importing bitmap images

I’m finding that in both TB 2.5 and 3.0 (with the beta service pak), importing any bitmap background image format closes the program. I’ve tried it on tifs, bmps, jpegs, targa, and png files. Importing vector backgrounds from Illustrator works fine, but then I don’t have that “soft” quality I want.

I’m running a Dell Dimensi9on 8400 with Pentium 4, 3.2 Ghz, 1 GB ram. OS is Xp service pak 2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have the same problem while trying to use my own textures to Bucket Fill my characters and also when importing Bitmap backgrounds.

It’s really very frustrating! I hope someone has a solution. It’s a relief to know that I’m not the only one with this problem. I thought there was something wrong with my PC (Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, nVidia GeForce 6200, 1 GB Transcend RAM), but I guess it’s a software problem, right?

Can this be fixed? If so how???