchased this app immediately after using it through the trial version. I was doing a video project with Final Cut X and needed an app that could convert a screen shot to a comic book pane. I don't have photo editors loaded on my Mac, so this was one of the only options that was a stand-alone photo to comic converter. It works great and it perfectly accomplished the job I needed. After I finished the video project, I wound up using it for the DVD insert and I can see how it would be easy to do a lot more projects with it, although they might all be similarly themed. No regrets purchasing this.

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4 stars

"Easy enough to be fun"

June 11, 2011  |  By akmet

 |  Version: Comic Life 2.0.4

Pros

Easy, but with plenty of options.

Cons

None found so far

Summary

It a pleasure to find a creative program that lets even novices enjoy enhancing their work. I'm neither a techie nor seriously into graphics, but it's fun to create a collage or add some personality to a picture.

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4 stars

"Great specialty app"

January 30, 2011  |  By minoradjustment

 |  Version: Comic Life 2.0.2

Pros

great type handling

Cons

none for my purposes

Summary

I use it mostly for type manipulation and it serves my purpose perfectly. Good interface.

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5 stars

"So much fun to use and surprise recipients with."

December 17, 2010  |  By caroden_dotmac

 |  Version: Comic Life 2.0.1 (v18900)

Pros

Very easy to use. Fun and easy to add, change and re arrange items on each page.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

Get it, use it, and have tons of fun.

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5 stars

"Been using for over a year. Love it."

August 07, 2010  |  By caroden_dotmac

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.5.3

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

Not that I know of

Summary

For fun and entertainment, this is great. Creating pages to send to friends via e-mail is so easy. Great for printing FACT Sheets.
Hard to beat.

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4 stars

"great product"

June 21, 2010  |  By javieralmeida

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.5.3

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

not many formats to print

Summary

This is a great product, specially to make your own comics.

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4 stars

"Very easy to use. graphics importing is fast and simple"

February 13, 2010  |  By sherman101--2008

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.5.2

Pros

Ease of use. It is a good supplemental program if you use Print Shop to create cards and other documents.

Cons

Some limits on number of templates and extras available

Summary

The software does what it says it does with ease and versatility. A good idea, well executed.

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5 stars

"Does all it says it does."

December 11, 2009  |  By glindsay

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.5.2

Pros

Easy to use. Lots of imaginative starter templates. Drag and Drop or connect to photo databases - easy.

Cons

None, from my point of view.

Summary

This program is entirely intuitive. I don't think I've ever read the instructions. Having lots of templates, caption styles and shape styles, Comic Life makes it quick and easy to construct cartoons, comics and other visual media. I find this application most useful to construct special occasion cards or photo packages to email to family, friends and colleagues.

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5 stars

"It is really good because i used it and it is good!!!!!"

November 18, 2008  |  By coolpunkrockstar

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.4.3

Pros

I think i like this product cuz it is good to use and it is very cool and very animated.

Cons

I dont like that it can only use on mac

Summary

It is quite good i think because it worked prety well and i had a lot of fun using it

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5 stars

"Very good, indeed..."

December 22, 2007  |  By LeoSublimus

 |  Version: Comic Life 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I went back to Comic Life upon a re-installation of Tiger - and it worked properly. There had been, most likely, a conflict with other programs installed to result in erratic enough a behaviour for my earlier comment.
I am actually very satisfied with Comic Life (with a very slight reservation for its relatively strenuous use of processor resources in older computers); even under Leopard this excellent program runs very well, indeed.
I like to apologise to the developers for the abrupt nature of my reference to the program.
All-in-all, an excellent program, and quite singular.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
  • Added brightness, contrast, sharpness, exposure and saturation controls to Image Attributes
  • Ability to save custom page sizes in 'Preferences'
  • Images can now be seen at actual size/1:1 (CMD-0)
  • iPhoto '08 Events are now accessible via the iPhoto library dropdown menu
  • Improved image export quality
  • New Jagged tail option for balloons
  • Balloons now have the ability to be rotated
  • Captions now snap to panel corners when moved in proximity
  • Page size preferences can now be sized with standard measurements (mm, cm, inches)
  • Pressing 'Shift' constrains an object's dimensions when resizing
  • The font text size toolbar icons now resizes Lettering
  • The last settings in the Export dialog are now remembered (save directory, image quality, image type)
  • Pressing 'Shift' and clicking on another object adds to a multiple selection
  • More page sizes added to default 'Page Size' menu
  • Page Size menu has been revamped
  • Added 'Export as Fixed Resolution PDF' to the Export menu
  • Improved the quality of vector images displayed for PDF objects
  • iPhoto export now has more options (DPI and file format)
  • After copying, pastes are now offset
  • Now able to duplicate objects (CMD-D)
  • Each bubble in the tail of a thought balloon is now drawn progressively smaller
  • Now easier to see which tail is selected when a balloon has multiple tails
  • Optional integrated mailing list signup function
  • Fixed an issue affecting some 10.5 Leopard users where font preferences were lost when reloading comic documents
  • Videos no longer appear in the iPhoto browser
  • Pasted PDF data is no longer rasterized
  • Images without extensions are now accepted
  • When zoomed in, the rollover action appears where expected
  • Gradients now ignore any transparency settings
  • Improved functionality of copying and pasting an image into a multi-imaged panel
  • Several improvements to Undo
  • Fixed several redraw issues pertaining to images, text and balloons
  • Details are again syncing with style changes from the toolbar
  • Several French translation fixes
General
Publisher plasq
Publisher web site http://plasq.com/
Release Date December 06, 2007
Date Added December 06, 2007
Version 1.4
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Download Information
    File Size 72.02MB
    File Name comiclife3.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 72,854
    Downloads Last Week 51
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $24.95

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