Creating images for the Web
Corel PHOTO-PAINT gives you the tools you need to create images for the Web.
In this section, you’ll learn about
• exporting and optimizing images for the Web
• creating and editing rollovers
Exporting and optimizing images for the Web
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can export and optimize images for the Web.
Before you use an image on the Web, you must export it to a Web-compatible file format, such as the GIF or JPEG format. The GIF file format is best for line drawings, text, and images with sharp edges or few colors, while the JPEG file format is suitable for photos. For information about these file formats and alternatives, see “Choosing a Web-compatible file format” in the Help.
You can also optimize an image for the Web before you export it to adjust its display quality and file size. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can preview an image with up to four different configurations of settings. You can compare file formats, preset settings, download speeds, compression, file size, image quality, and color range. You can also examine previews by zooming and panning within the preview windows.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides preset settings, but you can edit these presets, and add and delete custom presets. Once you specify the settings you want for all of the preview areas, you can save the settings for the entire optimization dialog box.
The Web image optimizer lets you preview an image in different Web-compatible file formats.
To export an image for the Web
1 Click File ` Export for Web.
2 Choose the folder where you want to save the file.
3 Type a filename in the Filename box.
4 Disable the Slices check box.
5 Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.
6 Enable the Images only option.
7 Click Save.
8 In the export dialog box for the chosen file format, specify the settings you want.
To optimize and export an image for the Web
1 Click File ` Web image optimizer.
2 Below the image preview windows, choose from the following list boxes:
• File type
• Web preset
If you want the image previews, download speeds, compression percentages, file sizes, and color palettes to update automatically, ensure that Preview is enabled.
3 Choose an option from each of the list boxes below an image preview window to select the file format to which you want to save.
A red border indicates the selected format.
4 Click OK.
5 In the Save Web image to disk dialog box, type a filename in the Filename box.
6 Choose the folder where you want to save the image.
7 Click Save.