updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 2 minutes

Working with images

Images toolbox

Resize / Crop

To resize an image, click a blue transform handle and drag.

Hold the / ALT key while dragging to resize from the center.

You can also resize by typing values directly in the Width and Height boxes in the Inspector panel.

To crop the image, select it with the Subselect tool D or double-click it.

Click the blue corners or edges, and drag to crop.

Click and drag the orange corner markers to round the corners.

To move the image inside the frame, click and drag it.

To confirm and apply cropping and exit cropping mode, do any of the following:

  • press Esc key
  • clickModify > Confirm Cropping
  • change to another tool, for example the Pointer tool by pressing V
  • while in cropping mode, right-click and select Confirm Cropping

If you resized, rotated, or cropped an image and you want to reset it to its original state, you can use the Original size option on the Inspector panel. If you want to reset only the Crop, use the No crop button on the Inspector panel.

You can replace the image with the Replace button, also on the Inspector panel. A dialog to browse for the image opens to select the new image. All the transformations and effects applied to the original image are preserved.


Available on Modify > Flatten.

With Flatten, you can convert selected elements to a single 72 dpi image in both vectors and bitmaps. This helps reduce file size.

Vectorize image

Vectorize image converts pixel color information into geometric shapes, transforming a bitmap image into a vector shape. Click Modify > Path > Vectorize image.

The original image is deleted after vectorizing.

For more complex bitmap images, the result can vary. Vectorizing works best for simple geometric graphics, such as logos or icons.


Be careful: If you vectorize a detailed image, the result can be a very complex path, which can affect the performance of Corel Vector.


Note: When possible, use original vector shapes rather than vectorized images.