MComix is a configurable, cross-platform comic and image viewer.
The open-source program is a fork of the old Comix project, and has been under development since 2010.
The core of the viewer is much like any other. Point it at your target files or folders, or drag and drop them onto the MComix window, and image thumbnails appear in a left-hand sidebar.
There’s support for importing all the main image file types, as well as a range of container formats, including CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, LHA and PDF.
MComix offers multiple viewing modes to ensure each image/ page is displayed correctly. It can fit images by height, width, size, “best fit”, optionally stretching small images to fill the screen, or leaving you to zoom in and out manually.
Calling up the “Magnifying Lens” displays a movable floating rectangle with a magnified view of anything underneath, handy for checking fine detail.
You’re able to flip or rotate images, including setting up an “auto rotate” feature with your own rules: “when (height or width) exceeds (width or height), rotate 90 degrees (clockwise or counter-clockwise).”
An “Enhance image” option can tweak the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness of every page. We’ve found this particularly useful when viewing PDFs of faded, very old documents and books.
You’ve able to switch from image-by-image viewing, to double-page, manga or full-screen reading.
A simple bookmark scheme saves the current page and file name for easy recall later.
There’s also a basic library where you’ve able to organise your documents and return to recently-viewed files.
MComix is available for Windows (maybe XP and Vista, definitely 7 and later) and Linux.