Corel Photo Paint 5 will not convert 256 color graphic or any other graphic using the swirl effect. I only get the following message:
Photopaint-condition #1000 Plugin-2466 contact online support. I know 5.0 is pretty old, but it's easy for me to use. PSPX works great but far more complex and I do use it now and again.
instead, the error message occurs. I have installed a newer program, but I like this one. it used to work fine.
I have installed Corel Paint Shop Pro X and it works great, but I don't understand why the old Corel Draw 5 doesn't. Some parts of the program work. It's not entirely in errors.
Practically 15 years old..........which translates to ancient in the world of computers!!!
Have you tried reinstalling the program.
In reply to Jack Ross:
yes I reinstalled the program but , Windows XP doesn't list the program in add/remove programs menu, so I deleted all known files under corel draw or corel 5 and then I reinstalled the program from the disk using the my computer menu and by clicking the icon for setup 1 on the disk contents menu itself. In spite of this the same errors occur in corel photopaint trying to use effects to alter the images I create or other images downloaded on line which could be varied in pixel depth and format. Corel doesn't have a reference to corel draw 5 error messages, just lots of help .txt files which don't address the specific error message in windows xp when I try to use Effects with an image of any type, in particular jaypegs, aka .jpg or Bitmaps, aka .bmp. I know Corel 5 is so old it was made to work with Windows 3.11 for workgroups and that was before mankind.
In reply to lookat:
For better use of CorelDRAW 5.0 under XP you must use VirtualPC, a free Microsoft's emulator software, and install Windows 3.1x under VirtualPC and CorelDRAW 5.0 under Win 3.1x
Along Ariel's recommendation I would suggest that you remove Corel 5 using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility followed by your Anti-virus scan and Malware removers. Then run CCleaner. Run the Cleaner portion of CCleaner first and then the Registry section and remove any instances of Corel 5 you see.
WARNING: You are using these under you own risk. I have had no problem with them but you never know. Good Luck
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