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CorelDraw 101: Import and Export

Export JPG File




Why JPG?
If you are exporting a photograph style image for the Web, JPG is the best choice. It is one of two common formats that can be used on the Web (GIF is the other). JPG images can contain full color information, and this format offers excellent compression capabilities for fast downloading of Web images.






Export File Basics
Select the items you wish to export with the Pick Tool. Choose File, Export from the Main Menu. Select JPG 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.)






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. CorelDraw is vector based, so you can resize a graphic on export with no quality loss. Choose 1 to 1 or Custom if you need to adjust size. Note: The Custom size default does not offer proportional sizing. Click on the lock icon beside the size information BEFORE you adjust the size. This locks the proportion. JPG files are usually set for 72 dpi resolution for Web use.






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. Choose Anti-aliasing.








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, and makes Web download time high.





Set Compression Level
Click OK and the JPG Export Window appears. Use the Compression slider in the Properties section to set compression level. Click on Preview. As you move the slider, watch the image in the right preview window. This shows how your image will appear with the level of compression you have set. Also watch file size below. You are trying for the point where quality is high and file size is as small as possible. The Smoothing slider can be used to smooth jagged edges. Click OK when you are satisfied.




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