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Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.2.4: Fixed a “list index out of bounds” error

May 11th, 2020

Fixed:

  • “List index out of bounds” error when viewing / modifying TPB entries

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.2.3: New features and fixes

April 28th, 2020

New:

  • “Collection Status” field can now be used as a folder field
  • “Storage Box” field has been added to the Add from Core Quick Fill pop up

Fixed:

  • Update All Values from GoCollect did not work anymore (on large collections)
  • Problems using the Add Comics screen Pull List tab
  • Resources/Handles related error when Adding or Updating from Core
  • Series “have/want” summaries erroneously included comics from ALL sub-collections

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.2.2: Fixed some Access Violations

April 20th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Fixed several issues with AutoSync that could cause Access Violation errors

Comic Collector (macOS)

v20.1 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

April 14th, 2020

Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

We have made several structural changes to the CLZ Cloud syncing, making it much much faster than before, especially when syncing large amounts of entries up to the CLZ Cloud or down from the CLZ Cloud.

To enjoy the faster syncing, you need to use the actual Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.
(The Auto-Syncing in the background is also slightly faster now, but if you need to sync many entries up or down, please use the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.)

Fixed:

  • Link to Core: changing the search criteria could crash the program
  • Add screen: changed the “already in collection” font color in dark skin to be more readable
  • Add screen: Now allows multiple barcode matches
  • Main screen: The “Rating” column could not be moved to a different place
  • Improved cover scaling for syncing

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

March 23rd, 2020

Faster CLZ Cloud syncing!

We have made several structural changes to the CLZ Cloud syncing, making it much much faster than before, especially when syncing large amounts of entries up to the CLZ Cloud or down from the CLZ Cloud.

To enjoy the faster syncing, you need to use the actual Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.
(The Auto-Syncing in the background is also slightly faster now, but if you need to sync many entries up or down, please use the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen.)

Improved stability when using Auto-Syncing

At the same time, we have resolved several issues with the Auto-Syncing in the background, problems that could cause Access Violations in some situation. So this 20.2 version should provide a more stable experience too.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.1: Easily add and report comics with “unrecognized barcodes”

March 11th, 2020

Another big update for your Comic Collector software for Windows. With this version 20.1, we’re introducing two improvements to the “Add Comics by barcode” feature.

Easily add and report comics with “unrecognized barcodes”

In general, our CLZ Core online comic database gives you excellent results on your barcode searches. However, it can always happen that you scan a comic’s barcode and it comes up as “unrecognized”, meaning that the barcode is not listed in our CLZ Core yet.

In today’s update, we have added a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen, that serves two purposes. It lets you:

  1. Easily add the comic to your database anyway
  2. Report the barcode as missing, so that we can add it to our Core ASAP

Just fill in the following fields:

  • Series
  • Issue No and Variant
  • Variant Description
  • Cover Year and Month

and hit Add Issue at the bottom.

BTW: please make sure that you scanned the FULL barcode before reporting it as missing!

Let’s work together to get all comic barcodes added to the CLZ Core!

Barcode search now supports multiple results

For older comics (1970 to 1990 era), publishers sometimes re-used barcodes on different issues in the same series. The Comic Collector software has never supported that situation well, it would just returned ONE of those issue.

However, with more and more barcodes for older comics now being added, we have updated the barcode search engine to fully support this situation. When searching for a barcode that was used for multiple issues, the program will now give you all matching results, for you to choose from.


Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.0.4: Fixed a DPI issue in Statistics and more

February 6th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Some statistics weren’t shown correctly on screens with higher DPI settings.
  • Setting to display series with their sortnames wasn’t remembered correctly.
  • Edit Multiple: The lock checkbox wasn’t remembered correctly.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.0.3 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing

February 5th, 2020

In this update a re-design of the Tag editing interface and faster and more stable cloud syncing through our brand-new dedicated Sync-server.

Edit Comic: improved interface for adding/editing Tags

In version 20, we changed the user interface for adding/editing Tags to a checkbox list. Of course, we did so thinking we were improving this, making it easier for you all. Instead of having to type in the box, just checkbox from your existing tag list, quick and easy 🙂

Boy, were we wrong here. After the v20 release, we received complaint after complaint about this change. Most users were very upset about not being able to copy/paste tags in anymore, others criticized having to scroll through long tag lists to find the ones they want, yet others, found it way too difficult to add new tags (some even missing the possibility) and finally some even reported it as a serious database corruption that they now suddenly saw all tags in all their comics (which was of course not the case).

