Since I know PHOTO-PAINT (since version X4), it is a problem to zoom (mouse wheel) during drawing a freehand mask. A few month ago I bought CGSX7, and thought that this problem should be fixed - unfortunately not.
The drawn freehand mask get invisible if I zoom with the mouse wheel while the mask isn't finished/closed. If I make another click to draw the next line of the freehand mask, the shown frame of the mask isn't the frame i really drew - the now shown mask is a combination of the last set point, the start point and next-point.
Is this a volitional behavior of PHOTO-PAINT? If so, please can someone explain me what's the idea behind this "malfunction"? Is there a bugfix or workaround?
I get the same behavior in PP X6. (I'm assuming that you are using the Freehand Mask since you refer to points.)
Most likely, this odd behavior comes about because you are switching tools (mask to zoom) in the middle of making the mask. I doubt that the programmer was even aware of this use of the tools. The chance of getting this changed is equal to zero.
I use a simple work around. Put the mask tool in the additive mode. Double click to finish the mask. Zoom. Continue with a new section of the end mask.
I do this all the time with no issues what are your system specs?
Xeon E5450, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360, Win10 1803 (PPX7 and related issue with PP2018 Trial)
but exactly the same behaviour on two other machines (PPX7 only)
C2D P8700, 8 GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 3650, Win10 1703 and
i7-3610QM, 8 GB RAM, Quadro K1000M, Win10 1709
But as I said in this thread before.. I also know this issue from older versions of PP on other machines.
Yes the AMD video cards have been a reoccurring issue. I also find the Xeon processors seem to not perform well with CorelDRAW and 8GB of RAM to be too low, I use 32 but I believe 16 GB of RAM is not too bad.