I notice that if a CDR file contains bitmaps in it, the file size would become unreasonably huge.For example, I have a JPEG of 1.61MB. If I import the JPEG into a blank CDR file, with only the JPEG in the file, the CDR file size becomes 8.34MB.
I wonder what are the "excessive" information that is stored in the CDR file which causes the huge jump in file size.
after importing the jpg was it shrunk dimensionally where as it may have started out as a 40" x 50" 72dpi but after reducing the size to 2"ht it's now somewhere around 1200dpi
No. The JPEG is 2ft x 6ft @ 72dpi. The new document is also 2ft x 6ft @ 72dpi.
Not an answer but just an observation. Mind you, I'm working with X7 here. Drew a rectangle (2' x 6') export as jpg @ 72dpi and leaving at 2' x 6'. Import the test jpg and save the corel doc.
You're importing a compressed JPG file Draw enters its actual size into memory.
The exported rectangle JPEG is 975KB, the corel doc is 50KB.