Advanced Comic Book Format Wiki

This tutorial shows ho to create comic book panels/frames definitions in ACBF Editor.

Adding New Panels[]

After you open comic book archive (e.g. CBZ file), you can find an icon in top toolbar which will take you to Frames/Text-Layers Editor window.

On the left side you'll find comic book pages which are included in this archive.

Coverpage is listed separately as well as directory structure is shown in case the images are split in multiple directories inside the comic book archive.

Bottom side of the screen contains the list of frames/text-areas which have been defined for currently selected page.

The rest of the screen contains image of particular page in your comic book. This area is used to draw polygons which define a frame/panel or a text-area.

Video below shows how to create frames/panels definitions step by step (switch to HD resolution and watch the videos full screen to see it properly).


ACBF - Creating panels

Hints (press F1 to see Help window with shortcuts)[]

  • To enclose a rectangle, instead of clicking on the first point in the sequence, you may hit Enter key which will do the same
  • To cancel currently drawn rectangle press ESC
  • To draw straight (horizontal/vertical) lines hold down the CTRL key while drawing

Removing Panels[]

If you want to remove panel which was already created click on the minus button next to it.

Saving and Viewing[]

When you're done with creating the frames/panels, close frames/text-layers editor window and hit the save button on the main screen to save the comic book archive. You can now open your comic book in ACBF Viewer or ACBF Viewer for Android and try panel by panel viewing.