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Chapter 27. EXPORTING > Exporting as Raster Images

Exporting as Raster Images

When you export in the following formats, you convert FreeHand’s vector objects into pixel-based illustrations. The TIFF, BMP, PICT, and Targa options are the most basic raster images.

To export as BMP, TIFF, Targa, and PICT files:

1.
Choose one of the following formats:

  • BMP (bitmap) is the most basic pixel format for the Windows platform.

  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is the preferred choice for importing into applications that can’t accept FreeHand EPS files.

  • Targa is widely used in professional video editing.

  • PICT is the most basic bitmapped format for the Macintosh platform.

2.
Click Setup to open the options or setup dialog box for each format 4.

Figure 4. The Setup options for exporting BMP, TIFF, Targa, and PICT files.


3.
Choose the resolution. For most print work this is 300 dpi.

4.
Choose the amount of Anti-aliasing that smooths the edges of the image.

5.
To create an alpha channel that can be used as a mask, click Include alpha channel.

6.
To make the alpha channel include the background, click Alpha includes background.

7.
Set the Color Depth for how many colors are supported. Higher color depths create larger files.

8.
For Targa files, choose the Compression option to make the file smaller.


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