Distributing Digital Comics

  1. More storage space on their hard drive for your customer, which is absolutely not needed
  2. The computer performance needed to read PDFs this large (in a a dedicated comic reader or just Adobe) is high and files that big cripple older computers/devices and make the reading experience terrible, including zooming and scrolling.
  3. Many folks, including myself, read comics on a tablet and many comic readers that import CBZ/PDF (Panels, in my case) have hard file size limits and break with huge files like this
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  1. A compressed, 150DPI version of an issue, labelled as “low resolution” somehow (usually ~20–30mb)
  2. A higher resolution, 300DPI version of an issue, labelled as “high resolution” somehow (usually ~100–120mb)
  3. A CBZ version of the high resolution copy (usually ~100mb)
  4. The ability to download each of these files independently so I don’t have to download a huge zip of all of them, then delete the ones I don’t want but can just choose to download the “loweres” version for reading on my tablet, for example

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