How to Make a GIF Image With CorelDRAW

by Daniel Ketchum

CorelDRAW is a popular graphics program. It has many uses in the media, advertising and on the web. But some of its functions can be a bit hard to follow. One of these involves trying to export a GIF from CorelDRAW, which requires a surprising amount of effort. This article will show you how to do this in the latest versions of CorelDRAW.

Open CorelDRAW, and then open a document you want to export as a GIF. Select only that part of the image you want to turn into a GIF. Select "File" and then click "Export."

Name the file, and select "GIF" from the options. Click on "Selected Only," otherwise you will export the whole image. Then hit "Export." In the dialog that opens, set the resolution to 72, make sure the "Maintain Aspect Ratio" is checked, and put in the "Image Size" you want. Select "Paletted" for the color, click "Anti-aliasing," click "OK," and then click "OK" again.

Select the color palette you want to use in the dialog that opens, checking the preview to decide which you like. Then click "OK." In the dialog that opens, use the "Eyedropper" tool to select the color you want to be the transparent color in the GIF. Click "OK," and the program will export your GIF.

About the Author

Daniel Ketchum holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Carolina University where he also attended graduate school. Later, he taught history and humanities. Ketchum is experienced in 2D and 3D graphic programs, including Photoshop, Poser and Hexagon and primarily writes on these topics. He is a contributor to sites like Renderosity and Animotions.