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Preferences

Navigate to File > Preferences. Set your preferences and click the X button to close the Preferences dialog.

Note:  These preferences can be overridden at the Studio and Show levels, see Overriding Preferences at the Studio or Show Level in Flix for Production.

General Settings

Show Splash Screen

This enables or disables Flix's splash screen at start-up. Toggling it off allows Flix to launch faster.

Allow Save Comments

This enables or disables the option to save comments for revisions.

User Data Directory

This sets the location where Flix stores your preferences, logs, and cookies.

Temp Directory

This sets the location of your temporary directory.

Publish Directory

This sets the location where Flix stores published files for Editorial.

Reset Preferences

This resets all preferences to their default values.

Third-Party Apps

Sketching

Default App

This specifies the external application used to edit panels.

Note:  Photoshop is the only supported editor in the 6.0 alpha release.

Photoshop

Executable

This specifies which version of Photoshop to use.

Panel Open Behavior

This specifies how to open panels in Photoshop:

Open as Separate PSD - This opens the selected panels in Photoshop as separate .psd files.

Open in Layer Comps - This opens the selected panels in Photoshop as layer comps.

Open in Timeline - This opens the selected panels in Photoshop in the Timeline.

Always Open Master Image

When there is a master image available, then when enabled opening a panel in Photoshop opens the master image, meaning that it opens the .psd file with all information including hidden layers and empty groups.

Install Plugins

This installs the Photoshop scripts to run the Photoshop actions.

Asset Storage

Asset Cache Directory

This specifies where Flix stores your assets temporarily.

Clear Local Asset Cache This removes the temporary files stored in the local asset cache.

Exporting

Filename Format (Dialogue, Audio, JSON, CSV, QuickTime, PDF)

This specifies the filename convention of your exported files for Dialogue, Audio, JSON, CSV, QuickTime, and PDF files.

Note:  The tags, located under the filename format preferences, show what information type you can include in the filename format. Click each field to reveal which information type is allowed. The information type you can't use are grayed out.

Filename Format (Original Artwork, Image)

This specifies the filename convention of your exported files for Original Artwork and Image files.

Shots and Markers

Marker Name Format

This specifies the filename convention of your shot markers.

Audio

Input Device

This specifies the audio input device to use when recording audio.

Output Device

This specifies the audio output device to use when playing audio.