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We sometimes come across files with extensions ending in ".cbr" or ".cbz" . But what are these files, sometimes used to store comics and mangas?
The CBR (Comic Book RAR) file is a format often used to store and read digital comics and manga.
It's an archive format that contains all the pages of a book in a single file.
To facilitate its exchange on the Internet, pages and images are compressed using the RAR file format to reduce their size in MB (also known as the "weight" of a file).
The CBZ (Comic Book Zip) file is also a digital exchange format for comics and mangas.
As with CBR, all the pages and information in the document are grouped together in a single file.
Pages and images are compressed using the Zip system to reduce their size in MB (also known as the "weight" of a file).
These formats offer a number of advantages over PDF or Epub files:
This file type also has its drawbacks, which are worth noting:
CBR and CBZ files are therefore useful for exchanging and reading digital comics.
**They enable comics fans to store and easily access a wide range of comics, graphic novels and mangas.
Today, it's mainly an exchange format, since book publishers prefer to use EPUB or PDF files, which are easier to protect from copying.**
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