1st attempt at working with Dragon frame

Considering the software takes photos and allows you to turn that into a stop frame animation, I believed that you could take the photos externally and upload them into dragon frame in the same way you could photoshop etc. However this doesn’t appear to be the case.

The only image upload I could find was the line up image upload, and when I uploaded this photo of part of the flipbook I had created
Unfortunately because the image was portrait the software kept turning it automatically, and proved impossible to rotate to the correct way, even after changing the canvas direction.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.45.45 Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.46.55

This is what happened when I tried to rotate the image and mirror it, the rotate option only works in one way, unlike a programme like photoshop which allows you to rotate it the full way and then manually mirror it.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.47.18Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.47.39Here I tried to change the screen orientation so the image could fit fully into it, in the hopes it would automatically change. Unfortunately it just created a large black space underneath the image.

So I decided to retake the photos, make sure they were all portrait and although there would be dark bits at the side of each frame, at least they would be facing the right way.

IMG_0804Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.43.10Luckily this worked, at least this is one step closer to turning the flip book into a small few second stop frame. Next due to the software not accepting the photos coming from a memory card, I will have to find the connecting cable for the camera and a computer.


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