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How to change the application's default options 
Before exporting the button picture files, you should check your preferences such as graphic format, compression quality, destination folder for the exported picture files and which state of the button to export: these settings are accessible through the following menu item: 
 
that will display the following dialog box; click over the image in order to be taken to every available setting explanation: 
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Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
Display options during export
If checked, during 3D button's export operations will display the Export dialog box
 
Export to file format
The graphical format that will be used to store the button images on disk.
 
Opaque PNG
The export will be performed using the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format.
 
JPEG
The export will be performed using the JPEG (JPG) format.
 
BMP
The export will be performed using the Windows Bitmap (BMP) format.
 
Opaque GIF
The export will be performed using the GIF format.
 
Transparent GIF
The export will be performed using the GIF format with transparency support.
 
Transparent PNG
The export will be performed using the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format with transparency support.
 
 
Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
JPEG export options
Options related to the use of JPEG format: this area is disabled when an export format different from JPEG is selected.
 
Compression bar and percentage value
Compression quality applied to the exported images.
 
Low quality / High compression
When the compression quality bar value is near this side, the final quality of the image will be less good but the final file size will be smaller.
 
High quality / Low compression
When the compression quality bar value is near this side, the final quality of the image better but the final size file will be bigger.
 
 
Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
GIF export options
Options related to the use of GIF format: this area is disabled when an export format different from GIF or Transparent GIF is selected.
 
Use error diffusion
Lets you choose if the algorithm used to convert into a 256 colors GIF format will make use of an error diffusion algorithm: error diffusion generates better quality images but will increase the final size of the button picture file.
 
 
Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
Filename options
Set of options that will influence the exported filename composition.
 
Use button caption as picture filename
If checked, this option will use the button Caption text as picture filename. If not checked or if no Caption text has been specified, the user will be asked to enter a filename.
 
Exported pictures destination folder
The folder (directory) on your hard disk in which the exported picture files will be placed. Until changed this will also be the destination folder for saved Button Collections generated through the Collection management dialog box. 
 
"Browse" button
Opens a dialog box that will allow you to browse for a destination folder.
 
 
Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
Supplementary exports
By default only the image of the button in Normal state is exported: checking the following options will enable the export of the other possible states of the button.
 
Export also pressed state picture
If checked, this option will export the button Pressed state image also. The "_pr" suffix will be added to the filename in order to distinguish the file from others.
 
Export also mouseover state picture
If checked, this option will export the button Mouse over state also. The "_mo" suffix will be added to the filename in order to distinguish the file from others.
 
Export also disabled state picture
If checked, this option will export the button disabled state image also. The "_di" suffix will be added to the filename in order to distinguish the file from others.
A little sample about the suffixes added to an exported button picture filename: supposing that you have a button whose caption text is "Support" and that you need to export it in PNG format, the exported filename for the Normal state will be 
"support.png". 
If you have chosen to export the other button states, the relative filenames will be the following: 
"support_pr.png" for the Pressed state. 
"support_mo.png" for the Mouse over state. 
"support_di.png" for the Disabled state. 
 
 
Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
"OK" button
Will close this dialog box taking all the changed options.
 
"Cancel" button
Will close this dialog box discarding all the changed options.
 
"Help" button
Displays this help page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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