Image Comics Integrates its DRM-Free Digital Comics With Dropbox


Sync your digital issues from Image Comics across all your devices using cloud storage service Dropbox.

Image Comics, the publisher of the award winning series Saga and the ever popular The Walking Dead series, offers digital versions of its titles on the Image Digital Comics store. Digital comics from Image are free of DRM, so you can read them on any device that supports a digital comic reader application. Maintaining your library of comics across whatever tablets, smartphones, or computers you use to read comics can get messy, and forgetting to add the latest issue of East of West or Black Science to your iPad can make for a sad morning bus ride. Image Comics has partnered with cloud storage and file sharing service Dropbox to make sure you have access to your latest issues on any device that supports the Dropbox app.

Through the Image website, a new “Save to Dropbox” option is available for all the comics in your collection. Clicking the “Save to Dropbox” button will prompt you to log in to your Dropbox account and let you select a folder to save your comics in. Once saved, you can read the comic in the integrated Dropbox Reader application, or through any digital comics reader you have installed. On the Image website, you can see exactly which issues you have (or haven’t) saved to Dropbox.

Dropbox stores your files, makes them available via the Dropbox website, and synchronizes those files to a folder on each of your devices running Dropbox. The application is available free for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Free mobile applications are available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Kindle Fire. Dropbox accounts begin with 2 GB of storage, but can gain additional storage (up to 16 GB) by referring friends. Pro versions of Dropbox start at $9.99/month for 100 GB of storage.

Image Comics’ integration with Dropbox is an interesting alternative to digital comics storage and organization, and being DRM-free sets it apart from platforms like ComiXology or the iTunes Store.

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Source: Image Comics

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