Manga Studio

Manga Studio EX 4 is the leading digital comics tool, aimed mainly at doing black and white comics.

In version 4 they've added color support, updated the text tool, added more word balloons and changed how they work, added more rulers, a story editor and more.

Smith Micro has taken over the distribution of Manga Studio from e-Frontier.

Application Details:

Version: EX 4.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.5

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What works

All the major things, such as all the tools in the toolbar, the story editor, computones, filters, layers, etc.

What does not

Pen still lags behind mouse Computones installer seems to always say "This is not a Manga Studio material" when installing computones from a folder. You can work around this by copying the contents of the computones cd to your hard drive, then going to Filter>Computones>Tone... then clicking on the white triangle to the right, then select "New Tone Set", then select "Add Tone File Folder" and add the computones folder you just copied.


What was not tested

There are so many options in this software that I might have missed testing some of the more obscure or less-used things.

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Additional Comments

I gave it a silver rating because of the pen lagging behind the mouse, which may or may not be crippling for artists who use this sofware for drawing. Since the rest of the software can do so much more than drawing, if you use some other software for this part of your workflow (e.g. Gimp, Inkscape) as many do, you will still find this software to be quite useful and useable.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20121.5.5Yes Yes NoSilverAndrew Ulrich 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20091.1.20Yes Yes NoGoldDarren Farrugia 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20081.1.10Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 17 20081.1.8Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
15443 Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet lacking pressure sensitivity with Manga Studio EX 3.0 STAGED View

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