Chapter 5: Importing Images

Images can come in many different file formats. Some formats are able to preserve transparency or transparent layers. Toon Boom Studio supports the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PICT, SGI, BMP, PNG, PSD, TIFF, TGA, MacPaint, QuickTime, and FlashPix.

To import bitmaps:

1. Select File > Import File.

The Open browser opens.

2. Browse for your bitmap image file and click Open.

The Import Options dialog box opens.

3. In the Import Options dialog box, set the Image Import Option:
Fit Image to Camera Width
By default this option is enabled, meaning that your image is resized to fit the width of the camera frame. You can disable this option to import the image at its original size.

4. Click OK.

You can also select a bitmap file directly from your operating system browser and drag it in the Camera, Drawing, Top, Side, Timeline or Exposure Sheet view.