Canvas Properties Dialog

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This dialog is used to establish the properties of the current main canvas. This dialog is automatically shown when you first start a project or if the SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES environment variable is defined. This dialog allows you to set the following parameters:

  1. Canvas Info:
    • Name
    • Description
  2. Image Size:
    • Width
    • Height
    • X Resolution
    • Y Resolution
    • Physical Width
    • Physical Height
  3. 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.
  4. Locks and Links:
    • Pixel Aspect
    • Pixel Width
    • Pixel Height
    • Image Aspect
    • Image Width
    • Image Height
    • Image Span
  5. Time Info:
    • Frames per second
    • Start Time (seconds)
    • End Time (seconds)
  6. Other:
    • Focus Point

To change these parameters while working on a project, go to the caret menu, select 'edit' and then 'properties'. Alternatively use the keyboard shortcut F8.

Since this dialog caused confusion, even among some very experienced people, here are some unofficial thoughts about image dimensions.