FileSave command does nothing

When writing scripts for Corel PHOTO-PAINT you have probably noticed that sometimes FileSave command doesn't seem to work at all. You want to save your image in a bunch of different formats but what you have is only one image saved first. The rest is missing...

The solution is very simple. The reason for this is that as in UI you cannot save unmodified image. You will notice that Save command becomes grayed out after saving the image until you modify it somehow. Unfortunately script equivalent of File>Save command suffers from the same disease...

The easiest way to overcome this is to modify the image before saving it. Or at least make it so that it appears modified to Photo-Paint. One of the efficient ways to do it is to use ImagePapersize command. Set the paper size to the actual document size and nothing happens to the document but the image will be thought to be modified and Photo-Paint will save it successfully:

.FileOpen "C:\Images\Image1.cpt", 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1
.ImagePapersize sx, sy, 0, 0, 5, 255, 255, 255, 0
.FileSave "C:\Images\Out\Image1.gif", 773, 0

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