The New Image button opens a pop-up to configure a Generated image.
See about Supported Graphics Formats.
Still image or a single frame.
Each frame is stored in a separate file. How to Opening an Image Sequence. For options see Movie below.
Frames packed into a container.
Sets the range of frames to use.
- Match Movie Length
This button sets the movies frames to the length of the selected movie.
Global starting frame of the sequence, when the playback should start. This is a global setting which means it affects all clip users such as the Movie Clip editor itself, motion tracking constraints and Compositor nodes.
Offsets the first frame of the clip. It adds an extra offset to the frame number when converting a scene frame to the frame number in the file name. This option does not affect tracking data or any other associated data.
Start over and repeats after the last frame to create a continuous loop.
- Auto Refresh
Automatically refresh images on frame changes.
Removes fields in a video file. For example, if it is an analog video and it has even or odd interlacing fields.
Image generated in Blender.
- Width, Height
The size of image in pixels.
Sets the fill color if creating a blank image.
Creates a Blank image of a single specified color.
- UV Grid
Creates a checkerboard pattern with a colored cross (+) in each square.
- Color Grid
Creates a more complex colored grid with letters and numbers denoting locations in the grid. It could be used for testing how the UVs have been mapped and to reduce stretching or distortion.
- 32-bit Float
Creates a 32-bit image. This is a larger file size, but holds much more color information than the standard 8-bit image. For close-ups and large gradients, it may be better to use a 32-bit image.
Creates an image with support for UDIMs. This option creates the first
1001tile; more tiles can be added later in the UDIM Tiles panel.
Use for replacing or packing files.
Embed the resource into the current blend-file.
Path to the linked file.
Opens the File Browser to select a file from a drive.
Reloads the file. Useful when a file has been reworked in an external application.
- Use Multi-View
- Color Space
The Color Space the image file was saved in. Once loaded into Blender, the color will be treated as linear color. This option ensure the correct conversion to linear color is used.
Texture’s color, and final renders are often stored in sRGB, while OpenEXR images are stored in a linear color space. Some images such as normal, bump or stencil maps do not strictly contain ‘colors’, and on such values, no color space conversion should ever be applied. For such images, the color space should be set to Non-Color.
The list of color spaces depends on the active OCIO config. The default supported color spaces are described in detail here: Default OpenColorIO Configuration
Representation of the image’s Alpha Channel, to convert to and from when saving and loading the image. This option is only available if the input format support’s encoding transparency.
Store RGB and alpha channels separately with alpha acting as a mask, also known as unassociated alpha. Commonly used by image editing applications and file formats like PNG. This preserves colors in parts of the image with zero alpha.
Store RGB channels with alpha multiplied in, also known as associated alpha. The natural format for renders and used by file formats like OpenEXR. This can represent purely emissive effects like fire correctly, unlike straight alpha.
- Channel Packed
Different images are packed in the RGB and alpha channels, and they should not affect each other. Channel packing is commonly used by game engines to save memory.
Ignore alpha channel from the file and make image fully opaque.
- Half Float Precision
Load the image as having only a Bit Depth of 16 bits per channel instead of 32 bits which saves memory.
- View as Render
Applies color transform when displaying this image on the screen.