Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks
In This Chapter
Optimizing and exporting images
Most often, you use Fireworks to optimize images for your web or mobile app. In this chapter, you find out how to work with images from various sources, discover the importance of optimizing, and learn how to export your images.
Getting Images into Fireworks
Besides making your own graphics and illustrations, you can use four main methods to import images into Fireworks:
Open: Fireworks isn’t picky. As long as you open images (vector or raster) by choosing File⇒Open, you can open pretty much anything in Fireworks.
When you open a native Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop file, expect to see a dialog box, like what you see in Figure 5-1. This particular dialog box appears when you open a vector image from Adobe Illustrator. As you can see, you have to make some decisions as to what size the file should be, which artboards should be imported, and how you want to handle layers and groups.
When importing a Photoshop file, your choices are relatively similar, ...