Saving images to different file formats

You can save Corel PHOTO-PAINT images to a variety of file formats. The file format you choose depends on how you want to use the image in the future.

When you save an image to the native Corel PHOTO-PAINT file format, all image properties are saved with it, so you can reopen and edit the image later. However, when you save to another file format, you may lose some image properties; each file format has its own idiosyncrasies and appropriate use.

For example, if you want to work on an image in another image editing application, you can save it to the Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD) file format. You retain many image properties, such as objects and masks, so you can continue to edit the image. If you want to share an image, the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) or the Windows bitmap (BMP) file format are suitable because they are standard formats; images in these formats can be opened in most image viewers, image editing and desktop publishing applications.

For information about the image properties supported by file formats, consult the technical notes for each file format in "File formats" in the Help.

When you save an image containing objects to a file format that does not support objects, you can continue working on the original file (which still contains the objects) in the image window. The image and its objects can still be saved to the Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) format.

For more information about saving images to the native Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) file format, see "Saving images" on page 245. You can also export images to Web-compatible formats, such as the JPEG or GIF file formats. For more information, see "Exporting and optimizing images for the Web."

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