open .png in P22 = crash

Tried various files, made by Corel, iconxxxx.png

open via menu in Painter 2022 yields instant P22 crash and closes Painter

I was simply going to make a new version of an icon to use as a custom icon.

This has happened several times, over a couple weeks, opening different .png files

Everything else P22 works OK (except search functions still).

My workaround is to open, modify, save .png or .jpg using Photoshop, and use those new custom icon files in P22 and they work OK; as custom icons in custom palettes (yay! that is fixed for me in P22; was broken in P21).

Anyone else with same experience P22 crashing on opening .png files?