False Alarm! ReLIFE is Safe!

So I wrote that large post yesterday detailing our options with ReLIFE going forward. Thanks to qmanol’s comment found here, I can easily just copy the Comico app’s cache folder to my PC. Slapping the JPG extension onto the file names is all it takes to make the files legible again! Only real downside is that the file names are random and the pages aren’t in the correct order. Doesn’t take too long to scroll through the chapter on my phone and rename the pages to be in order on my PC, it’s just a pain.

Before: Go to Comico website, use Image Downloader to download pages, use Advanced Renamer to bulk slim down the file names.

Now: Load the new chapter in the Comico app, use Solid Explorer to copy the cache folder to a safe location and bulk add the JPG extension, copy to PC and manually rename files.

 

Quality

I was worried that the image quality was going to take a hit, as the images that Comico uses in their app are notably worse than the ones they used on their website. It doesn’t appear that the quality will take that huge of a dip though, which is good news!

Here’s a panel from report 155 comparing the app version to what we would release. You can grab the slider in the middle to switch between the two!

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If you don’t see a difference, I’d recommend you go see your local optometrist and have your eyes checked 🙂 Here’s the same images at 200% zoom though, makes it blatantly obvious:

Comico App Version and the awesome Whiteout Scans Version

Some places to look closely at to see the difference are:

  • The edges of the characters, their hair, and faces have been significantly cleared of JPEG artifacts.
  • The gradient background blends a little better from top to bottom.
  • The SFX appears a bit sharper.

So… China?

Nope, no more Chinese Comico raws. No 8-9 day delayed releases.

So long as I have access to the chapter files this way, and am able to make the quality up to my standard, we will use the app cached images to release on Sundays as usual!

Well, provided Xyros continues to do his translations. He hasn’t replied to my message yet, though I have faith that a few extra table scraps can persuade him!