Mr. Teal

A tiny Windows program for pleasant and enhanced reading and browsing of comics and other images

Screenshot of Mr. Teal program window showing comic
Contents
Latest release
Instructions
Buglist/to-do
Comic packages
Latest release
mr_teal_1.9.1.zip (1.03 MB)

A tool for reading webcomics (or any set of sequential images) with annotation. Current version is 1.9.1. Source available on Github.
Instructions
To install for Windows: download the zip file, extract to a directory, and run mr_teal.exe.

Linux builds coming eventually, but you can make your own with QB64. See qb64.org for more information. (note: due to extensive reliance on Windows shell commands for file acquisition, Linux build will likely have a much reduced feature set and thus not be a priority. Sorry. I make software I can use. Feel free to take it and run with it if you want.)

This file contains only public domain example images. For comic packages, see below.

To add images, copy or move a directory into the program folder. Images will be detected and indexed automatically when loaded from the main menu. Currrently supported formats are PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF.

Drag a folder onto the "mr_teal.exe" icon to copy it and open the program to the main menu. The imported directory will be marked (new).

and arrow keys to navigate.

and arrow keys to scroll image vertically. There are no plans to support horizontal scrolling at this time.

Hold Shift while pressing to resize the window. (also supports dragging the edge of the window with the mouse.

Home resizes the window to fit the current image.

F for Fullscreen (Alt + Enter cycles through different fullscreen modes.)

J to Jump to a specific image number (leave blank to cancel, any input greater than the number of images will jump to the last one.)

A to view Alt text or Annotations.

S makes alt text Show by default.

I to view image Information.

O to keep image information On.

W to Write new alt text for the current image.

Ctrl-C to Copy the alt text for the current image to the clipboard. Ctrl-X instead copies the full file path.

Ctrl-V to Very quickly paste the contents of the clipboard to the current comic's alt text.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: There is no confirmation for overwriting or deleting the alt text. This is for expediting adding alt text en masse. If there's a chance you might lose something important, be sure you have a backup. Default folder is saved in main program directory as default.txt. Delete this file or press L during program operation to clear default. Q to Quit.

Buglist/to-do

Comic packages


Comic packages are hosted off-site due to storage/bandwidth concerns. If any of these downloads is broken please let me know.

To install, unzip into the mr_teal directory. Report any bugs to matthew@brabbin.org or use the contact form.

I am in no way affiliated with any of the comics on this page, I'm just a fan who wants a better reading experience. I don't repost anything that isn't freely available, but if you don't want your images posted here, just let me know and I'll remove them.

I grant full permission to use this program for any purpose, including commercially. If you have a set of comics you'd like to see here, drop me a line.