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Hi, Have edited a button but can only save as .png. How can I save as a .gif or .jpg as they should be a lot smaller than .png. tia, jackwr...

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    Hi,

    Have edited a button but can only save as .png.

    How can I save as a .gif or .jpg as they should be a lot smaller than .png.

    tia,

    jackwr


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    jackwr wrote:
    || Hi,
    ||
    || Have edited a button but can only save as .png.
    ||
    || How can I save as a .gif or .jpg as they should be a lot smaller
    || than .png.

    jackwr,

    Go to Export or Expoert preview which gives you more options. Save your
    original png somewhere sahe in case you ever need it again.

    Peter R.


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    Peter's got a good idea. You can also try the Export Wizard which will give
    you two simple export options.

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    "jackwr" com wrote: 

    The PNG that you can *save* from Fireworks is not intended to be used on
    the Web. To get Web ready GIF, JPEG and even PNG files you need to
    *export* them from Fireworks. You should always *save* the native PNG
    and keep it because it's the Fireworks native source file where text,
    effects and vector objects remain editable. Once exported to a Web ready
    bitmap format all you have are pixels. Text cannot be edited as text and
    all effects and vector objects are gone.

    Frankly, this issue has bugged me from the first day I started using
    Fireworks. Macromedia should have chosen a different file extention for
    Fireworks native files even if at their core the files use the PNG
    format. Another extension would have avoided quite a lot of confusion
    for new Fireworks users.

    HTH!

    Stéphane Bergeron
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    "St?phane Bergeron" <com> wrote in message
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    There is one good thing about MM choice of PNG, with flattened rasterized
    image data written as standard "idat" tag, and all FW-specific data written
    as non-standrad tags - the good thing is, *any* image viewer supporting
    "standard" part of PNG specs will show these files correctly, including
    viewers built into most modern systems. So, you don't have to have any
    special viewer or browser that recognizes this very particular file format.

    Of course, having FW saving files as PNG makes some troubles for the
    novices. On the other hand, I know for sure that the other approach (used in
    Photoshop, PSP and so on) gives just as many questions like "I just saved my
    project as JPEG, and now all the transparency and layers have gone!" So...
    whatever you do, it will always make troubles for the newcomers, unless they
    learn specific file format limitations and stuff. No matter which way you
    choose to avoid these troubles - there will be many persons who don't like
    *this very* way. This is absolutely unavoidable I'm afraid.

    Ilyich.
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