CDisplay Ex 1.10.29

webfork on 14 Sep 2016

Note: this program's portability and status as freeware is under review. Proceed with caution.

CDisplay Ex is an image viewer optimized for displaying comics. Includes a minimalistic interface with a wide variety of view options including rotation, slideshow, resizing, thumbnails, smooth scrolling, and more. The program aims for fluid and comfortable reading on even slow computers. Includes a color filter to improve the look of older comics and customizable keyboard shortcuts.

The program aims to be an updated version of the defunct CDisplay and supports most standard image types including JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP. Many archive formats can be viewed without extraction including CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, RAR, ZIP, TAR, 7Z, LZH, ARJ, CAB, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, PDF, DJVU, etc.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: cdisplayex.db
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move files from {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch cdisplayex.exe
Note: If you have issues running the program, you may need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
Similar/alternative apps: HoneyView3, ComicsViewer
What's new?
  • Vibrance color correction.
  • PDF: Fixed some incompatibilities with various file formats.
  • PDF: Fixed Anti-Aliased Fonts.
  • Updated Webp v4.1.
  • translation: Vietnamese


24 comments on CDisplay Ex  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2009-01-02 17:57

you can also remove the following files from the .ZIP file:
- CDispShell.dll
- regthumbs.bat
- unregthumbs.bat

Tip: Press "W" after launching cdisplayex.exe to switch to windowed mode.

freakazoid 2009-01-02 17:58

also forgot to say you can delete the "OooDemo.cbz" file as well!

fsr 2009-01-03 11:51

What's the point of releasing an abandoned project ? This release dates from Sep 02 2006. Much better is ComicRack, still being developed. You can also use it as portable, just install it and copy the installation folder to USB drive. The downside is that you need .net framework to run program, and it's a bit memory hungry... but it's the more complete cbr/cbz reader I'm aware of.

avoidz 2009-01-03 17:46

@fsr - Well it sounds from your post that CDisplay is still a valid app to use: no .NET needed, faster and uses less resources. Just because another is newer, doesn't mean it's necessarily better.

fsr 2009-01-04 07:34

@avoidz - Well if you're in the memory business, my recommendation would be Gonvisor or Comical, also with no .net requirement (but I'm not sure if portable version is available); Comical is one of my favorites, the quality of display levels CDisplay and ComicRack with a smaller footprint, but dual page support is not good. I must confess that I don't like neither CDisplay or CDisplayEx, and I use ComicRack because it's a all-in-one solution; it features a complete viewer bundled with a simple image editor and a handy library (a must for me). With exception of .net, there's no noticeable disavantage of ComicRack over CDisplay or CDisplayEx in terms of speed or memory, and ComicRack behaviour can be tweaked at will. It works for me. I'm not interested in the dinossaurs anymore.

freakazoid 2009-01-05 21:33

i came across another CBR reader called CoView:

it's smaller and it's portable in the truest sense since it doesn't save any settings! give it a shot.

MrStonky 2009-02-07 17:53

I've been using CDisplay for years and it has a few things that niggle (like very limited page buffering). I tried ComicRack and found it overly complex. Yes, it has lots of useful options but it also has some important ones missing! I want to be able to decide whether scrolling too far down a page forces you on to the next page! And that annoying library thing that I can't switch off! Aarrgghh! Back to old dinosaur CDisplay for me....

Photonboy 2009-03-22 21:35

CDisplay v1.8 is the best.

I've used all the others current up to 23 March 2009. I love the custom height control so all comics display the same regardless of scan size.

BUFFERING. You need to choose the currect buffer size. Choose "3" pages and "0" files. I can see NO lag between page loads this way.

You should also choose "cycle around page" for "Mouse Wheel Action."

Does EXACTLY what I want. Naysayers probably haven't tweaked it correctly. Use in conjunction with "Comic Collectorz."

(other: I've used "ComicRack", but I'd much prefer to simply see the first page in Windows Explorer when somebody makes a good Vista app. Comic Collectorz + launch link to CDisplay would be perfect for me.)

drpager 2009-04-11 09:25

I'm using CDisplay for reading for years. Tried almost every new thing, but they either are too complex, or lack some functions i've used to. I stumbled recently upon the CDisplayEx, and my jaw hit floor when i saw subtitle option in demo comic.
And no help files. Two questions:
1) Does anybody knows what would i have to read (learn) to make translation file for some of my comics?
2) Is it possible that author didn't make option for viewing of double-size pages? I mean, i can see whole picture but text is too small to read in most of the cases...
thanks anyway

Zangetsu 2010-05-11 17:46

I agree with most of the thing said by Phatonboy.
First of all it is very easy to use and the custom height control is the best setting to adjust text font. Also it doesn't need a library if you clasify(putting them in folders) and name your manga files, all you need to do is Shift+L. Jump to page and other movement keys are also very usable. So for me it is the best.

ChemZ 2011-06-02 20:30

If you don't need PDF or DJVU support, you can delete "pdf.dll" and "libdjvulibre.dll".

Saves 3.8megs


D. Strout 2011-06-03 15:37

I downloaded CDisplayEx and tried to extract the .EXE with 7-Zip. Failing that, I tried Universal Extractor as suggested, but no luck there either. I'm wondering if the file might be corrupted? Anyone have an MD5 sum of the real thing? Could it be due to the fact that v1.8 uses a new installer?


ChemZ 2011-06-03 16:07

Universal Extractor worked for me, have you updated to InnoUnp v0.36?


D. Strout 2011-06-03 16:29

Hey, that worked, thanks for the tip!


Midas 2012-05-30 13:24

After deleting the files enumerated by freakazoid, my CDisplayEX folder is 8.62MB (uncompressed)...


Emka 2013-12-16 14:26

v1.9.16 out with an extra x64 build, still portable?


nickles 2014-07-03 14:28

I cannot uniextract with Can anyone confirm this?


phedlund 2014-10-24 17:17

The installer will install TROVI malware and search protect, YES i did check the custom installation (3 times) and un-selected any additional programs but that didn't stop it from installing the above mentions packages.


webfork 2014-10-31 22:21

phedlund: did you read the extract instructions? There's no step where you run the installer.


Loonier 2014-12-07 06:19

CDisplay Ex 1.10.29 exe extraction, both 32 bit & 64 bit, fail with Universal Extractor 1.6.1 (LupoPenSuite) with innoup 0.40: Error (Exception) "The source file is corrupted" at address 00474682. Redownloaded CDisplay Ex, same result.


Loonier 2014-12-08 05:40

The 'next most recent' version I could locate (1.10.17 - x32 & x64) extracted OK...


joby_toss 2014-12-08 06:44

@Loonier: please see the forum topic for additional info.


Midas 2014-12-08 12:35

... especially ...

I'm now convinced the newly found CDisplay Ex innounp extract fail is definitely an adware countermeasure -- please find an alternative viewer if you can...


Checker 2015-06-06 17:07

CDisplay Ex is on v1.10.30, but uniextraction fails (with innounp 0.42).


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