The Export options that are available to you depend on the worktable you are using. Click the Print & Export tab and then Export in the ribbon to see your options.
All three worktables offer Export Image and Export Selection as options. The Metafile option is only available on the Block Worktable and the Facebook option is only available on the Quilt Worktable.
Choose Image to create a high quality image of the worktable – quilt, block or photo. This will create a file (bmp, jpg, gif, tiff, or png) of professional quality that can be used by publishing houses and commercial printers.
Choose Selection to export just a portion of the worktable. This option lets you drag a marquee box around the area to export. Once the area is selected, you can save it as a bmp file or print it. If you’re using the PC version of EQ, you can also copy it to the Windows clipboard.
When exporting from the Block Worktable, you have the additional option of saving a Metafile using the PC version of EQ. Metafiles are resolution independent, so they can be resized without loss of quality. The file created can consist of the line drawing, solid fill color or both line and fill. When you place the metafile in another application, you can manipulate the block by pulling it apart one patch at a time.
When exporting from the Quilt Worktable, you have the additional option of sharing to Facebook. This option lets you share your EQ8 quilt right to your Facebook page. It’s a great way to promote your design work, personal or professional, through social media.