The Import and Open commands let you open files in different formats. Both the Import and Open Drawing dialog boxes let you choose the drive and folder where the file is stored. To display only those files with the extension you have specified, you can choose that extension from the Files Of Type list box.
The Import dialog box contains options that let you: control how bitmaps are imported, import a portion of an image, resample an image, suppress filter dialogs, detect watermarks, combine multi-layer bitmaps, apply an embedded ICC profile, maintain layers and pages, and extract an embedded ICC profile.
When you import a bitmap, you can choose to link the bitmap externally or link to the high resolution file for output using OPI (Open Prepress Interface.) Enabling the Link To High Resolution File For Output Using OPI option lets you insert a low-resolution version of a .TIF or .CT bitmap while maintaining a link to the high resolution original. OPI is a method that positions high-resolution bitmaps on the printed page by using low-resolution replicas. A high-resolution version is kept on file and a low-resolution equivalent is created. The low-resolution image is imported into your document and used for position only (FPO). Working with FPO images keeps your document size smaller and reduces the time needed to redraw the screen. When you send your artwork back to the service bureau for final imaging to film, your high-resolution files are positioned in place of the FPO images. The final product is a high-resolution output. You can size, rotate, move, or PowerClip the imported low-resolution image, however, you cannot apply effects from the Effects or Bitmaps menu to the image.
Enabling the Link Bitmap Externally option lets you import the selected bitmap and maintain a link to the original. This means that any changes that are made to the source file can be updated in the imported image.
Choosing Resample from list box to the right of the Files Of Type list box brings up the Resample dialog box that lets you add pixels to or subtract pixels from a bitmap image. Resampling changes the amount of information in an image and can involve changes to resolution or dimensions. You can resample the image down (downsample) which reduces the number of pixels, eliminates unusable detail and reduces the file size.
Choosing Crop from the list box brings up the Crop Image dialog box that lets you select the exact area and size of the image you want to keep.
Enabling the Check For Watermark option alerts you when an image is encoded with a Digimarc watermark. The presence of a Digimarc watermark indicates that there is a copyright claim on the file. The watermarks provide a mechanism for you to contact the creator about the image or one like it.
Enabling the Suppress Filter Dialog option lets you bypass the dialog box that contains import options for the selected filter. Instead, the Filter Manager uses the default settings. Only some filters, such as the .PCD filter, produce dialogs.
Enabling the Combine Multi-Layer Bitmap option lets you import bitmaps that contain multiple layers. This means that when you import a multi-layer .CPT or .PSD file all the multiple bitmap layers will not be grouped together, but will be flattened into a single bitmap.
Enabling the Apply Embedded ICC Profile option lets you apply an embedded International Color Consortium (.ICC) profile to your imported file. The ICC has defined a standard format for color profiles. Corel's color management system uses these ICC profiles. Embedding an ICC profile ensures color consistency when transporting files between applications. Corel is able to support the embedding of ICC profiles in CPT, CDR, TIFF, JPEG, PICT and EPS files.
Enabling the Maintain Layers And Pages option lets you open the selected file and maintain the pages and layers contained in the file. The Corel .CMX file format gives you this option.
Enabling the Extract Embedded ICC Profile option lets you save an embedded International Color Consortium (.ICC) from a selected file, to the color directory where the application was installed. The file will have the same name as the original file, but will be saved with Image Color Matching (.ICM) extension.
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