Exporting the Drawing as a Bitmap
To export the drawing as a Windows bitmap file:
- Click the "File" menu, then click "Export Bitmap..."
- Select the desired bitmap resolution:
- Select "Screen" if you want a bitmap at the screen resolution, or
- Select 150 ppi or 300 ppi and specify either the width or height (but not both) of the bitmap in inches. (See note below.)
- Click OK.
- Navigate to the folder in which you want to save the bitmap file.
- In the File Name box, enter the name of the bitmap file. This name should end with the extension .bmp
- Click Save.
- The saved bitmap has a color depth of 24 bits per pixel., or a maximum of about 16 million colors.
- If you select 150 ppi or 300 ppi (pixels per inch) in Step 2, the bitmap size will depend on the
specified width or height in inches. If you specify the width, then the height will be automatically
determined so that the aspect ratio of the bitmap matches that of the window. If you specify height,
then the width will be automatically determined. For example, if you select 300 ppi and specify a
width of 4 inches, the bitmap will have 1200 pixels in the x dimension. When you import such a
bitmap into an application that recognizes bitmap resolution, the bitmap will be displayed as a picture
with the specified width and height in inches.
- On a MS-Windows computer, exporting bitmap does not work when the screen
color is set to "True Color" (32 bits). You must use a lower color depth (24 or 16 bits).
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