Edit PNGs in Animate!

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Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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Hello! I have transparency supported PNG images of linework, which i would like to color in Animate. (Please don't give me another suggestion on software to use instead, I have a friend helping me color and animate is the software they're working with), However, when I import my PNGs onto the stage, they are not recognized as editable objects! I would like to simply use the paint bucket tool inside my line art.

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Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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select your png>click modify>bitmap>trace bitmap  (and experiment with settings).

 

your bitmap will be converted to a vector so it can be edited in animate.  if you want to export a png when you finish editing click file>export>export image and select png and your settings.

 

for others reading this, if you don't want to convert a bitmap to a vector to a bitmap, use a bitmap editing program (eg, ps) instead of animate.

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Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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If you're wanting to edit the assets in Animate, ideally you shouldn't be using PNGs (or any other bitmap format), but something in a vector format already, such as SVG. The method that kglad describes will work, but starting with a vector to begin with would be much better.

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Hold up. You say your friend is also using Animate. So how are you ending up with PNGs?

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