Chapter 5. Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks

In This Chapter

  • Importing images

  • Editing your images

  • Optimizing and exporting images

Creating images for your Web site is most likely what you'll use Fireworks for most often. In this chapter, you find out how to work with images from various sources, discover the importance of optimizing, and see how to export your images.

Getting Images into Fireworks

Besides making your own graphics and illustrations, you can use four main methods for getting images into Fireworks:

  • Open: Fireworks isn't too picky. As long as you open images (vector or raster) by choosing File

    Getting Images into Fireworks

    In some cases, depending on the file format and color mode, choosing this command opens the Photoshop File Open Options dialog box (see Figure 5-1). This dialog box forces you to make some decisions about how the image will be rasterized in Fireworks before proceeding any further.

  • Import: By choosing File

    Getting Images into Fireworks
  • Drag and drop: You can drag and drop an image from other applications, such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, right into the Fireworks workspace.

    Some images require you to make conversion decisions before opening them in Fireworks.

    Figure 5-1. Some images require you to make conversion decisions before opening them in Fireworks.

    Note

    To drag and drop between Adobe applications ...

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