Saving and closing

In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can save your work as you create and edit an image and before you close it. You can also save images to many different file formats.

In this section, you’ll learn about

• saving images

• exporting images to other file formats

• closing images

Saving images

You can save an image to preserve it. You can also save images automatically  at regular intervals and save backup copies of the file.

When you save an image, you can specify a file format, a filename, and a folder where you want to save the file. Images are automatically saved using the currently selected file format, name, and location. The default format is the native Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) file format. Saving to the Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) file format retains all image properties — objects, the most recently created mask, alpha channels, grids, guidelines, and color information — so you can edit them later.

To save an image

Click File ` Save as.

Choose the folder where you want to save the file.

Choose a file format from the Save as type list box.

Type a filename in the Filename list box.

The file extension for the file format you choose is appended to the filename automatically, but can be removed.

Click Options.

Enable any of the following active check boxes:

Selected only — saves only the editable areas defined in your image, when there are no active and selected objects. If there are no editable areas, this option saves only the active and selected objects.

Web_safe_filenames — replaces the white space in a filename with an underscore. Special characters are replaced by characters suitable for Web-based filenames.

Do not show filter dialog — suppresses dialog boxes that provide other options when exporting

Click Save.

You can also

Compress a file : Choose a compression type from the Compression type list box.

Save a file in a new folder : Click New, type a name in the Name of new folder box, and click Create.

Specify information about a file : Type any comments you want in the Notes box.

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.

You can also save an image by clicking the Save button  on the standard toolbar.


You can add notes to an image when you save it by typing text in the Notes box. You can view notes in the Notes box in the Open dialog box when you open an image, or in the Import dialog box when you import an image. Some file formats do not let you save annotations with an image.