Export image to file
Graphical images can be saved to image files (PNG, TIF, JPG, BMP, GIF).
Remark: Graphical views can be transferred to other applications as images via the clipboard also.
application setting "clipboard image Save-To-File option" is set to active
(true) then you will be offered an option to save (export) the image into an
image file (PNG, TIF, BMP,
GIF, JPG) - a
file-save-as-dialog will be presented.
When save operation is repeatedly used the index file name will be offered. If the name recently used ends with digits, then
the numeric pattern of same length will be created (Name_0001, _0002 a.s.o.). If the recent name does not end with digits, then
a three digits long index will be offered.
Remark: The meaning of the setting "Clipboard image Save-To-File option" can be reversed while the SHIFT-key is held depressed during a click onto the "Photo button". This means, that if the Save-To-File option is active saving the image to the file will not be offered if the Photo-button is depressed during the SHIFT-Key is held depressed. Opposite is also valid: During the Save-To-File option is not active (set to False) and the Photo-button is clicked while holding the SHIFT-key, the dialog offering saving of the image to a file will be presented in contrast.
Important! Dimensions of the image of a 3D view transferred are not equal to the size of the image visible on the screen!
According to the application wide dimension setting the image will be created at defined size (within "virtual“ window) and transferred thereafter. The size and proportion (aspect ratio) of the image specially created for the file storage can be set within application settings.
The input describes the resulting image dimensions in pixels (image points).
Keep View Aspect Ration - application setting
If proportions of the image visible in the window on screen differ from proportions at which the image shall be transferred (i.e. different ratio of width and height) the resulting image transferred will display differently then that on the screen!.
This results from the binding of scaling of the displayed 3D view to the window height:
This automatic scaling behaviour of the image can be suspended for the image being transferred by the setting „Keep View Aspect Ratio“ – transferred image will be created at one dimensions actually smaller as set in parameter to show at same aspect ration as the view on the screen.