Paint taking over my Corel

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  1. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    I installed Corel on this computer that has paint loaded on it, when I go to edit bitmap in Corel it pulls up paint not the Corel bitmap editor.

    I need to use the Corel editor is paint set as the default or something thanks.
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i guess the Video Games and Technology Forum was locked for the day?
     
  3. Matrix Soul

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    What kind of computer are you using? if Mac then just right click on the file and go to "Open With" and choose the right program to open it, Corel Paint would try to open most image files just as Photoshop would try to open most image files.
     
  4. Sol Fury

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    No need for snark, thanks.


    As Matrix Soul said, it should be possible to alter it using Open With from the right-click menu. You can probably (depending on your OS) set it from here to default to that program in future.
     
  5. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    Ya, sorry don't usually post things like this.

    The Corel opens the file fine I imported it in there, since you can only open Corel files in Corel.

    The problem is when you are actually in the program when you go to edit Bitmap within the program that's supposed to pop up the Corel bitmap editor with all the options it usually does on every other computer it opens up paint as the editor.

    It's really weird never had this happen before.

    Windows 7 Corel 13
     
  6. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    In the Corel options, you should find one where you can associate the file types with a specific application. find that and make sure Corel is the bitmap editor selected and not paint.

    If that doesnt work, find a bitmap file, and use "open with" and make sure Corel is the default app
     
  7. jestermon

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    Still didn't work.

    It's not that it opens up with paint, it's that when I'm already in the program and go to the editor in corel that it opens paint from within the Corel program.
     
  8. Tripredacus

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    Corel 13? You mean CorelDRAW 13? Does it open Microsoft Paint because the CorelDRAW suite comes with a program called (Photo) Paint as well.
     
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    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    Ya Corel 13 it has never opened this way before.

    Should I just uninstall paint?
     
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    I don't have your program but I am going to bet there is something in CorelDRAW that lists specific "external" editors. You'll have to check the Options or Preferences or whatever it calls it.
     

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