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 iPad iBooks from W.I.T.C.H.
Nessio
Posted: 22 December 2011 20:41


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I'm new to this forum (although I've been a huuuge W.I.T.C.H. fan since no. 1 came out in Holland) but I was wondering... Has anybody thought of making iBooks out of the witch comics? O:
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MoonCloud217
Posted: 22 December 2011 21:00


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No thanks.


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galistar07water
Posted: 22 December 2011 21:27


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I don't really see any difference between reading the comics on my laptop or on an eBook...I'm still reading from a screen.


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RedRoses
Posted: 31 December 2011 17:01


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Well, I'm currently on my iPod, and I'm telling you, it's terrible slow. Yes, I can read comics, And I'm even reading fanfics via my iPod, but I like the bigger screen size of my laptop.


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kathy025
Posted: 31 December 2011 17:25


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QUOTE (Nessio @ 23 December 2011 03:41)
I'm new to this forum (although I've been a huuuge W.I.T.C.H. fan since no. 1 came out in Holland) but I was wondering... Has anybody thought of making iBooks out of the witch comics? O:

That's actually not a bad idea, but it will take a lot of work. Scanners now can easily output scans to PDF format though. Guess that's more possible than making an ePUB, but still a lot of work and time.
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Nessio
Posted: 8 January 2012 20:24


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Yeah... I guess it'll be a lot of work... But I thought of it because my mum bought an iPad, so if there are people with one they could read it in the train/bus or something... But I guess It'll be indeed a looot of work and I would have to ask permission from the scanning/translating people to use the files etc. ;D
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MoonCloud217
Posted: 9 January 2012 11:24


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Get a smartphone wink.gif it loads perfectly for me. But then again it all depends on your internet Service provider, too, wether or not the online scans will load quickly.


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RedRoses
Posted: 9 January 2012 16:34


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I allready have a fine working phone, and I'm saving for my drivers license. I also use wifi, so that may be the thing, because it's not working that good in different rooms. But I'd rather read them on my laptop, because the size of the screen. wink.gif


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Nessio
Posted: 12 January 2012 18:49


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@MoonCloud I've got an iPhone and I've tried to read comics several times but I don't like it because the screen is too small... So I prefer to read them on my laptop, but when my mum bought her iPad I thought of it because then you would be able to skip pages instead of scrolling through it.

I'm not a real iPad fan myself, but it could me convienent and maybe fun for people who have an iPad wink.gif + I'm really a books/comics lover so I enjoy to sit on the couch with something of the size of a book/mazagine in my hands... And since W.I.T.C.H. stopped in Holland several years ago.....
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MoonCloud217
Posted: 12 January 2012 23:37


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Well get a better iPhone then laugh.gif I dunno,
I dont have an iPad, maybe if it will become more common than laptops we can adapt to it.
But for now it's too early, I think.


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RedRoses
Posted: 13 January 2012 15:45


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My dad wants an iPad, but he is planning to use it for work. biggrin.gif


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LoopyLor
Posted: 18 January 2012 16:49


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I like the ipad, but I can't see myself reading witch on it. I prefer a bigger screen to view comics, either that, or have a paper comic in my hands.
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kathy025
Posted: 2 June 2012 14:28


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QUOTE (Nessio @ 9 January 2012 03:24)
Yeah... I guess it'll be a lot of work... But I thought of it because my mum bought an iPad, so if there are people with one they could read it in the train/bus or something... But I guess It'll be indeed a looot of work and I would have to ask permission from the scanning/translating people to use the files etc. ;D

There was a member earlier who was offering to make a reader application. I think it's fine to use the files for personal reasons, as long as we don't redistribute them and jeopardize the website due to copyright infringement.

Having eBook issues is actually not a bad idea now (preferably in PDF for universal support) since readers and tablet PCs are becoming more of a household item due to much affordable prices.

Below is a manga (Japanese comics) I downloaded as JPEG images (like the W.i.t.c.h. scans here) which I converted to a single PDF file to create a digital eBook volume:

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The 9.7-inch screen of the iPad actually makes a very fine eBook reader. It is big enough for casual reading compared to the smaller 7-inch tablets. You can easily pinch-in/out for zoom and you flick the page as you would an actual comic book. You can have tons of issues with you and read in the dark for those long boring flights or car rides. If and all, being an eBook reader is actually one of the iPad's good functions.

