Requires Windows 7
or Windows 8
System Requirements

If you like Comic Life now you'll love what we're bringing you in Comic Life 3. We've been listening to your requests, taking some advice from the pros and adding some shazam! of our own. From the new Script Editor, to the Advanced Filters, Instant Alpha, and all new Editing Controls there are treats in store for everyone.


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Comic Life 2 Comic Life 3
Platform Mac &
Mac &
Mac &
Number of fonts included

Standard: 8

Deluxe: 41

70 74
Includes English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish localizations

Integrated script editor with SmartScript™ text processing, including dedicated script templates

Instant alpha tool - for quickly knocking out the background of images

Balloon variety picker

Balloon tail thickness selector

Precision balloon tail control including connecting tails

17 advanced parametric image filters, including
Rotoscope, Paintoscope, Hatched, Sketched, Smooth, Pen, Retro and more.
Find & replace - great for quickly changing a characters name
191 built-in creative fill options including speedlines, halftones, textures and tiles
11 stroke types from clean lines to scratchy pens
16 page texture overlays
3D lettering option for big, blocky comic titles
Smart alignment guides
Master page for repeating design elements
Two-up page view, including facing pages
Opacity controls for balloons
(including panels, captions and shapes)
Hideable element well
Blur image adjustment
Bezier controls for warping lettering
Text paste and match style
Element grouping
Rulers with user-settable guidelines
Shape line endings: arrows, circles etc.
Full template support
Smart shapes: predefined and freeform shapes
Export to PDF
Integrated Spell Checker
Image Adjustments (Brightness, Exposure, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast)
Advanced page setup with the ability to save custom page sizes
Page size options with choice of standard measurements set in Options [Points (pt), Inches (in), Millimeters (mm) and Centimeters (cm)]
Ability to rotate balloons
Single click on a page element adds the element to the center of the page
Ability to duplicate pages and elements
Captions snap to panel corners when moved in proximity
Pressing 'Shift' constrains an object's dimensions when resizing
Standard image filtering for your photos
Bendable comic lettering text
Webcam image capture
Clippable balloons (inside panels) 
Exports out as an image
Library of pre-made template layouts and styles
Built-in Photos and Explorer image browser


The best way to see the differences is to download the free Comic Life 3 thirty (30) day trial and give the new version a try:

A "Deluxe" version of Comic Life 3 will not be released as Comic Life 3 contains all of the Deluxe extras; additional fonts, styles and templates. 

# Partial Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish localizations. A complete localization will be coming in a future update.