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Initial post: Apr 27, 2013 4:54:33 AM PDT
Garry says:
Hi, I bought a series of comic books for kindle for my android tablet, for the most part it's fine, but there are a few double-page spreads where I can't see what's going on. The orientation for the whole document seems to be locked in portrait, which is fine for most of the pages, but when it's a double-page spread, the page is centered with big white gaps at the top and bottom, everything is tiny, and I can't seem to rotate it or zoom in on it to get a better view, so, there's a few pages in the middle of the story I can't read.

Is there an option to enable this somewhere, or is this a feature that's likely to be added in future?

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 6:53:48 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
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Posted on Apr 28, 2013 4:22:07 PM PDT
Garry says:
Yes, I have, that's why I thought I could get a helpful answer here.

The rotation lock isn't on, pinching to zoom doesn't do anything as it's not a PDF, double-tapping to enable virtual panels isn't doing anything either. Those were the only references to zooming in the kindle for android instruction documentation.

So, I take it you mean the answer is no, those features are not supported?

Posted on May 15, 2013 8:12:48 PM PDT
PhilB says:
I would like to know this as well. Fud53's comment is useless and unhelpful.

Posted on May 19, 2013 6:51:28 PM PDT
P. Scott says:
Anyone figure this out? The comics feature on Kindle is about ten times less enjoyable than normal comic-viewing apps.
Stuck in portrait, the spotlight feature is severely lacking.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2013 4:28:38 PM PDT
gilbert says:
I'm about to return some graphic novels I purchased as they are nearly unreadable on the ipad kindle app. I expected something akin to the xcomics app, or at least the ability to zoom and rotate, but this is ridiculous.

I'd prefer to get comics on kindle vs xcomics as its easier for me and they seem to be cheaper, but this is a deal breaker unless sorted out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2013 5:02:14 PM PDT
I haven't tried the comic I bought in my Ipad Kindle app but I have on the Kindle Fire HD. I find it much clumsier to use than any of the usual comic apps but it seems to have all the same features. It's just hard figuring out how to find them when you want them.

I don't read comics much so every time I open one I have to figure it out all over again. But if I spend a couple of minutes playing with it I finally do remember how to use it and it's okay after that.


Posted on Oct 22, 2013 2:33:16 PM PDT
fbarich says:
I just bought and immediately returned my first and only Comic Book purchase from Amazon today. I cannot believe how poor the navigation is since you are forced to read with the native ereader app. Hope they fix this soon. Perfect Viewer for me.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 3:27:16 PM PDT
CatChat says:
I've gotten 2 comics so far for my kindle fire hd 7. double click on a panel will enlarge it and the usual swipe to turn a page will switch it to the next panel. I've had no problem reading the one's I've purchased using those techniques.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 4:44:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2013 4:48:02 AM PDT
fbarich says:
I understand the functionality, but with no Landscape Mode, the comic I purchased was really hard to read even tapping for zoom. I normally use Perfect Viewer to read which allows for a Landscape mode and touch pinch/stretch zoom. I tried opening the comic thru Perfect Viewer but could not find the comic file. Need to dig a bit further on this...

Posted on Nov 9, 2013 10:11:56 PM PST
RDA says:
Being able to go into landscape is a must-have feature. It's really hard for me to enjoyably read comics.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 6:15:43 AM PDT
Has no one figured out how to rotate into landscape mode or pinch and zoom? Is it possible to take the file and install it on another comic viewer? Thanks

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 4:11:50 PM PDT
johnny says:
I really wish I had found this discussion before buying a graphic novel. On my Samsung Galaxy 4 I can not zoom or rotate the image. The cloud reader is not any more helpful. Using my browser to zoom in I can read the text but I can't navigate around the page to bring more of the image into view. Amazon should probably not even sell graphic novels for digital viewing. It's a horrible experience.

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 7:20:37 PM PDT
How do I get a refund on this?? I bought a graphic novel and can't read some of the pages because they are so small. Really disappointed.
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