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We're now on Page 9, the subject of export. Now, the reason you would want to export an image is that you require that image to be in some alternate usable format. In other words, not a CorelDRAW file, but for example, you may need to take the image, and place it on the Web, in which case, you might want to export to a format that's suitable for that, such as a PNG file, a JPEG file, a GIF file, and that's what exporting is for.
Now again, there is always a number of ways; use your keyboard shortcut, or up to File, but I am going to use the icon, and click Export. The first thing I want you to realize is that when you export, automatically the actual file name will be applied. But I am going to call -- as you can see, we've already exported up here. I am going to call this TestCogs. Okay. So that's the first thing. The next thing is, what is the file type? Depending what version you have as to where that will be displayed, but effectively, I will use this dropdown menu, and I can choose a file type here.
There are a lot more than what we can actually see displayed there, if I move the scrollbar down; there are so many we can export to. But let's, for example, just go with a JPEG; a pretty common one that a lot of people export to for the Web, and so on. Name your file, choose your file type, and click Export. Now of course, it already exists, so it's asking me, do I want to overwrite? So I will say Yes. But here is what I want you to see; now, in X5, we have brand new Export dialog boxes, depending on what format you're exporting to.
I am not going to spend a lot of time talking through all of your settings, etcetera; we will do that further on in some other training. But what I want you to see right now is that the entire page is being exported, and that's not what I wanted; I simply want to export the image. So I am going to cancel that. What I need to do is select the image first, or I can click and drag, and draw a marquee around my image, and then choose Export. Now, we didn't see this before: Selected only.
Watch this; if I deselect, then Export, see the Selected only option is not there, whereas, if I select my image that I wish to export, I have the option of do I only want to export that which I've selected, rather than the whole page. So I could select various objects on a page, and only choose to export those. So I am going to do that. Selected only, I will click this one, because I am going to export over the top of it, and click Export; click Yes. Now this time we'll see a display of only what we are exporting, as you can see.
Now again, I won't run through all of these settings, but I will say this quickly: for convenience, just simply choose one of the three options, and if, for example, you choose Medium Quality, you will be able to see the file size, 81.3k, and the display of the result. If I go with High Quality, for example, you will be able to see that it's 123k, and again, this is what it would look like. So simply click OK, and you have exported your image. Now remember, there are many different file types to choose from, and of course, you will know the file type for your industry. A typical one, for example, is a PLT file, or HPGL file for sign cutters to use with a plotter.
Anyway, so go ahead now, and export this image. Select your image, export the image, choose a couple of different file types just to make sure you have a feel, and we'll move on to our next lesson.
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