Canvas Properties Dialog

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This Canvas Properties dialog is used to establish the properties of the current main canvas.  If you have defined the SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES {{l|Environment Variables|environment variable}}, then this will automatically be displayed when you start a new project.  To change these parameters while working on a project, go to the {{l|Canvas_Menu_Caret|caret menu}}, select '{{l|Edit Menu|edit}}' and then 'properties'.  Or you can alternatively use the {{l|Keyboard Shortcuts|keyboard shortcut}} F8.
 
This Canvas Properties dialog is used to establish the properties of the current main canvas.  If you have defined the SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES {{l|Environment Variables|environment variable}}, then this will automatically be displayed when you start a new project.  To change these parameters while working on a project, go to the {{l|Canvas_Menu_Caret|caret menu}}, select '{{l|Edit Menu|edit}}' and then 'properties'.  Or you can alternatively use the {{l|Keyboard Shortcuts|keyboard shortcut}} F8.
  
This dialog allows you to set the following parameters:
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In the main dialog you can set:
  
 
#Canvas Info:
 
#Canvas Info:
 
#* Name
 
#* Name
 
#* Description
 
#* Description
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In the '''Image''' tab you can set:
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#Image Size:
 
#Image Size:
 
#* Width
 
#* Width
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#* Top Left (x,y)
 
#* Top Left (x,y)
 
#* Bottom right (x,y) - Those parameters defining the Top Left and Bottom Right canvas corners relatively to the center of the coordinates.
 
#* Bottom right (x,y) - Those parameters defining the Top Left and Bottom Right canvas corners relatively to the center of the coordinates.
#Locks and Links:
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#* Pixel Aspect
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In the '''Time''' tab you can set:
#* Pixel Width
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#* Pixel Height
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#* Image Aspect
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#* Image Width
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#* Image Height
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#* Image Span
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#Time Info:
 
#Time Info:
 
#* Frames per second
 
#* Frames per second
 
#* Start Time (seconds)
 
#* Start Time (seconds)
 
#* End Time (seconds)
 
#* End Time (seconds)
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In the '''Other''' tab you can set:
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#Locks and Links:
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#* Image Width
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#* Image Height
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#* Image Aspect
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#* Image Span
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#* Pixel Width
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#* Pixel Height
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#* Pixel Aspect
 
#Other:
 
#Other:
 
#*Focus Point
 
#*Focus Point

Revision as of 14:41, 19 March 2012


Image:Canvas_properties.png

This Canvas Properties dialog is used to establish the properties of the current main canvas. If you have defined the SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES environment variable, then this will automatically be displayed when you start a new project. To change these parameters while working on a project, go to the caret menu, select 'edit' and then 'properties'. Or you can alternatively use the keyboard shortcut F8.

In the main dialog you can set:

  1. Canvas Info:
    • Name
    • Description

In the Image tab you can set:

  1. Image Size:
    • Width
    • Height
    • X Resolution
    • Y Resolution
    • Physical Width
    • Physical Height
  2. Image Area:
    • Top Left (x,y)
    • Bottom right (x,y) - Those parameters defining the Top Left and Bottom Right canvas corners relatively to the center of the coordinates.

In the Time tab you can set:

Image:Canvas-properties-time.png

  1. Time Info:
    • Frames per second
    • Start Time (seconds)
    • End Time (seconds)

In the Other tab you can set:

Image:Canvas-properties-other.png

  1. Locks and Links:
    • Image Width
    • Image Height
    • Image Aspect
    • Image Span
    • Pixel Width
    • Pixel Height
    • Pixel Aspect
  2. Other:
    • Focus Point


Please note that since this dialog caused confusion, even among some very experienced people, here are some unofficial thoughts about image dimensions.