The preferences are very important to customize the application to fit your needs.
There are a lot of options that affect the applications behavior or look.
The different sections and their options:
Undo directory is the directory where a couple of undo files are saved. Please
make sure that there is always enough disk space available. Otherwise the undo function does not work properly.
Default Palette You may select a different default palette here.
Create centered Circles... creates circles from their center. That
means you at first set the center of the circle and by moving the mouse you
define the radius.
Activate single Dot Paint Tool... activates the single dot paint
tool after creating a custom brush with one of the brush pickers and after
loading a brush from the brush container. If this option is not selected
the last used paint tool will be switched after creating a brush.
Update Magnify Window when cycling... updates the magnify window
too if you use the gradient cycling and you are running your Windows desktop
with more than 256 colors. For more information see descriptions for theGradient
Coordinate display starts with 1... will make the coordinate display of the
workspace start with 1 instead of 0.
Show Startup tips... Displays useful tips when the application is started.
Show Splash Screen on Startup... Displays the title screen when starting the application.
Display New Project Dialog on Startup... Shows the dialog box to create a
new animation after the application is started.
Check for Updates on Startup... Tries to check for new Versions online and displays a corresponding Information.
Cycle grouped Tools with Main Tool Key Shortcut... Within the tool box there are tool groups behind a single button, e.g. line tools.
If this option is enabled then the keyboard shortcut of the first tool within the group is used to cycle through the tools if pressed multiple times.
Default Zoom... defines the zoom value that is used after the program
Brush scale (%)... Defines the percentage for the brush size change (shortcuts: Shift + '+' / '-'.
Transparency Pattern... lets you choose the two colors used for displaying the transparency checker pattern.
Reset entire settings puts all program settings back to default. You should
restart the application after using this function.
Reset Hints/Questions... when using certain functions special hints and questions appear then can
be set to "don't display again". This setting will reset this flag for alle messages.
Quality (0-100)... selects the compression ratio for JPEG saving. "0"
is least compression, but highest image quality.
Progressive Encoding... decides if the JPEG image is to be saved
with progressive mode.
Interlaced... defines if PNG images are to be saved using an interlaced
The shortcut preferences allow you to customize the keyboard shortcuts
for the most functions.
Shortcuts that don't belong to menu entries can be found under the category
"Other Shortcuts" and its sub-categories. With the "Reset to Default" button
you can reset all shortcuts to the initial defaults.
Define several default project settings that are used when creating a new project.
You can set the application to be automatically open when executing several image
or animation file types.
Related topicsAnimation Control Panel
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