What are CBR files actually? A file with the CBR file extension is a CDisplay RAR Archived Comic Book file. The best way to open a CBR file is using CDisplayEx. A CBR file is more like a RAR file which can be decompressed by any RAR utility like WinRar or 7-Zip. If you are using iPhone or iPad you could use an app like Comic Zeal Comic Reader that will properly display CBR files.
How to Convert CBR to Other Formats ?
There are 3 basic methods by which you can convert CBR file to another type.
- Open the CBR file in its default program and choose to save the open file as another file format.
- Download and install Calibre, a free eBook conversion tool that supports converting to and from CBR files.
- Use another File Conversion Online Service or Software Program to convert the CBR file to another file format.
How to Convert CBR to PDF ?
This is one specific method of converting CBR to another format. Here the other format happens to be PDF. Though you can apply the above methods to fulfill your requirement, I will mention some different ways to convert CBR & CBZ files to PDF format.
Method 1 : Using freewaregenius.com method.
Step 1: Rename the .CBR or .CBZ file extensions to .ZIP or .RAR.
File extensions are nothing but small 3 to 4 letter names which appear after the dot after each file name. Normally these are not visible with default Windows settings. You need to change settings in Windows Explorer to make these file extensions visible after each file name.
Step 2: Decompress the new file(s) whose extensions were renamed into an archive or folder on your computer.
You can use either the earlier said decompression programs like WinRar or 7Zip or ExtractNow. HaoZip is one another such program, the advantage being that it can decompress CBR or CBZ files without having to rename them.
Step 3: Download ” JPG to PDF ” converter software, which despite its name converts many more formats other than JPG to PDF. Run the program.
Step 4: Browse through the extracted folder or archive (decompressed in #Step 2) until you reach the image files. Now select all the image files using CTRL + A. Then, drag all the files into the JPEGtoPDF software program dialog. If there are any non-image files, the software will simply say that it cannot import those files.
Step 5: In the JPEGtoPDF dialog box, you have options to enter different output path and different output file name. The output file being the converted PDF file. Click “Save PDF“ present at the bottom right hand corner.
That’s it! You’re done! Your CBR file(s) are converted to PDF files.
Method 2 : You can also use IZarc to decompress images and use PrimoPDF to convert the images to PDF files. But be careful to use “tabloid” for paper-size, as if you use “letter”, that will cut the edges of the page off.
You can also use NitroPDF to convert images to PDF. Also you can use “Zipeg” to directly open CBR, CBZ files and use “Fast Stone Image Viewer” to convert those files to PDF.
Fast Stone Image Viewer has an excellent functionality “Create>Multipage-File builder>PDF format” which can be used to convert CBR files to PDF files.
You can also use Comic Rack which has loads of management and tagging tools which can be used to convert CBR and CBZ files to PDF.
Method 3 : CBR to PDF Converter
You can use the following link to download this software which is in beta stage. This rather directly converts your CBR files to PDF. The file size is only 2.1 MB and can be used in XP/Vista/7.
These are some of the ways by which you can convert CBR to PDF in the most plausible manner with ease.
Update : You can also convert CBR to PDF online using this free web service called “Zamzar”. You can visit this website for free online file conversion.
There are basically 4 steps in this online conversion process.
Step 1 : Select files or URL to convert (max. file size upto 100 MB). For bigger file sizes you need to buy the monthly subscription which starts from $7.
Step 2 : You can choose the format “pdf” from the drop-down.
Step 3 : Enter your email address to receive your converted files.
Step 4: Click on the “Convert” button.
Convert CBR to PDF online using Zamzar in 4 easy steps.
This not only converts CBR files, but many other file formats. You can also convert them not only to PDF but other formats also. The following are the file formats you can convert using Zamzar.
cbr to epub (Open eBook File)
cbr to fb2 (FictionBook 2.0 File)
cbr to oeb (Open eBook File)
cbr to lit (Microsoft eBook File)
cbr to lrf (Sony Portable Reader File)
cbr to mobi (Mobipocket eBook)
cbr to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
cbr to pdf (Portable Document Format)
cbr to pdb (Palm Media eBook File)
cbr to pml (eBook File)
cbr to prc (Mobipocket eBook File)
cbr to rb (RocketEdition eBook File)
cbr to tcr (Psion eBook File)
cbr to txt (Text Document)
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