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    Corel Draw

    I have put together a family picture in Corel Draw then I copied my whole picture into Photo Paint which is part of Corel Draw and repaired and made some cleanup to my picture then I copied it back into Corel Draw and now its all grouped together without me clicking on group. I am given the option to ungroup and ungroup all and I click on it and it does NOTHING! I would like to make more repairs and I can't ungroup the entire picture in order to work at it. Is there a procedure I'm missing? I have to get this done very soon for a special occasion. Thanks

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    Re: Corel Draw

    This is basically the same situation as in your previous thread (<post:=552,779>post 552,779</post:>). Once you edit a picture in a paint program, all information about individual objects is lost; the picture has been converted to a collection of pixels instead of a collection of drawing objects.

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    Re: Corel Draw

    I'm not familiar with Corel Draw, but in Photoshop, once you "flatten" an image or merge the different elements and layers and save the changes, you can't revert to the original layered state. I'm assuming that you saved the changes before or after using the Photo Paint part of the program.

    For some tips and tutorials for using Corel Draw check out this Google Search.
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    Re: Corel Draw

    Hi Franny

    If you are not already doing this, I suggest:
    NEVER edit your 'Original' Always work with a copy. (eg. open the original, immediately do a 'Save as' with a different file name, and work with the new file.)
    Do a 'Save as' (NOT 'Save') often (after every edit if you are experimenting), adding an identifier suffix to each Save as file name. (eg. picture_01, picture_02, picture_03, etc.).
    When using more then one program to edit the pictures, ALWAYS Save as with a revised file name. Also, ALWAYS save as a copy in the native format of the program as well as in the format that the second program can open (these can have the same suffix as the format will distinguish them).
    As a 'rule of thumb' when using a bitmap editor such as Photo Paint, always Save as in 'tiff' format as most editing programs can open and save as in this format and it preserves detail that jpeg might lose. NOTE that if you save in tiff format from Corel Draw, Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, etc. you will lose the objects/layers.

    I hope this all makes sense and I welcome anyone else to jump in here and expand on what I've written, or coerrect me if I've erred.

    Have a Great day!!!
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