Can please somebody verify what I see in CorelDraw 2019
a) Import a bitmap
b) Use the node tool to drag the edges of the bitmap so it look e.g. like this
c) Add a bitmap effect. Use Gausian Blur.
d) The bitmap is blurred, but the editing of the nodes in step b has gone. The bitmap borders are a rectangle again.
e) Use Undo
f) the bluring is undone. The bitmaps is still a rectangle. The editing of the nodes is like they never happened :-(
Some bitmap filters (like Gausian Blur) have this behaviour on my machine - but not all.
Can someone please verify that this isn't just on my machine.
I see this, too.
If I do similar node editing on a bitmap in X7, and then apply Motion Blur, the node editing on the bitmap is lost; blur is applied to the whole original bitmap. So, perhaps this is an old problem that has been carried forward all the way to 2019!
As a workaround in 2019, you might group the node-edited bitmap with another object - e.g., some small invisible object in the middle of the bitmap. You can then apply non-destructive effects to the group.
That has the limitation that the group is a control group, so you aren't free to do further node editing on the bitmap without first removing the non-destructive effects.
Will try that. Its a bit a pain, since when it happens there is no undo. Let's hope it will become fixed soon.