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On the right half of the Image Setup dialog box is the Import Image section. This section is used to import image files such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png, and .ico files. To import an image file, do the following:
This control will move the origin of the image. Use the arrow buttons to move it left, right, up, or down.
This control will squish or stretch the image in the X or Y direction. Using this control will change the aspect ratio of the image.
Use this control to rotate the image. A positive angle will rotate the image clockwise; a negative angle will rotate it counterclockwise.
Use this control to enlarge or shrink the image.
While manipulating the image, you can click on "Clip Grid Bitmap" and set a clipping rectangle on the sequencing grid using "Shift + Left Mouse Button". Then when you click on "Set Grid Bitmap from Image File", only the pixels within the clipping rectangle will get set.
After you have manipulated the image to the location, angle, and size that you want, click on the "Set Grid Bitmap from Image File" button. This will set the pixels on the sequencing grid to represent the original imported image. At this point you can manually edit the image if you wish. Note that you can set the color controls to the color of a pixel in the sequencing grid by moving the mouse to a pixel and then doing a Shift + Left mouse click. To set a pixel, set the color controls to the color you want and then click on one or more pixels.
After you have the image the way you want it, type in a name in the Image section and click on the "Add" button in the Image section.
For example, if you have 12 CCRs and you are in CCR mode, then you have a grid of 12x50 pixels to work with. However, when you import the image, the grid will become larger and will be 64x50 pixels in size. If you want your image to fit within your 12x50 pixels that you have, then you will need to shrink the imported image and move it to the left so that it will fit within the first 12 columns of pixels. Then you can click on the "Set Grid Bitmap from Image File" button. You can then set the Grid Mode to "Standard", and the sequencing grid will become the standard size of 12x50 pixels.
For example, if you have 12 CCRs and you are in CCR mode, then you have a grid of 12x50 pixels in your actual display. However, when you import the image, the Grid Mode will automatically be set to "Large" and the grid will become large and will be 64x50 pixels in size. Even though your actual lights are only 12x50 pixels in size, you can create a larger image and move the image through your 12x50 pixels. This allows you to display large images on a small grid. To do this, do the following:
Now you want to add an image action that will move the image through your 12x50 pixels, so do the following: