Comic Life 3 for Mac Release History

3.1 (v31767) – Released 20th May, 2015

Improvements
  • Support for the new ‘Photos’ app (Mac OS X 10.10.3+)
  • Lightroom support added
  • Image resolution control for PDF export via ‘Export to PDF’ menu
  • A Script only document can now be saved as a Template
  • ‘Lettering’ now supports letters with accents/umlauts
  • ‘Zoom > Actual Size’ view is now 1:1 (Mac OS X 10.7+)
  • iPhoto searching now drastically improved (especially) with large photo libraries
  • Opening a user created template, no longer opens the ‘Script Editor’ view
  • The Script is now being printed when selected via ‘Print…’ menu
  • ‘Export to Facebook’ integration now working correctly
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

3.0.8 (v30813) – Released 30th January, 2015

Improvement
  • Fixed bug that forced extension balloons to be the same type as the primary balloon

3.0.7 (v30716) – Released 6th January, 2015

Improvements
  • Fixed crashes when exporting large images
  • Improved quality of document icon thumbnail
  • Fixed problems selecting new fonts
  • Other minor fixes and stability improvements

3.0.6 (v30403) – Released 4th December, 2014

Improvements
  • Major localization update – including new support for Portuguese!
  • Fixed a crash when exporting on Yosemite
  • Fixed a crash when deleting a smart shape
  • Fixed an issue where snap to grid would not always align perfectly
  • Other fixes and stability improvements

3.0.5 (v29752) – Released 10th September, 2014

Improvements
  • Improved handling of images from photo library
  • Eliminated thin lines drawn over the comic at certain zoom levels
  • Improved handling of embedded elements when improving older comics
  • Other fixes and stability improvements

3.0.4 (v27964) – Released 5th March, 2014

Improvements
  • Improved compatibility when opening files created with Comic Life 1
  • Improved reliability when using the media browser
  • Fixed a bug where the app could hang when saving changes while quitting
  • Unfiltered image quality is preserved when exporting to PDF
  • Sub-pixel artifacts eliminated when rendering to bitmap images
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.0.3 (v27630) – Released 22nd January, 2014

Improvements
  • Off page elements are now visible once more
  • Text edits are now undoable
  • Image copy/paste from other apps more reliable
  • And other fixes and stability improvements

3.0.2 (v27542) – Released 11th January, 2014

Improvements
  • iPhoto exporter is available once more
  • Comic Life 1 style outlining effects supported via the “Compact” stroke option
  • Hold “command” key to position a bubble independently of its tail
  • Compatibility improvements to the Old Filters
  • Improved support for Retina MacBook Pros
  • Crash when re-opening documents fixed
  • And other fixes and stability improvements

3.0.1 (v26998) – Released 21st October, 2013

Improvements
  • Fixes a crashing bug when triple-clicking on a text element
  • A locked element remains locked as intended
  • Improved re-selection of image inside locked panel
  • Fixed missing localizations on OS X 10.8+
  • Script Editor can now have traditional Chinese or Japanese text
  • Copying mixed styled objects now pastes correctly
  • Improved Panel Layouts visual legibility
  • Fixed a visual anomaly with balloon tail tips
  • The default template for File > New is now ‘Blank (with Styles)’ which now includes new styles incorporating new stylistic options and filter settings
  • Plus other various bugfixes and stability improvements

3.0 (v26878) – Released 9th October, 2013

Major New Features
  • Integrated script editor with SmartScript™ text processing, including dedicated script templates
  • Instant alpha tool – for quickly knocking out the background of images
  • Balloon variety picker
  • Balloon tail thickness selector
  • Precision balloon tail control including connecting tails
  • 17 advanced parametric image filters, including
  • Rotoscope, Paintoscope, Hatched, Sketched, Smooth, Pen, Retro and more.
  • Find & Replace – great for quickly changing a characters name
  • 191 built-in creative fill options including speedlines, halftones, textures and tiles
  • 11 stroke types from clean lines to scratchy pens
  • 16 page texture overlays
  • 3D lettering option for big, blocky comic titles
  • Smart alignment guides
  • Master page for repeating design elements
  • Two-up page view, including facing pages
  • Opacity controls for balloons
  • (including panels, captions and shapes)
  • Hideable element well
  • Full screen mode (On Mac OS 10.7+)
  • Blur image adjustment
  • Bezier controls for warping lettering
  • Text paste and match style
  • Element grouping
  • Rulers with user-settable guidelines