||One of the new features
found in PD Pro 4 is 'Load to stored image'.This new function is found
in the Import submenu of the File menu.
an image is not new to Project Dogwaffle. It's been possible
for a long time to store an existing image that was already in the
image buffer. That is done from the Image menu (formerly called the
Buffer menu). It's also recently been possible to use a
stored image directly as a source for the color picker. [see more tutorials]
A stored image resides in memory and is ready to be used in several
Now it's possible to open an image file directly into the stored state.
||When you select the
> Import > Load to stored image...
you're presented with a file selection dialog.
Select the desired image. Click Open.
||PD Pro loads the image
directly into the stored image system. A thumbnail appears, whcih can
be resized. You will also see the color-picker mode in its lower left
This is a quick way to use any image as a color palette
storm cloud courtesy of Klipsi
|The Functions... menu at
the bottom of the stored image thumbnail offers a variety of tools and
ways to use that image. You can paste the image back into the main
image buffer. You can paste it in a centered way too, or scaled to fit
the buffer size. You can also combine it in various modes such as
additive, subtractive etc...
Some options also allow the image to be transfered directly into the
Finally, you can extract individual channels such as red, green or blue
and load them into the image buffer.
There are many ways to use stored images. If you have a bunch of images
which will be used in a composition, it's convenient to load them all
in their respective stored placeholders.
photos courtesy of Klipsi