Anyway, to cut a long story short, we made a big boo-boo there :-).
Our sincerest apologies!

So in today’s v20.0.3, we have again re-designed the tag adding/editing interface, to take away all complaints, to resolve all problems. We are convinced that with the new design, we are giving you the best of both worlds:

  • Clear overview of which tags are currently set.
  • Easy adding of existing tags, using the Add Tags popup screen, which lets you:
    • Find existing tags using a search box,
    • Checkbox tags to add them.
    • Even lets you checkbox multiple tags in one go.
  • The big “paste-box” is back for easily adding multiple tags by copy/pasting.

Now uses our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

Previously one big server was handling the Connect website, the CLZ Cloud website AND the CLZ Cloud syncing from the desktop programs and the mobile apps.
But this week we have set up a brand-new dedicated Sync-server to handle just the CLZ Cloud syncing.

In today’s update, Comic Collector has been updated to sync through this new server, which should result in faster syncing and a more stable syncing experience during high load times (weekends).

Fixed:

  • Solved several different “Access Violation” errors.
  • Statistics: Changed colors of statistics screen for Light Skin.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v20.0.4 Now syncs through our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

February 4th, 2020

Now uses our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

Previously one big server was handling the Connect website, the CLZ Cloud website AND the CLZ Cloud syncing from the desktop programs and the mobile apps.
But this week we have set up a brand-new dedicated Sync-server to handle just the CLZ Cloud syncing.

In today’s update, Comic Collector has been updated to sync through this new server, which should result in faster syncing and a more stable syncing experience during high load times (weekends).

Fixed:

  • For some users, the database conversion of version 20.0.3 caused the loss of data in their User Defined Fields. This problem has been resolved now.

    If you lost UDF data, please contact us so that we can help you get the data back.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v20.0.3: Custom cover sync problem fixed and more

January 14th, 2020

This update fixes an issue with the sync where it would always re-upload the custom front/back covers if such a comic had any change at all. This resulted in many unneeded re-uploads of custom front/back covers.

Important: After updating to this version:

  • the program will run a process to index your custom covers
  • all comics with custom front/back covers will re-upload

Both processes might take a while!

Fixed:

  • Custom front/back covers were re-uploaded too often
  • Quick Search: using arrow buttons and clicking results wasn’t working correctly

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.0.2: Made folder counters always visible and some fixes

January 8th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Folder counters weren’t always visible
  • Grade couldn’t be set to N/A for single comics
  • Template could show a random “a” near the Value Details
  • Updated the about screen
  • Updated the installer image

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 7th, 2020

We are one week into 2020, so it’s time for Comic Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

Read more


Comic Collector (macOS)

v20.0.2: Small fix build

December 17th, 2019

A couple of fixes today for Comic Collector macOS:

Fixed:

  • Last Modified date wasn’t set correctly when updating values from GoCollect
  • Printing a list while in dark mode would print a black page

Comic Collector (macOS)

v20: Dark Mode support!

December 4th, 2019

The year “twenty-twenty is coming up, so here’s Comic Collector v20 for macOS!

In this release we added support for the macOS Dark/Light Mode.

Read more


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.2: Now fully macOS Catalina compatible!

October 9th, 2019

As you probably know, macOS Catalina (version 10.15) was released earlier this week.
In Catalina, Apple has made two major changes, that will affect all software that you run on your Mac:

  • All programs you use need to be 64-bit. No more support for 32-bit applications!
  • All programs you download outside the App Store need to be notarized (=approved) by Apple.

Of course, our Comic Collector software has been a 64-bit application since version 18.1 (April 2018). And this week, we got it approved and notarized by Apple too!

So today, we released Comic Collector 19.2, 64-bit and notarized, so fully Catalina compatible!


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.5: Bug fix for syncing user plots

September 17th, 2019

We found an issue with syncing user plots: they didn’t sync correctly. All fixed and good to go now!


Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.4: Lots of small fixes

August 29th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Issue with syncing notes from CLZ Cloud to Comic Collector
  • Several issues with syncing covers up/down
  • Some of the new value fields were missing from the older Detail Panel templates
  • Link Screen could pop-up when it shouldn’t
  • Quick Search (search as you type) ignored special characters
  • Export/Import XML didn’t correctly work with all the new value fields

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.4: Small fix build

August 20th, 2019

Fixed

  • Edit Multiple Comics would set the collection status to “In Collection” for all comics edited.
  • Drag/Drop of cover image files in the Edit Screen ignored the “Just link to dropped file” setting.

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.3: Updating values didn’t always initiate

August 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Updating values from GoCollect didn’t always start if you had unlinked comics
  • The “Lock Value” padlock icon wasn’t showing on older macOS versions.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Collection Totals screen
  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
  • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background
  • Link items screen size and position is now remembered between sessions

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.2: Fixed an issue with updating values

August 14th, 2019

Fixed:

  • When downloading values in some cases it could empty out previously filled in value information

Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.1.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!

August 13th, 2019

Yes here it is, the BIG ONE!
The biggest and most important Comic Collector update since years, maybe even since its’ launch in 2002.
With today’s 19.1 update, Comic Collector for macOS will finally give you automatic comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide:

  • Automatic “slabbed & graded” values from GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
  • Lots of new value-related fields:
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
  • More fields now sync to/from CLZ Cloud:
    New syncing fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language. Also, all new value-related fields immediately sync with CLZ Cloud / Comic Connect.

Read more


Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.3: Fixed an issue with too many sync changes

August 7th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Updating values from GoCollect could trigger too many sync changes
  • GoCollect block and Signer field was missing from some of the older templates
  • Some of the new value fields could not be printed/exported
  • Add from Core with a set Grade would not always fill in the GoCollect value even if it was available
  • Various translation fixes

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.2: Improvement to condition conversion

August 2nd, 2019

Improved conversion from 19.2 to 19.3

  • Even more Condition formats are now recognized by the conversion from 19.2 to 19.3 to get your condition information transfered into the new Grade field.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v19.3.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!

August 1st, 2019

Yes here it is, the BIG ONE!
The biggest and most important Comic Collector update since years, maybe even since its’ launch in 2002.
With today’s 19.3 update, Comic Collector will finally give you automatic comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide:

  • Get comic values from Core, powered by GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
  • Lots of new value-related fields:
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
  • More fields now sync to/from CLZ Cloud:
    New syncing fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language. Also, all new value-related fields immediately sync with CLZ Cloud / Comic Connect.

Read more


Comic Collector (macOS)

v19.0.5: Fixed: Drag & drop images from webbrowser

May 16th, 2019

We got rid of some bugs today, check it out:

Fixed:

  • Drag & drop of images from a webbrowser was broken
  • Grouping on “My Rating” didn’t work sometimes
  • Some year entries weren’t set correctly
  • Removing entries from the Link screen was not possible with keyboard
  • Edit in List behaviour modified for dropdown field types

Recent changes

v20.2.4: Fixed a “list index out of bounds” error May 11th, 2020 v20.2.3: New features and fixes April 28th, 2020 v20.2.2: Fixed some Access Violations April 20th, 2020 v20.1 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! April 14th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 23rd, 2020 v20.1: Easily add and report comics with “unrecognized barcodes” March 11th, 2020 v20.0.4: Fixed a DPI issue in Statistics and more February 6th, 2020 v20.0.3 Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 5th, 2020 v20.0.4 Now syncs through our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server February 4th, 2020 v20.0.3: Custom cover sync problem fixed and more January 14th, 2020 v20.0.2: Made folder counters always visible and some fixes January 8th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 7th, 2020 v20.0.2: Small fix build December 17th, 2019 v20: Dark Mode support! December 4th, 2019 v19.2: Now fully macOS Catalina compatible! October 9th, 2019 v19.1.5: Bug fix for syncing user plots September 17th, 2019 v19.3.4: Lots of small fixes August 29th, 2019 v19.1.4: Small fix build August 20th, 2019 v19.1.3: Updating values didn’t always initiate August 15th, 2019 v19.1.2: Fixed an issue with updating values August 14th, 2019 v19.1.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect! August 13th, 2019 v19.3.3: Fixed an issue with too many sync changes August 7th, 2019 v19.3.2: Improvement to condition conversion August 2nd, 2019 v19.3.1: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect! August 1st, 2019 v19.0.5: Fixed: Drag & drop images from webbrowser May 16th, 2019