I created a bitmap in draw 15" x 131" then right clicked the image and selected "Edit Bitmap". The image grew to 19" X 131"... I did this again just to verify and got the same results. I resamled the image back to 15". This is a big concern as we process all our printed images this way. Somebody please advise.
Having done some more tests, the conclusion I come to is that photopaint X6 is completely incapable of behaving sensibly with any image that has a different horizontal and vertical resolution.
I don't think it is specific to an image handed over from CorelDraw. PP gets confused if you set a different H and V resolution even within PP itself.
This needs to be fixed! :) Thanks!
Hi Cobaidh!I tried it here too...The exact same issue happens also!!!The bitmap grows!!!!!!!!!!!! What the???
May I ask if you first made a document in CorelDRAW and then converted to Bitmap?
Did you then select the bitmap and then click edit btimap?
When you clicked edit bitmap, then did the bitmap change when still inside CorelDRAW or did it open the bitmap in PHOTO-PAINT?
I did see a change in size height when opened in Photo-Paint, but width kept.
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Did you do any of the following to the bitmap in Draw before Edit Bitmap:
1. Change the size by either dragging a bounding box handle or change the dimension numerically from Property Bar or Transformation docker?
2. Change the size by dragging the nodes with Shape tool?
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Yes I clicked "edit Bitmap" and it did not change sizes in Coreldraw. I have two monitors with draw on one and PP on the other. I can see the sizes on both screens.
I did this several times just to make sure it was not someing I did. This is a common task that we do all the time and is clearly a glitch.
I tried it again this morning and got the same results...
Cobaidh :I created a bitmap in draw 15" x 131"
What resolution was the image? And when did you first notice the size change? In photopaint while editing it, or when back in CorelDraw after the edit?
Did you also notice whether the resolution had changed as well as the size? In particular, did you notice at any time that the horizontal and vertical resolutions were different (and, presumably, they both started off the same) ?
I tried drawing a box 15" x131 the same size and converting it to 300dpi bitmap. I then clickeed "edit Bitmap" and it grew again in height.
I had another person in the office do the same thing and got same results... the height % changes to 131% The Aspect Ratio "on" is not defaulting.
15H x 131W @ 300dpi X6 is not keeping aspect ratio... If i select it manually it corrects the issue.
This does not happen at 100dpi it seems to only happen at 300dpi. If it was a resoulution issue then it should have been the width not the height that was effected.
Cobaidh :it grew again in height.
So, 15" is the width and 131" the height?
I was testing the other way round. Will try it again when I get a moment.
nope... 15" is the original height x 131" @300 dpi
I think we need to take this step by step.
First of all, when you convert the 131 x 15" (width should always be the first value) object to a 300 dpi bitmap, you hit the 30,000 pixel limit (131 x 300 = 39,300) and therefore the resolution will be limited to 229 dpi for the width. The bitmap will be 131 x 15" at 229 x 300 dpi.
Then tell us the exact steps. You're taking it to PhotoPaint via "Edit Bitmap..." and then what do you do in PP?
If I do this and make any change, like adding a line or whatever, in PhotoPaint, and then just exit PP and save the changes, the bitmap is still 131 x 15" at 229 x 300 dpi in Draw. What step have I missed?