I regularly need to import lots and lots of screenshot (.PNG) files into Flash and then animate them. In CS5.5 it was much eased by the feature which automatically created a symbol for each PNG file. I could then easily manipulate the symbols in Flash.
However, in CS6 this auto creation of symbols seems to have disappeared. Please, I need this feature - it saves me ages. Can anyone out there tell me how to turn it back on.
It's in the Preferences. Open Preferences, select the PSD FIle Importer category and then select the Create movie clips options in the areas that you want. There are 5 places where you can select that option.
Thanks for this, and yes, it works if I am importing PSD filnes, but I'm importing PNG files and there's no preference options available for this - just as there wasn't in CS5.5, so I had always assumed it was an automatic and very helpful thing.
If you've got it working in CS6, please give me some further clues as I'm really vexed.
Sorry, I misread your message. I just tried importing a .png into CS5, CS5.5 and CS6, and I only get the bitmap in the Library. I don't see a movieClip version. I'm using a Mac, could this be a Windows version thing?
That's OK, I too am on a Mac, how odd that it doesn't do it for you in CS5 or 5.5, it does for me - arrgh, frustration overload! I've resorted to launching CS6 and 5.5, importing the images into 5.5 and then copying and pasting them into CS6, which works but I think my Mac is about to meltdown!
If there are any more clues out there I'd appreciate any assistance
I am on a PC... when I first got my hands on CS5.5 (subscription plan) I think I remember it was automatically creating symbols out of images that I imported. While my preference would be to not do that, I do not remember doing anything to change it. When I import images now, the symbols are no longer created, so it might have been an update that changed it to be like every other version of Flash... creating the symbols might have been a mistake that they fixed.
I cannot find anything to turn the feature on/off.