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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks

In This Chapter

check.png Importing images

check.png Editing images

check.png 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:

check.png 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, ...

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