Menu File

The menu file is used to load or save project files, images and animations. Several specialized import/export functions are located here, too. Set up the preferences to configure the software's main options.

New Project

This menu entry allows you to create a new image or animation project and opens a dialog to setup project type, sizes and the number of frames to be created.

Project Settings

Each project can have special settings which can be modified here.

Load Project

Loads a previously saved project. You should save your work as a project file whenever possible because there are a lot of options that can not be stored in a simple image or animation file.

Save Project

Allows you to save the current project under the name you have saved it before without asking you for a filename -> quick save.

Save Project as

Saves the current project to a new file.

Save all modified

Saves all projects that have been modified during the session.

Close Project

Closes the current project.

Load Image

Opens the common dialog for loading files under Windows and enables you to select an image that is to be loaded. Normally only 256 color images are supported for reading. True color images are only supported for certain file types. If such an image is loaded then a dialog appears for automatic color reduction.

Save Image

Allows you to save the current image under the name you have saved it before without asking you for a filename -> quick save.

Save Image as

Opens the common dialog for saving files under Windows and enables you to enter a new filename for the current image and saves it with one of the supported file types.

Load Animation

Opens the common dialog for loading files under Windows and enables you to select an animation that is to be loaded. If a Windows AVI file is loaded the dialog for color quantization appears as described for Load Image.
When loading an AnimStrip image then a special settings dialog may appear if the layout of the AnimStrip is unknown.

Save Animation

Allows you to save the current animation under the name you have saved it before without asking you for a filename -> quick save.

Save Animation as

Opens the common dialog for saving files under Windows and enables you to enter a new filename for the current animation and to save it with one of the supported file types.
When saving an AnimStrip image then a special settings dialog appears. The information for the AnimStrip layout is stored into a second file with the extension "asd". If you copy an AnimStrip bmp file to another location, be sure to copy the asd file too!

Animation (submenu)

Load/append as single Images lets you define a range of single images to create an animation from or to append to the current one.

Append Animation loads an animation and appends it to the last frame of the current animation.

Save as single Images shows a dialog box, where you can save an animation to single image files frame by frame.

Import Image loads an image file into the current frame.

Append Image appends an image file at the end of the animation.

Print

Opens a dialog window to print a range of frames.

Recent Files (submenu)

Contains a list of files that have been used recently.

Preferences

Here you can customize a lot of tools and functions of the application.
The preferences are divided into different sections.

Keyboard Shortcuts..

Set up or modify keyboard shortcuts for application functions in this dialog.

Related topics

Sprite Sheet / AnimStrip settingss
Color Dialog
Layers Primer
Pro Motion Online Help Contents
New Project
Tile Mapping Primer