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Chapter 8. Playing with Pictures > A Tour of the My Pictures Folder - Pg. 96

Playing with Pictures · Copy To--Click this icon (or press Ctrl+S) to make a copy of the image in another folder. 96 Note that if you cue up a TIF file in the Image Preview window, you see a lot of other icons besides the ones shown in Figure 8.3. These extra icons are for annotating the image, which means adding your own notes and comments. This feature is used most often with faxes (which are often saved in TIF format), so I discuss annotation when I discuss faxing in Chapter 15, "Fax-It-Yourself: Using Windows XP's Faxing Features." Converting an Image to Another Format One of the most common image chores is converting a file from one format to a different format. For example, I mentioned earlier that the GIF and JPEG formats are the ones most commonly used on the World Wide Web. If you've scanned in an image or digital photo to the TIF format (see Chapter 9, "Graphics Gadgetry: Working with Scanners and Digital Cameras") and you want to place it on a Web site, then you need to convert the image to JPEG. Similarly, if you've created a drawing in Paint (see Chapter 10, "Giving Your Right Brain a Workout with Paint") and saved it in the bitmap (BMP) format, then you need to convert it to GIF. Here are the steps to trudge through to perform these and other image format conversions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Display the picture in the Image Preview window. Click the Copy To icon. In the Copy To dialog box that comes by, use the Save as type list to choose the new file format you want. (Optional) Select a new destination folder and change the File name. Click Save.