CBR files get their name from the first letters of phrase "Comic Book", accompanied by R, which refers to the compression format it uses (R for RAR).
The main objective of the CBR extension is to make it clear that the file you are manipulating is a comic.
Typically, a CBR file saves the comic pages ordered from first to last in JPG or PNG format.
With a program like 7-Zip, which is 100% free and open source, it is possible to unzip it and be able to access the images directly, although there are also many programs designed exclusively to open CBR files.
Below is a list of programs which can open and work on a CBR file:
Ehon is one of the most used programs. It has the advantage that it also allows you to manage large libraries, making it especially useful for collectors.
Developed for Mac in open source and free software license. It is a powerful and simple tool designed so that you do not want to complicate your life when reading comics.
It is an e-book reader for PC that allows you to open all types of files, including those with the CBR extension. Among the strengths of Icecream Ebook Reader is its design and versatility to organize and order digital libraries of all kinds.
For Android devices, it is a very complete app to open and enjoy CBR files and other extensions.
Below are the direct links to the applications:
If you downloaded a CBR file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open CBR File on iOS device follow steps below:
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