‘ve tried to open simple vector files I’ve created in Deneba Canvas ver 8, Paint Shop Pro Pho X2 and n the free app Inkscape… When I open the vector file in Painter IX.5 it opens as a bitmap… I’ve also tried opening the Inkscape & Canvas files in Paint Shop Pro with the same results… I know Painter & PSP can create simple vectors but I would like to get into more complicated/advanced vector graphics…hence the desire to use Inkscape or Canvas… I’ve been following many of Bert Monroy’s excellent tutorials where he creates a complicated vector designs in Illustrator and then opens it in Photoshop for further work on the image…. PSP 9 here and this may or may not be helpful, apparently you save vector objects as shapes in PSP…this was found under the help ‘vector’ in search. You can create your own preset shape by saving any vector object (lines, shapes, or text) and exporting it for subsequent use with the Preset Shape tool. Preset shapes are stored in files called shape libraries, which contain one or more vector objects. Paint Shop Pro’s default shape libraries are located in the Preset Shapes folder of the Paint Shop Pro program folder. By default, your custom preset shapes are saved in the Preset Shapes folder of your My PSP9 Files folder in your My Documents folder. For information on choosing another folder for your preset shapes, see Setting File Locations. Give each object a unique name that will help you identify it. You cannot export multiple objects with the same name. To name objects, see Editing Vector Object Properties. Use the Object Selection tool to select one or more objects to save as preset shapes. To export all objects, make sure none are selected. Note: All of the commands in the Objects menu appear in a context menu that opens when you right-click on objects, contours, or nodes. Selecting vector objects: Use the Object Selection tool to select vector objects. Hold down Shift to select multiple vector objects. For more information, see Selecting Vector Objects. Select the vector object to delete. Note: To delete one object within a group, you must click its name on the Layers palette. On the Materials palette, choose a new foreground or background color or material. The background color controls an object’s fill color. The foreground color controls an object’s line color. For more information, see Using the Materials Palette. Vector properties include the basics of vector objects such as line width, line style, and anti-aliasing. You can also change the name of the object (as it appears on the Layers palette) and change whether the object is visible or not. Object editing tip: You can also edit a vector object’s properties by selecting the object and choosing the Pen tool. Changing the settings in the Tool Options palette will modify the selected object. Click Properties on the Tool Options palette or choose Objects >, Properties to open the Property dialog. Note: You can also open the dialog by double-clicking the object’s name on the Layers palette. Choose the line options (stroke width, join, miter, line style, and anti-alias). For more information, see Drawing Objects. Stroke Clear the check box to choose no line. Mark the check box and pick a color from the color box to choose line color. Fill Clear the check box to choose no fill. Mark the check box and pick a color from the color box to choose fill color. In the Name field, change the name of the object as it appears on the Layers palette. If more than one object is selected, you must change their names using the Layers palette. To make the selected object(s) invisible or visible, clear or mark the Visible check box. (You can also do this by clicking the Visibility Toggle on the Layers palette.) Invisible objects are often used as paths for text. Change object names from the Layers palette: On the Layers palette, right-click the object name and choose Rename from the context menu. Hope it helps, when googling there are suggestions on vector files you may want to look at without using PSP, or possibly opening them in another program to alter. Good luck! The workflow , tools and purpose behind vector based programs (drawing) and raster based programs (bitmap paint) are very different so most programs don’t do both. Even for photoshop it is relatively new. CorelDraw has long allowed you to use vectors and bitmaps together. In most cases, it makes sense to use a vector based drawing program and import bitmaps rather than vice versa. If your interest is in creating ‘complicated/advanced vector graphics,’ you should work in a vector based program. The tools in a bitmap program that includes the ability to use vectors just aren’t as strong. I’ve been watching Bert Monroy’s illustration tutors and he usually starts in Illustrator then moves to Photoshop to finish the art…. Source.