Image Settings

Image Panel

Image

Data-block menu.

New +

The New Image button opens a pop-up to configure a Generated image.

Source

See about supported Supported Graphics Formats.

Single Image

Still image or a single frame.

Image Sequence

Each frame is stored in a separate file. How to Opening an Image Sequence.

Frame

A label showing the current frame.

Further options

See Movie below.

Movie

Frames packed into a container.

Deinterlace

Removes fields in a video file. For example, if it is an analog video and it has even or odd interlacing fields.

Frame
Frames

Sets the range of frames to use.

Start

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.

Offset

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.

Match Movie Length

This button sets image’s user’s length to the one of selected movie.

Auto Refresh

Automatically refresh images on frame changes.

Cyclic

Start over and repeats after the last frame to create a continuous loop.

Generated

Image generated in Blender.

Width, Height

The size of image in pixels.

Color

Sets the fill color if creating a blank image.

Type
Blank

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.

Tiled

Creates an image with support for UDIMs. This option creates the first 1001 tile; more tiles can be added later in the UDIM Tiles panel.

Common Options

File

Use for replacing or packing files.

Pack

Embed the resource into the current blend-file.

Path

Path to the linked file.

Open

Opens the File Browser to select a file from a drive.

Reload

Reloads the file. Useful when a file has been reworked in an external application.

Color Space

Color Space.

sRGB

Standard RGB display space.

Linear

Linear 709 (full range). Blender native linear space.

Linear ACES

ACES linear space.

XYZ

Standard linear XYZ space.

Non-Color

Color space used for images which contains non-color data (e.g. normal maps).

Raw

Same as Non-Color.

Filmic Log

Intermediate log color space of Filmic view transform.

Half Float Precision

Load the image as having only a bit depth of 16 bit per channel instead of 32 bit which saves memory.

View as Render

Applies color transform when displaying this image on the screen.

Use Multi-View

See Multi-View.

Alpha

Representation of alpha in the image file, to convert to and from when saving and loading the image. See Alpha Channel.

Straight

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.

Premultiplied

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.

None

Ignore alpha channel from the file and make image fully opaque.