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Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby skellener » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:00 pm

Ever thought of adapating it for Comic Books Conor?

There are a few out there, but your software looks and works so much better, I wonder how much effort it would take to adapt it?

Here are some examples....

Comics 1.5 for OS X
http://www.xidiar.com/comics

Comix-ID
http://www.chaoticreations.com/modules/ ... omixid.htm

Wednesday's
http://www.railheaddesign.com/pages/sof ... slist.html

Just a though. :-)


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Thank you

Postby Conor » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:50 am

Thank you for the examples. Comics has been something we have been thinking about and might add to Bookpedia as a plug-in or make a separate program. we won't be tackling it until CDpedia is released though.
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Postby Dystocia » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:12 pm

A plug-in would be fantastic. Or if someone else out there has created a plug-in (maybe using comics.org), please let me know (benfisher@mac.com).

I would love to use this elegant program for my comics.
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Postby nootilus » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:20 pm

Actually, storing my comic-books in Bookpedia works well and I can't see what use I would have of such app.

My comic-books are stored as format "comicbook". For other things, Bookpedia & I are considering them as books amongst others ;)

That's just my P.o.V.
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Manual or Scanned Comic Book Entries?

Postby egappleby » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:08 am

nootilus wrote:Actually, storing my comic-books in Bookpedia works well and I can't see what use I would have of such app.

My comic-books are stored as format "comicbook". For other things, Bookpedia & I are considering them as books amongst others ;)

That's just my P.o.V.


Nootilus: are you able to pull down the data after scanning with an iSight or are you entering your comic books manually? I've tried Bookpedia and Delicious both, and neither seem to hook into whatever database it is that keeps comic book barcode info. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Postby nootilus » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:33 am

Righto. For books (contrary to DVDs) I enter all and everything by hand. Therefore I store the datas as I want to.
I don't trust datas retriveved from internet, because I've had too much useless "noise", e.g. datas in bad fields, etc... now I've taken the habit to enter datas myself and actually I don't find this slow or boring to do :)
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Postby Dystocia » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:41 pm

Too many comics. Too many other things to do with my time.

A few existing programs allow the user to download comic data from the various comic book online resources ("Comics" for the Mac and "Realms of Wonder" for the PC are both good examples) ... but neither are as elegant as the 'pedia software. (In the case of "Comics" there is an alarmingly odd over-sight of not being able to search your collection by writer or artist. It just makes no sense.)

If someone has a plug-in, I'd be happy to pay for it.
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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Alansmithee » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:09 pm

This would be AWESOME! I have been looking for more than a few years and can't find one. All the software for this really isn't great. Your software does a wonderful job and would be easy to add to book-pedia as a separate section. When I say "easy" I mean someone really really smart to do it. You even would have enough buyers to have it's own pediea. Comics are one of the biggest industry's going right now, with the movies taking so much from them.

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Postby Alansmithee » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:13 pm

nootilus wrote:Righto. For books (contrary to DVDs) I enter all and everything by hand. Therefore I store the datas as I want to.
I don't trust datas retriveved from internet, because I've had too much useless "noise", e.g. datas in bad fields, etc... now I've taken the habit to enter datas myself and actually I don't find this slow or boring to do :)


But if you have a great program (nudge, nudge, Bruji!) then you can edit the data fields to fit. What if the program made could take the data imputed from people and filter it to make it's own database as well? At lease for cover images and basic data, not all the other fields.

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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Conor » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:38 am

Having a more flexible program that can do more for those collecting other items is where we are trying to go. Adding a search plug-in for comics into Bookpedia is something we have experimented with but, like board games in Gamepedia, it's very similar but not enough that we can fit all the data into the existing fields. We would have to use some of the custom fields and we hesitate to do that, since each users uses the custom fields so differently.
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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Alex » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:37 am

I am also a huge fan of comics. Of all the comics software out there, the best one I've found is ComicBookLover:

http://www.bitcartel.com/comicbooklover/index.html

It allows you to read any comics you might have in electronic (.cbz, .cbr) formats, and the window looks a lot like the pedias.

However, it's nowhere near as nice as the pedias, nor does it have their functionality. If you have your comics mostly in electronic format it's a great app. If they are all printed, then I use Bookpedia for that. I have most of them on there and the find window does a pretty good job of finding them on Amazon, etc, however a lot of them I've had to add manually, but it works quite well. Of course, a dedicated pedia might be better :D
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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Alansmithee » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Conor, how about a simple one to start. With title, Cover Art, writer, and so forth. Just the basics using already set fields. You can put a lot in the summery section. As long as you can get acesses to great database, like Grand Comic Book Database and comicbookdb.com, also I know I talked with http://www.comiccollectorlive.com/ and they had posted as long as someone was willing to make the program to work with Mac they would love to have one. Why not ask them and use their database. I also would gladly Beta test something, and see what would be good fields to use.

Just a thought, keep up the great work.

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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Conor » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:04 am

Thank you for the tips. I have written to comic collector live and will be exploring basic options for a plug-in in the next weeks as a starting point. I'll send you a PM when I have something to beta test, thank you for offering.
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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby jango » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:54 pm

Conor,
I would also be more than happy to help out in any way with getting basic comic book support going for bookpedia. Just let me know.
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Re: Comic-BOOKpedia?

Postby Alansmithee » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:42 am

Conner I have posted on CCL site as well.

http://www.comiccollectorlive.com/forum ... &m=322494&

I hope this works. I know that other sites have said the same if they could find someone to programmer it they would use it.

http://www.collectorz.com/comic/

http://www.comicbase.com/comicbase.asp
Those guys at the cons told me in person that they weren't going to build one, but if someone had it they would consider it.

http://www.comicspriceguide.com/default.aspx
How about these guys! They don't have a desktop software, see if you can be their only one!

Just checking in. I know it is harder than "Hey can I use your database" But hopefully they will understand the traffic you can send them....

I will keep my fingers crossed and thank you for trying.

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