Since I'm taking up W.i.t.c.h. again, I actually plan on converting issues 75 onwards to PDF issues which I can read in my own convenience. Should take me two days to convert everything if I'm not lazy. tongue.gif
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Shiwin
Posted: 2 June 2012 15:07


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I read my comics on my brother's iPad, it's not much different than reading it on paper. All you need to do is to download a comic book application to your iPad (I use ComicFlow, because it's free and fast) and import your comic book scans to that application (using iTunes). Though your scans have to be .cbr files, you can find them on torrent sites like isoHunt.

I have all of the scans up until the 9th saga, I can send them to you if you want smile.gif and I'm sorry I'm terrible at explaining things unsure.gif

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AizMayune
Posted: 2 June 2012 15:44


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Lucky people having iPads.

Since I only have an iPod touch, I doubt I'll do the same since, well, if I can/want to, I have to freaking zoom in the picture and read it! laugh.gif
And I'm pretty much glued in to my computer because I can reach more than my iPod would do. But if I want issues in my iPod touch, I guess I'll give them a ride.

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kathy025
Posted: 2 June 2012 16:54


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@Shiwi:
Thanks though I'm quite looking forward to creating the PDFs myself. smile.gif

@AizMayune:
I won my iPad2 at my company's Christmas raffle last year. It was the major prize. laugh.gif

Since the iPad3 release, iPad2 has dropped its market price. Nice time to buy it these days. You should be able to get a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad2 for around PHP 16,000.00 (approx. USD 370.00). And there's always Kindle and the cheaper Android tablets for your picking.

And yes, as much as I adore my Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, smartphones are NOT advisable e-readers. For quick browsing maybe, but for your actual reader? Nope.

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AizMayune
Posted: 3 June 2012 02:25


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Holy cow! You must be really lucky to get it as your prize. wink.gif
Well, for me to ask for an iPad, I need to have a cellphone first because it could be pretty important when I enter college this year.
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kathy025
Posted: 3 June 2012 03:58


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Haha yeah, my officemates were like "Unfair! You don't even like Apple!!" laugh.gif

But now, I do and I adore my iPad2. Became a useful tool for work and now for school again.
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AizMayune
Posted: 3 June 2012 04:20


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Haha... Must be pretty ironic for it to happen. xd_smiley.gif
Then again, you deserve that prize. biggrin.gif
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kathy025
Posted: 3 June 2012 07:27


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Converted Issue 75 in a matter of seconds! Here's how it looks on the iPad:

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Pretty sweet. biggrin.gif

Check out a sample preview below (first 6 pages only) of the PDF issue:

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Now you can enjoy the issues anywhere and offline with your laptop or any portable reader. Saves bandwidth for MoonClood too. The whole PDF is only 17MB.

I could easily upload the PDFs I've made for everyone, but since redistributing in any form is prohibited, I might write a tutorial on how to convert the scans to PDF issues so you can make them yourselves and enjoy for personal use. cool.gif
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AizMayune
Posted: 3 June 2012 07:39


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Cool. I can see the dialogues from that distance. I wish I could DL the issues, but HDD space is an important factor for me.
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kathy025
Posted: 3 June 2012 08:28


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The PDFs are actually very small at 17-20MB per issue. Heck, you can grab a cheapo 4GB flashdrive at CD-R King for a few hundred pesos. tongue.gif

Converting the first half of the New Power Saga... I'm quite excited to read them again... wills.gif
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AizMayune
Posted: 3 June 2012 11:43


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Haha, well, I only have 2GB and I already filled it with my NDS games since it's eating my HDD xd_smiley.gif
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Magix
Posted: 3 June 2012 12:05


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After reading this thread, I decided to use my Grandma's iPad to see what it looks like when you read a W.I.T.C.H. comic on it.
I think it's fine to read it by going onto the website and waiting for it to load, and scrolling down isn't a problem either, so I don't think there would be any need to make them into iBooks when it still works to read them online smile.gif


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kathy025
Posted: 3 June 2012 13:59


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@AizMayune:
Come here little one, I'll buy you a flashdrive. biggrin.gif

@Magix:
The PDF comics look superb on the iPad screen (and laptop/PC screens). Main point of eBooks is actually having access OFFLINE. Since some people are always on the move, do not have a fast connection, and also serves as a gesture to save bandwidth for others. Take note viewing online eats bandwidth and Photobucket has further decreased their limit. Most visitors of this website are mainly kids/students so I doubt donations are that strong.

If you have a portable e-reader within your reach and you know how to use it, it's by leaps a better reading experience and not very different than having the actual comic itself, compared to reading online, waiting for every image to load, and scrolling all the time. tongue.gif

But I would go against taking the iPad away from your grandma. laugh.gif

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