I recently purchased CorelDRAW x6 after buying a new computer
(Windows 7, 64-bit). Up until now I have been using Paint Shop Pro 9 on
an XP system and I've been wanting to upgrade my graphic editing
program, so this seemed like a good chance.
I had read that DRAW
could open *.pspimage files, but upon actually trying to open them, I
received the "File is not importable" error. I did a little more digging
through the program's own Help topics and found this:
The.PspImage file format is the native format for Corel Paint Shop Pro.
You can import .PspImage files versions 9 and 10 that are in the RGB
color mode (24- or 48-bit).
This file format is not supported by the 64-bit version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
(bold for emphasis)
So I'm a little confused. It says I can but then...I can't?
And if that's true, is there no way around it, like a plug-in or
something? I've tried Googling around but have come up empty handed. I
am disappointed that I can't open my older files right now, especially
since I had been under the impression and confidence that it would open.
In fact I can't find anything saying otherwise, but that could be
because I just haven't searched for the right thing.
PSP9 does still work on my system, though it requires the computer to
change its setting to classic Windows. It's not that big of an issue, so
if there really is no solution, I can just use it for my older/current
files and use DRAW for new projects since I do want to try using it for
newer projects. But it would be nice if I could just use one program
rather than have two sitting on my computer.
Any advice, confirmation, or any other help would be greatly appreciated.
I do not use PSP much in my workflow. So I have no idea about 64 Bit import ability of the application. But I think you can save the file as Tiff, Jpg or some other format from PaintShop Pro and then get (import) it in DRAW.
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Thanks for the replies!
@Anand: Unfortunately I would lose my working layers if I went that route, so I wouldn't be able to fully edit or manipulate the layers. Though I could probably do that with the files that I had not done much editing yet (I was saving them for DRAW).
@FosterCoburn: I tried using the 32-bit, but no dice. It still wouldn't open or import the files, unless there's another step or something I missed? Also, I was curious as to why you recommended PHOTO-PAINT for this.
Aah, all right, gotcha. Thank you!
PSP 9 is very old I have X3 and Ibeliev X4 if memory serves PP is not able to open native PSP files.