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Export Layout Window

The Export Layout window lets you export a layout. All the elements must be positioned appropriately. For example, if you plan to include a camera movement in this scene, you should also set this up, as you can export the camera keyframes to generate a clear and complete layout.

You can also create all the layouts for your production in the same Storyboard Pro project which can be imported later on when you start each scene’s project. This will help set up the scene and begin its creation. You can use the layout .psd files to create the background art of each scene and make sure everything is correctly framed and at the right size.

Parameter Description

Destination Path


Lets you specify the location and name of the folder for the exported file.

File Pattern

Lets you set the file name pattern. Leave this field blank to use the default pattern.


File Format

Lets you select an image format to export your layout: Jpeg (*.jpg), Targa (*.tga) or Photoshop (*.psd).

Base Image Size

Lets you set the resolution to be a quarter size, half size or full size of the current storyboard resolution.

Expand Render Area

This option is disabled by default, meaning the layout image will take the complete PSD area, cropped at the very edge of the canvas. You can enable this option to add a transparent area all around the layout. You must setup the size of this area by using the Scale field lower. The resulting image will be larger.

Scale Image Up to Smallest Camera Frame

Sets the size of the transparent border around the layout image. By default the value is set to 100% to export the image as is with no transparent area around it. Increase the percentage value to add the extra around the image to create the border.

Limit Image Size

This option is enabled by default, meaning that when you have a camera zoom movement, the size of the layout image will be adjusted accordingly. The resulting percentage will be calculated following the maximal camera zoom value appearing in the layout. This allows the image to be exported at an appropriate resolution, preventing the layout image from appearing pixelated or blurry when the camera zoom occurs. You can disable this option to export the image layout at the normal size.

Export One Image Per Layer

Exports each layer as a separate image.

Apply Layer Motion to Camera

Combines the layer and camera motion to print the end camera frame at its true position on the layer.

Print Camera Frames

This option is disabled by default. You can enable it to export an additional layer to your .psd file displaying the camera frame on it.

Print a Frame for Each Camera Keyframe

This option is disabled by default, meaning that if you have a camera movement with more than a starting and an ending point, only these positions of the camera frame will appear on the camera layer of the exported layout .psd file. You must enable this option if you need to the in-between keyframes to also be displayed.

Print Camera Labels

Adds the camera position label in the top corner of the camera frames. The camera label is a single alphabet letter determining the order of the camera frame position.

Export Range

Lets you decide if you want to export the entire storyboard, the current scene, or specific shots. You can enter a space between shot names or click Select to open the Scene Picker dialog box. You can select scenes by sequence (if your project contains sequences).

Open folder after export

Opens the folder after export.