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Corel Photo Paint/JPEG exporting issues (file size too large)


Phil wrote at 2007-05-11 13:51:42
I have the same problem with Corel Photopaint 10 when I'm creating thumbnails the file size is at least 10x too big. I'm sure the program didn't always have this 'problem' and it is a recent thing as I have used it for years to create thumbnails. Perhaps an unrelated software update has done this by updating a shared file. If I open them in my old copy of Corel Photopaint 8.0 and resave them they are now of the appropriate size. I wonder what additional stuff is going in these pumped up files as they are 2x the size of the same image as a windows bmp file which has zero compression..... I hope it isn't a virus or something.

Ed P wrote at 2007-07-03 15:52:08
I've had the same problem with PhotoPaint 11 and X3. I haven't found an answer to it either.

Silvercrow wrote at 2007-09-23 10:00:07
I was having the same weird problem but when I tried CMYK mode in the export dialog files were saved with the correct size. The problem had something to do with RGB mode only.

I had "Optimized for professional output" selected in Tools->Color Management instead of "Optimized for the Web". Problem solved for me.

I don't know if this is the answer to your problems, but give it a try.

e-vangelis wrote at 2007-10-11 16:33:15
I (hope) find a solution. Try copy an image to clipboard and then insert as new image and save. You will get normal size. I think this is because EXIF information in image.

Kenneth wrote at 2008-01-09 19:30:18
This has something to do with color profiles. In CorelDraw X3 I went to Tools -> Color Management, and cleared the export arrow. It solved the problem for me.

Jason wrote at 2008-04-12 16:42:29
I had this same problem using PhotoPaint 12.  I'm also using a NVidia GeForce 7100 GS, core duo 1.86, etc.

The issue lies with your Color Management (Tools/Color Management) and the profile you have either set up or chosen.  Turn color management off and try the JPG compression routine again.  I think you'll find the compression works as it did in the past.  I made a profile using Colormatch along with my scanner, monitor type, etc., and the compression worked like I hoped.


Ervin wrote at 2009-05-17 11:16:36

I have just experienced the same problem regarding the file size and JPEG export in Corel Photo Paint X4.

After some research I've found out that the issue was with the Color Management for the files being exported.


Turn the color management off for files being exported. (Tools => Color Management...)



Lucy wrote at 2009-05-29 20:57:34
Have you tried the exporting to the web option? - it can make files very small. Ignore this if you have already done so, but if not, go to File, Publish to the web, Web image optimizer. Where the tab reads Original, click on it and select jpeg, Gif or PNG; then save. Sometimes there is an option of further compressing the image but usually it'll save a small enough version without additional compression.

Aimee wrote at 2012-10-16 02:18:26
In CorelDraw X5, I had the same problem. Couldn't find where to turn off the color profiles when exporting, as some of you suggested. But when I clicked on export and the popup window came up, at the bottom of the right hand panel is a dropdown arrow that says Transformation. When I clicked on the dropdown arrow, it showed the blown up size. When I changed it to the size I wanted, it exported correctly. I did not have to change the color profiles.

J.J. wrote at 2014-11-02 00:15:22
I have the same problem and am really mad at Corel for their lack of support. I have used the product since its inception and have always praised their product until they started bugging so badly.X3 was likely called that so as not to use the number 13 but I think I got a bad product  

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