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Import & Export

Import and Export in the Studio

Tap on Import at the top-right of the Studio to import a photograph, an image, a video or a Callipeg file.

If you want to import a .PEG file from the files, it must be in the location On My iPad.

When you import an image, a new shot is created with the image’s dimensions.

It is possible to directly take a photograph with the iPad which will create a shot with the photograph’s dimensions.

To import a video, tap on Import, and search for your video in the Album or in the Files. The shot created from the video will inherit the video’s dimensions and FPS. You can also Take a Photo and choose Video to shoot directly the video you wish to import.

If you import a PSD, it will import the file with the different layers, however it will not include folder structure or blending modes.

When you import a .PEG file, the loading time will depend on the size of the file’s content. The more images the file contains, the longer the loading will be.

If you import images with a large resolution, it is advised to first decrease the size to maximum 2K, because a shot in 4K will demand much more resources from your hard drive after the creation or importation of dozens, hundreds of images, which can cause a Memory Overflow.

Swipe from right to left on a shot to get access to the export button and export a .PEG file to save in your files or share.

Tap on this icon to export only the images of the shot. It will not export the timing nor the structure of the shot. This option can be useful in case your shot has been damaged and displays the information “No Data File” when trying to open it.

Import and Export in the Interface

It is possible to import an image or a photograph from the Timeline.

To do so, you need to select an image with a double-tap to display the action panel at the top of the timeline. 

Tap on the Import icon and choose between 3 possibilities: take a Photograph, open the Photo Album or open the Files.

To import a video, tap on the icon at the top-left of the layers pile, which opens the layer types panel. Choose the video icon, which will create a new video layer. Then tap on the import icon on the layer to add a video clip. You can import several video clips in the same layer.

To import audio, tap on the icon at the top-left of the layers pile, which opens the layer types panel. Choose the audio icon, which will create a new audio layer. Then tap on the import icon on the layer to add an audio clip. You can import several audio clips in the same layer.

DRag & Drop

You can also drag and drop images using the split view.

To do so, open the iPad dock by dragging it up from the bottom of the screen, then drag the app you want to use, like Photos, to the right-side or the left-side of the screen. When both the apps are displayed on screen, drag the image you want to the Callipeg canvas, and tap on the transformation icon or another tool (selection, brush, eraser) to validate. Going to the next frame will automatically validate and you can continue to drag and drop other images.

To export a shot, go to Settings and Export.

At the top-right of the panel there is a preview which allows you to pick the frame you want to export or simply preview all the frames of the animation with the slider.

In type, choose to export a sequence or a single image.

Image will export a single PNG image. You can choose the image to export with the slider under the preview.

Export Background will export the image with the background. If this option is disabled, the image will be exported with a transparent background.

Storage left shows you how much storage is left on your iPad.

And Estimated size estimates the size of the exported file. The estimation is based on the number of sheets and the dimensions of your project, and it is meant to be higher than the actual size result to make sure you have enough storage space to export the file.


The Callipeg format is a .PEG file which can only be opened in Callipeg and which contains the structure of your layers and frames.

The PNG format will create a sequence of PNG images which will be exported in Files in the folder of your choice. It will export a sequence of one PNG image for each frame.

Export with structure will create a folder for each layer with their respective images.

Export one image per sheet will only export the number of drawings contained in the layer, and not the repeated frames in the exposed sheet.

Export Background will export the image with the colored background for each frame. It is not advised if you wish to use the sequence with transparency to import it in another app or desktop software to continue the animation or start compositing.

The MP4 format will export a MP4 video.

The HEVC (with Alpha) is a video format which allows you to export a video with transparency.

The GIF format exports the animation as a GIF image file.

It is possible to change the number of FPS (frames per second) for the MP4, HEVC and GIF formats.

Export to another program

To export to another app or software you need to gather all the data contained in the shot.

The JSON format stores all the shot’s data along with all the images and videos in readable formats and pack them in a .zip archive which you can use as you wish with import scripts in other programs.

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