Comic Life 3 for Mac Release History

3.5.23 (v37103) – Released 7th December, 2022

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Restored classic toolbar style and fixed the toolbar customization presentation

3.5.22 (v37078) – Released 17th November, 2022

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Universal binary (Intel and Apple silicon native support)
  • Other fixes

3.5.21 (v36998) – Released 3rd September, 2022

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Fixed a bug that prevented editing lettering text in latest macOS
  • Fixed an issue with saving the script editor visibility

3.5.20 (v36979) – Released 5th April, 2022

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Fixed a layout regression with large fonts

3.5.19 (v36965) – Released 4th March, 2022

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Fixed a bug when aligning extension balloons
  • Fixed a bug where images dragged from Photos are low resolution
  • Fixed a bug where thumbnails are flipped on Monterey
  • Fixed a crashing bug when importing comics
  • Fixed a bug where the app could freeze when resizing balloons

3.5.18 (v36778) – Released 16th November, 2020

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Fixed issue when duplicating groups of elements
  • Trackpad pinch now resizes selected element
  • Big Sur compatible
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.17 (v36700) – Released 27th July, 2020

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Added space above the first page for easier editing
  • Added feature to distribute multiple elements evenly horizontally and vertically
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Bring Forward/Send Backward
  • Restored “Invisi-panel” and “No Frame” styles in Blank (with Styles) template
  • Restored missing help pages
  • Fixed ruler guide dragging issue
  • Fixed a crash or freeze when closing document in Full Screen mode
  • Fixed element well hidden setting on document re-open
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.16 (v36563) – Released 28th April, 2020

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Bug fixes

3.5.15 (v36483) – Released 19th March, 2020

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Dragging from script to page now works again
  • Adjusting size with the Metrics inspector no longer requires units
  • Fixed crash when editing new lettering while also changing styles
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.14 (v36359) – Released 17th January, 2020

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • PDF images are visible once more in the Media Browser
  • Watermark no longer initially appears when editing comics opened from Finder
  • Printing compatibility improvements
  • Other fixes and improvements

3.5.12 (v36290) – Released 15th November, 2019

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Fixed the performance regression with large comics
  • Fixed a crash when dragging from the script editor
  • Fixed a crash when quitting the app

3.5.11 (v36265) – Released 31st October, 2019

Now requires: macOS 10.10.3 or later, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 10.15.1 Catalina compatible
  • Modernized Photo Browser
  • Fixed a crash when reordering page from imported comic
  • Fixed a crash in the halftone inspector
  • Removed Facebook upload option due to lack of support from Facebook
  • Improved performance of comics with PDF images
  • Improved snap to grid accuracy
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.10 (v35511) – Released 3rd October, 2018

  • Removed Flickr integration for user protection

3.5.9 (v35475) – Released 13th September, 2018

  • Fixes cosmetic issues related to the latest MacOS
  • Fixes an image folder scrolling issue
  • Templates categories are properly sorted once more

3.5.8 (v35216) – Released 18th April, 2018

  • Fixes a random crashing bug when working with multiple documents

3.5.7 (v35166) – Released 13th March, 2018

  • Fixes camera frame grabbing with High Sierra
  • PDF images inside PDF exports are no longer rasterized
  • Fixes various cosmetic UI issues with High Sierra

3.5.6 (v35018) – Released 14th December, 2017

  • Fixed a UI issue with the titlebar
  • Fixed a bug when pasting PDF images
  • Fixed a bug when saving some version 1 Comic Life files

3.5.4 (v34081) – Released 1st February, 2017

  • Lightroom integration improvements
  • “Show in Finder” now available in context menu when external image is selected
  • Page Up and Down keys now page through the comic
  • Performance improvement when using full page halftone fills
  • Other fixes and improvements

3.5.3 (v33083) – Released 24th May, 2016

  • Fixed a crashing bug when exporting to Photos

3.5.2 (v32903) – Released 27th April, 2016

  • Selection of images with transparency now works reliably
  • Master page feature is functioning correctly again
  • Sample script English keywords now function in all localizations
  • Performance improvements for large scripts

3.5.1 (v32654) – Released 24th March, 2016

  • Fixed the fill control in the format bar
  • Grouped items can now be freely resized

3.5 (v32604) – Released 21st March, 2016

  • Lots of beautiful new templates
  • New full-color halftone fill option
  • Script text now replaces text in templates
  • And many other improvements and fixes

3.1.3 (v32328) – Released 23rd November, 2015

  • Fixed a text layout bug that appeared with El Capitan
  • Grid display is now correctly oriented on landscape pages

3.1.2 (v32215) – Released 5th October, 2015

  • Fixed a bug occurring with recent Macs that causes some 3.0 filters to fail
  • Improved text layout within thought balloons
  • Significantly reduced app size due to improved asset compression

3.1.1 (v32015) – Released 27th July, 2015

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

3.1 (v31767) – Released 20th May, 2015

  • 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

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

3.0.7 (v30716) – Released 6th January, 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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