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CorelDraw 101: Import and Export

Export TIF File




Why TIF?
If you are exporting a file to be used in print, TIF is often the best choice. It is a bitmap format, and is accepted by almost all programs. TIF also has good compatibility across Mac/PC platforms. TIF files can contain complex color information and the quality is excellent. Resolution is determined by end print use, but as a guideline: if the file will be used for monitors only, 72dpi; for most desktop printers, 150-200 dpi; for commercial printing: 250-300 dpi.






Export File Basics
Select the items you wish to export with the Pick Tool. Choose File, Export from the Main Menu. Select TIF as the File Type. Choose the name and location for your file. Choose Selected only. (See Export a File in this series for more information on these actions.) Leave Compression Type as Uncompressed. Click Export.






Set Size and Resolution
Choose the size for your file. Size is determined by end use and is not dependent on the original size of the CorelDraw created image. Since CorelDraw is vector based, you can increase or decrease graphic size on export with no quality loss. Choose 1 to 1 or Custom if you need to adjust size. Note: The custom default does not offer proportional sizing. Click on the lock icon beside the size information BEFORE you adjust the size. This locks the proportion. Set resolution (see Step One for guidelines).






Set Export Attributes
With the color selection box, choose RGB color (for quality color) or Grayscale (for B&W photo) or Black and White for a black and white image with no gray shading. If you are going to be using the file only as a black and white image, choose this now, since the file size is significantly lower.






Check File Size
Check your file size as you resize or change modes. Small changes can create dramatic adjustments in file size. When working with bitmap images, file size is always a concern. Try for the smallest size that will give the quality you desire by planning ahead and only including the information that you will use, i.e., saving a larger sized image than you use does not improve quality … it simply bloats the file size.






Click OK and your file will be placed in the folder you specified in the Export window. You can now open your new application and import your TIF file (word processing import screen shown).




Next page

CorelDraw 101: Import and Export Tutorial Index

Import/Export Overview
Import a File
Edit Vector Import
Edit Bitmap Import
Export a File
Export TIF File
Export GIF File
Export JPG File
Export AI File
Export CDR File

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Created: November 28, 2001
Revised: November 28, 2001