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    Default edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    Edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program. So I got a picture on the screen how do I make it go to my choosen program to edit the bitmap?
    I ave already setup the part in the options folder.

    Do I double click the picture ?
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    Behzad:
    Double clicking a photo when you are not in the Photo Tool, selects the Photo Tool so you can edit the photo using Xara Designer Pro X's integrated editing features. Double click the photo while in the Photo Tool to invoke the external editor.
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    not all bitmap editiors work this way - just worth noting
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    Thank you both. But there is a problem. When I double click the picture opens up in affinity photo and that is fine, I work on it and then close the tab. It asks for it to be saved, but it only saves it on disk in affinity format. When going back to xara nothing has been changed.
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    like I said it does not always work - some programs work with this function and some do not... it looks like affinity photo does not
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    I know it works with PS and Painter - but I checked and I also get the save dialog with affinity, so I have to assume it is not compatible with this routine.. maybe someone else has got it work...
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    Save the photo from Affinity as a PNG which is the file format Xara works best with.
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    Gary that is irrelevant. It will not implement the changes realtime.
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    Default Re: edit bitmaps using edit bitmaps with this program

    behzad, a long-winded approach is required as Xara outputs images as BMPs, which Affinity can support but does not Export.

    Double-click in Xara in Photo Tool to open "optimised" image in Affinity Photo (AF), assuming you have set his up as the Xara bitmap editor.
    Make changes, AF: Select All & copy.

    AF: Pick File > Open Folder in Explorer. You should get a an Explorer window (MSE) path like C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Xara\XtremePro\16\BitmapEditor\nnnn \.
    In Explorer, right-click on the image [filename] (Optimised).bmp and pick Edit into MS Painter (MSP).
    MSP: Paste & Save.

    Xara will have updated the edited image automatically.

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