Comic Life 3 for Windows Release History

3.5.21 (v36998) – Released 3rd September, 2022

  • Fixed a bug that caused user interface layout issues in latest Windows OS
  • Fixed an issue with saving the script editor visibility

3.5.20 (v36979) – Released 5th April, 2022

  • Fixed a layout regression with large fonts

3.5.19 (v36965) – Released 4th March, 2022

  • Fixed a bug when aligning extension balloons
  • Fixed a crashing bug when browsing huge image files
  • Fixed an image pasting bug from apps like Paint
  • Fixed a bug where the app could freeze when resizing balloons
  • Fixed a CPU utilization issue
  • Fixed an issue checking for available updates

3.5.18 (v36778) – Released 16th November, 2020

  • Fixed issue when exporting comics to filenames with accented characters
  • Fixed issue when duplicating groups of elements
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.17 (v36700) – Released 27th July, 2020

  • Added line spacing control to Text inspector
  • 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 a text layout issue that would wrap by splitting words when using some fonts
  • Fixed ruler guide dragging issue
  • Fixed element well hidden setting on document re-open
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.15 (v36483) – Released 19th March, 2020

  • Balloon and caption line spacing now adjustable
  • Fixed issue specifying page range when exporting in some localizations
  • Added prompt to check security settings when fonts are unable to be loaded
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.14 (v36359) – Released 17th January, 2020

  • Fixes and improvements

3.5.13 (v36302) – Released 25th November, 2019

  • Added “Preview Compatibility Mode” to Options to address black camera preview issue

3.5.12 (v36290) – Released 15th November, 2019

  • Bug fixes and improvements

3.5.11 (v36265) – Released 31st October, 2019

  • Fixed a random crash on launch
  • Fixed a crash when reordering page from imported comic
  • Fixed a crash in the halftone inspector
  • Corrected ordering of photos in browser
  • Improved snap to grid accuracy
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.5.9 (v35475) – Released 13th September, 2018

  • Template categories are properly sorted once more

3.5.6 (v35018) – Released 14th December, 2017

  • Font handling enhancements

3.5.5 (v34135) – Released 6th February, 2017

  • Image duplication issue with Instant Alpha fixed

3.5.4 (v34081) – Released 1st February, 2017

  • Crash when processing BMP images fixed
  • PDF export compatibility improvements
  • Windows now maximize correctly
  • Performance improvement when using full page halftone fills
  • Menus now correctly sized when using software filtering
  • Windows 10 now correctly identified in Bug and Crash reports
  • “Reveal Image File” now available in context menu when external image is selected
  • Other fixes and improvements

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
  • DirectX 9.0c is no longer part of the install
  • Rafika font issues resolved

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 (v32643) – 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 crashing Explorer bug with networked user directories
  • Grid display is now correctly oriented on landscape pages

3.1.2 (v32215) – Released 5th October, 2015

  • Fixed a crashing bug with video capture and multiple document windows
  • Copy/pasting characters from the Character Map now works
  • User accounts with accented characters now work as expected
  • Page and Styles pane is now restored as expected
  • 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

  • A Script only document can now be saved as a Template
  • Added the ability to scroll up or down when moving pages in the ‘Page Overview’
  • ‘Lettering’ now supports letters with accents/umlauts
  • Opening a user created template, no longer opens the ‘Script Editor’ view
  • The Script is now being printed when selected via ‘Print…’ menu
  • Improved crash reporting on Windows
  • 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
  • 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!
  • JPEG exports now include correct DPI information
  • Missing Japanese characters during registration bug fixed
  • One-time graphics card capability check routine added
  • Added “Zoom to Fit” to the toolbar
  • Check spelling as you type preference is now maintained
  • Custom script tab settings are now restored on open
  • 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

  • Dramatic improvement in app responsiveness
  • Improved compatibility when opening files created with Comic Life 1
  • Fixed a crash when resizing text elements
  • Fixed a bug when copy/pasting text from libreoffice
  • And other fixes and improvements

3.0.3 (v27630) – Released 22nd January, 2014

  • 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
  • Blur image adjustment
  • Bezier controls for warping lettering
  • Text paste and match style
  • Element grouping
  • Rulers with user-settable guidelines