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Working with Visual Tracks 8. 9. Click the Options button to open the Export Image Sequence Settings dialog box. From the Format pop-up menu, choose a format, and click OK (Figure 8.40). 204 Figure 8.40. After clicking the Options button, you can choose a format. After you choose a format, the Options button may be active. If so, you can click it to choose settings for that format. The default settings, however, usually are fine. 10. Specify a new location and name for the file, if desired, and click Save. The resulting file is a single still image in the format you specified in step 9. Tips · If you need a still image in a format other than those listed on these pages, you can always copy data from the QuickTime Player window and paste it into a graphics ap- plication, as described in Chapter 6. (For example, many users wish that QuickTime Player could export the GIF format directly, but this isn't possible due to licensing is- sues.) · Still images saved as PICT or QuickTime Image files are compressed by QuickTime, so any system on which you want to open the image must have QuickTime installed to decompress the image. · (AppleScript users only) The scripts Save Current Frame as PICT and Save Current Frame as BMP do the same thing as the procedure described in "To export an image as a PICT or BMP file" earlier in this section. The Save Current Frame as JPEG script automates the process described in the procedure for exporting the other formats, choosing JPEG from the Format pop-up menu in step 9. To access all three of these scripts, choose OSA > Export. Creating a Set of Still Images from a Movie You can export your entire movie as a series of still images--a handy capability when you need to use your movie content in an application that can't import a QuickTime or AVI movie but can import a series of still images. This technique also is useful when you want to incorporate some video footage into a Flash file that will be delivered as a Flash file, not as a QuickTime file. In most cases, the application you plan to use requires these images to be in a certain format. QuickTime Player provides the choices BMP, JPEG, MacPaint, Photoshop, PICT, PNG, QuickTime Image, SGI, TGA (Targa), and TIFF. You can specify how many frames per second you want to be exported, as well as a few other options for certain formats. Procedure 8-17. To export a series of still images: 1. With your movie open, from the File menu, choose Export to open the Export dialog box.