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tkdguy20 Sep 2016 11:55 a.m. PST

I've been using GIMP to turn photos of my batreps into a comic book, but it's pretty labor intensive. Can someone recommend a program that does it easily?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 12:58 p.m. PST

Most modern word processors are the equivalent of 80's-90's desktop publishers.

With whatever comes with your computer, you should be able to drag and drop pictures on a page, crop, then resize and position fairly easily.

The trick is to zoom out to two page view, add a few blank pages, then manipulate your pictures. Go back later to add captions, etc.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2016 1:53 p.m. PST

Powerpoint would do it too, I find it easier to import/copy-n-paste photos to than Word, which seems to want to do weird things to them sometimes.

tkdguy20 Sep 2016 11:18 p.m. PST

Thanks, guys. I hadn't thought of using a word processor or Powerpoint. I'll give it a try.

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2016 4:33 a.m. PST

There is comic book generator/creator software out there. Makes it real easy. I don't remember the names or which is most popular though.

tkdguy21 Sep 2016 10:49 a.m. PST

I saw a couple for Android, which I don't have.

The nice thing about Photoshop/GIMP is that you can add special effects. You can also save your work as a jpg or png image. But like I said, pretty labor-intensive. Still better than Paint for this sort of stuff.

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 12:19 p.m. PST

could try scribus https://www.scribus.net its open source so free.

Or try Serif PagePlus, there are several cheap disks on ebay.com

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