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October 12, 2015

How to Open-Edit-Convert-Make CBR/CBZ Files

How to Create, Open, Edit or Convert CBR-CBZ File

First of all you need to know, what is CBR or CBZ file?

CBR stands for Comic Book RAR (Archive) or Comic Book Reader, where CBZ stands for Comic Book Zipped (Archive). CBR or CBZ file is usually a collection of multiple images compressed in a single archive file.


Different archive formats are:

  • .cb7 = 7z
  • .cba = ACE
  • .cbr  = RAR
  • .cbt  = TAR
  • .cbz  = ZIP

If you're a comic book lover and familiar to the web, I would sure you know somewhat about these two file formats CBR and CBZ.


Difference between CBR and CBZ:

Both are comic Book Archive, The difference is only in compression method. Images compressed in the RAR format are known as CBR files, and on the other hand images compressed in ZIP format called CBZ files.


(1) How to Open and Read CBR or CBZ Files?


There are many file readers which allow you to read CBR/CBZ file formats.
But we recommend CDisplay.

Why?

Among all other readers CDisplay is the best. CDisplay is a free open-source comic book reader program specifically designed for reading comic book archives. And also it is very small in size.

Download CDisplay:

Official Website Link

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(2) How to Create a CBR or CBZ File:


Software's like Win RAR or 7-Zip will be needed to perform this action. Both are easy to find on any ordinary computer. If you don't have, you can download Win RAR or 7-zip from their Official Websites.

Download Win RAR

Download 7-zip


(2.1) Step By Step Guide to Create a CBR File:


Step 1: Install Win RAR .

Step 2: Put all your images in a folder in Sequence.

Images will appear in the CBR file is same to the alphabetical order you arrange in the folder.
To Solve the Wrong Image Sequence Issue, Read this Post:
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Step 3: Right click on the folder and then click on "Add to (your folder name).rar".

Step 4: Compression will start and it will take a few seconds or minutes to complete, depending on the folder size.

Step 5: Now you have a RAR file ready. Change its file extension from (dot)rar to(dot)cbr.

You are done, your CBR file is ready for reading.

Don't know, how to change the extension of a file in Windows?

Read This Guide:

Read:- How to change file Extension in Windows


How to make CBR/CBZ files

(2.2) Step By Step Guide to Create a CBZ File:


Step 1: Install 7-zip.

Step 2: Put all your images in a folder in sequence.

Images will appear in the CBR file is same to the alphabetical order you arrange in the folder.
To Solve the Wrong Image Sequence Issue, Read this Post:
Recommended:- Create CBR CBZ Files and Insert Images in Serial Order


Step 3: Right click on the folder and move courser on 7-zip, then click on "Add to (your folder name).zip" in sub-category.

Step 4: Compression will start and it will take a few seconds or minutes to complete, depending on the folder size.

Step 5: Now you have a ZIP file ready. Change its file extension from (dot)zip to (dot)cbz.


You are done, your CBZ file is ready for reading.


(3) How to Edit a CBR/CBZ File:

It is very easy to edit a CBR/CBZ file. Just right click on it and select open with WinRar or any other zip compressor (or you can simply decompress it). Now you can view all images of CBR/CBZ file easily. You can add-remove images from the file.


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(4) How to Convert CBR/CBZ Files into PDF:


You need a pdf creation tool. Many free PDF creation tool you can find on the web. Download anyone which you want to use.

Step 1: Change your CBR file extension from .cbr to .rar, or the CBZ file extension from (dot)cbz to (dot)zip.

Don't know how?

Read "How to change file Extension in Windows" from the above given link.

Step 2:After changing the file extension, right click on your CBR/CBZ file (now which is RAR/ZIP).

Step 3:Then click on "extract to 'your file name'".

Step 4:Now you have all the image of your CBR/CBZ file in the folder with the same name.

Step 5:Use your pdf creation tool and create pdf file from these images.

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Hope I explained everything clearly and this Guide will help you. If you experience any problem, feel free to ask.

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