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6.9 Image and Movie Capture
You can capture the main 3D view as an image, a QuickTime movie or an animated GIF.
6.9.0  Saving Images
6.9.1  Print Current View
6.9.2  Save Movies
6.9.3  Play QuickTime Movies
6.9.0 Saving Images
You can save a display as an image. Select the View->Capture->Image... menu item. A file dialog will popup where you can enter a file name for the image file. The IDV supports JPEG, PNG and GIF formats. From this File Dialog you can also specify the image quality (only used for JPEG's) and what to capture.


Note: when capturing a image the screen cannot be obscured.

The IDV can also write out an image and the corresponding Google Earth KML or KMZ file. For this to be correct the projection must be a Lat/Lon geographic projection (i.e., rectilinear) and in an overhead view. The simplest way to get a correct projection is to select the Projections->Use Displayed Area menu item. If you specify a .kml file the IDV will generate an image with the same file prefix and the kml file that refers to the image. If you specify a .kmz file the IDV this file (which is a zip format) will contain the image and the kml file.

6.9.1 Print Current View
You can send any display to a printer. Select the View->Capture->Print... menu item. A Print dialog will popup where you can configure and print an image.
6.9.2 Save Movies
You can save any sequence of displays as a QuickTime movie or animated GIF. Select the View->Capture->Movie... menu item to bring up the "Image capture" window:
To make a QuickTime movie or animated GIF there are three steps: capturing the frames, previewing the frames, and creating the movie.

To capture frames, in the Capture section of the "Image capture" window, do one of the following three choices:

You can combine these different methods of capture. The list of frames is additive.

If you want to save the individual intermediate files that are used to create the movie, select Save Files To checkbox and specify a directory and file name format. Otherwise, the intermediate files will be saved in a temporary directory and will be removed after the movie is saved.

You can use the following templates to customize the name of the output file:

You can Preview the movie and remove individual frames or Delete All the frames.

When done capturing frames select the Save movie button to specify the QuickTime movie file (.mov) or the animated GIF file (.gif).

You can now set the final properties of the movie you wish to save:

6.9.3 Play QuickTime Movies
The IDV supports displaying certain types of QuickTime movies (including the ones the IDV generates). Just load in the QuickTime movie from the File Data Chooser.


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