As of today, I cannot "edit bitmap" from within CDR.
I just dropped a png image into a CDR project, then I decided to do some editing before I use it in my project, so I looked to "edit bitmap" but the option wasn't available.
Not uncommon, if its not a proper bitmap yet...so I "convert to bitmap" ...and still the "edit bitmap" option hasn't become available.
I tired converting a vector object to a bitmap to see if the "edit bitmap" appears, but it stays grayed out.
I've only been working in 2018 for a month or two, but I'm sure I have edited bitmaps and would have noticed this problem sooner.
Has something happened recently that has changed this?
Maybe it's due to any Windows update...
You can associate the CPT files with PhotoPaint. it could be done inside the program, but the best way is to select a CPT file, then choose "open with", but isntead to select any program, choose "use other.." and on the following list select PhotoPaint.
Another way is to go to ControlPanel, programs, and choose "repair" installation.
I did the "associate the CPT files with PhotoPaint" thing. But it had no effect.
In PP, the list of "associate file extensions" is long, and absolutely none are checked. I don't understand what this is or what it does, but now CPT is checked...it changed nothing that I can see...should I uncheck it again?
I went to Control Panel and looked for an option to repair the installation...I found nothing. (Running Windows 7)
I popped the Corel2018 disc into the PC, initiated the program by double-clicking the DVD drive (my autoplay is turned off) and then opted for "Repair" (Installation Repair). It took about 4 minutes, and the procedure was done. And now, the "Edit Bitmap" feature is back up and running in CDR!
I hadn't thought about the "Repair" option using the Install Disc...thanks for that!
I was not able to find a repair on the Coreldraw 2018. My edit bitmap is gone also. HELP PLEASE!
"Repair" is on the Control Panel of Windows, under Applications, same place for remove the program, it's an option when you choose uninstall
Try this. Open Draw, go to Tools>Options>Filters and make sure CPT is in the right hand column. I had this issue and CPT was not installed as one of the filters for Draw. If its not there, add it exit out, close Draw and restart it.