Preferences > Import/Export

Import/Export Preferences

Parameter Description

Import Images

Auto Premultiply Import Images by Alpha Channel

Premultiplies the channels with the alpha value of the layer, resulting in an opaque layer. This is helpful when creating layers used by other effects, or in certain compositing situations. Use this option if you are importing a semitransparent image. Deselect this option if you are importing a PSD image.

Ask Before Creating Panels When Using Automatic Insertion

When using the Storyboard > Import Images as Scenes command, if the element you will create upon import does not already exist in your project, you are prompted to create the element.

Ask Before Removing Existing Layer when Using Automatic Insertion

When using the Storyboard > Import Images as Scenes command, if the element you will create upon import does already exist in your project, you are prompted to remove the original element or keep it.

Display Vectorize Option Dialog

Opens the Vectorize Options dialog box when importing bitmap images.
Import Sound

Use Default Sound Import Settings and Do Not Show Dialog

Prevents or allows the opening of the import sound file settings dialog box when importing a sound file. When selected, the settings dialog will not open, and default settings will be used. When deselected, the settings dialog box will open every time, and allow you to adjust settings every time.

Burn-In

Font

Lets you select the font in which you want the timecode to print when using the Export > Movie command. This menu lists all the fonts available on your system.

Position

Sets the position rule of the timecode of your animatic: Top Left, Top Centre, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Centre, Bottom Right.

Colour

By default the timecode will print in black on your animatic. Click the colour swatch to open the Select Colour dialog box and select the colour of your choice.

Draw Box Behind

Places a colour rectangle behind the timecode. This can be useful when you have a colourful or high-contrast animatic and you cannot easily find a font colour that stands out against the images.

Height (%)

Sets the height (in percentage) of the timecode font size.

Print Value

Background Colour

Click the colour swatch and choose a colour from the Select Colour dialog box that opens. This is the colour of the box that appears behind the timecode when the Draw Box Behind Time Code option is selected.

Default Panel Time Code Start Time

Defines the default starting timecode for each panel when selecting the Print Panel Time Code option in the Export Movie dialog box.

Export to Bitmap

Limit Size Allowed for Bitmap Export

Imposes a size limit when exporting bitmaps. When this option is selected, you can define the size limit in the two fields below.

Maximum Width

When the Limit Size Allowed for Bitmap Export option is selected, use this field to set the maximum width (in pixels) the exported image can have.

Maximum Height

When the Limit Size Allowed for Bitmap Export option is selected, use this field to set the maximum height (in pixels) the exported image can have.