Export to an SVG file

When you export your content to .svg format, you can compile the content to make it available for play on the BlackBerry® Browser. Refer to the SVG for BlackBerry Reference for more information on SVG.
  1. From the File menu, click Export > SVG.
  2. On the File tab, specify the file title and properties.




    Specify a title for the animation.


    Specify a description for the animation.

    Allow Zoom and Pan

    Enable zooming and panning.

    Export All Layers

    Export all layers of the animation. If this option is not selected, only visible layers are exported.

    Export SVG Tiny 1.1

    Select the Export SVG Tiny 1.1 check box to export the SVG in the Tiny 1.1 format to embed SVG within java applications. To export the SVG for use in themes, clear the Export SVG Tiny 1.1 check box.

    Dimensions in %

    Specify the dimensions for the animation as a percentage. Ensure that you use this option for web-based content.

  3. On the Image tab, specify whether you want to export your images in .gif or .png format.

    Image type





    • None compresses the image without a filter. This option is recommended for indexed-color and bitmap-mode images.
    • Sub optimizes the compression of images with even horizontal patterns or blends.
    • Up optimizes the compression of images with even vertical patterns.
    • Average optimizes the compression of low-level noise by averaging the color values of adjacent pixels.
    • Path optimizes the compression of low-level noise by reassigning adjacent color values.
    • All applies the filter—Sub, Up, Average, or Path—that is best-suited for the image. Select All if you are unsure of which filter to use.


    Specify a method to reduce the file size.

    GIF and PNG


    When you select this check box, images first appear blurry and become sharper as they are downloaded. When Interlace is cleared, images appear gradually, top to bottom, as they are downloaded.

    With still .gif images, interlacing enables users with slow connections to click past an image they are not interested in viewing without having to download the whole image. Interlacing is not recommended for animated .gifs.


    Always Export images

    Select the Always Export images check box to always export the images to disk. To only update images when they are changed or for new images, clear the Always Export images check box.


    Use Images On Disk

    Select the Use Images On Disk check box to use the original images on disk instead of exporting out new ones.

  4. On the Content Directory tab, click the Open icon and select where to export your images and sounds.
  5. In the Color Reduction section, adjust the color settings of your exported file.



    Color Mode

    Select the mode to use.


    This drop-down list is available when you select Palette from the Color Mode drop-down list. Determine which set of 256 (or fewer) colors is used in the exported animation:

    • Adaptive automatically selects a set of colors that best approximate the original.
    • Web-safe uses a standard set of 216 colors. Web-safe colors are recommended for BlackBerry devices.


    Dithering might improve image quality. Selecting this option increases your file size.

    From the Dithering drop-down list, select the type of error diffusion to use.

    Dithering Noise

    From the Dithering Noise drop-down list, select a value.

  6. To name and save the current export settings for later use or to load a previously saved group of settings, select the Save current settings when closing check box.
  7. Click OK.
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