Mac save image help!!

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Matsuemon
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Mac save image help!!

Post by Matsuemon »

Hello everyone,
I'm so sorry to ask such a basic question, but I've checked several sources and they are all incorrect, and it's driving me nuts!! My question, simply is this: On a Mac, how do you save a stinkin' image to your hard-drive??

Here's what I've read so far. You have to click f12 and then f3 to save the image. That absolutely doesn't work on my computer. Next, I've read you can click "save image" from the file menu. There is no "save image" option in the file menu!! So what the heck do I do? I see on the right side of the screen, in render options, how to set the file path and file type and all that, but I just can't actually make it save as a jpg, for instance.

I have one of the mini-keyboards, so I don't have the number keys on the right, and I mention it because it seems to matter with some functions. Thanks for your help

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Post by SirDude »

On the mac many of the f keys are mapped to special features. You
can disable that but its a pain in the butt to do so.

To render an image via the gui you want to use:
Inside the render tab on the properties window
Click the Image button.

Then inside the UV/Image Editor which will pop up by default
on non cycles rendering you'll want to use Image->Save as Image

If you hit escape after rendering it will pop back to the 3d view, you
can just change it to UV/Image to get back to the rendered image so you
can save it.

Matsuemon
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Thanks!

Post by Matsuemon »

Bless you, Sir! I can't believe I didn't see that tab on the bottom left of the screen. I feel like an idiot now. I knew I had to be missing something simple. Anyway, thanks again!

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