Corel Corporation - 10/22/2014
New Corel Digital Signage Offers Effortless Digital Display Solution
Corel® today released Corel Digital Signage™, its brand new digital display solution for small businesses. Powered by SmarterSign, the program helps
businesses create and display compelling content in a matter of minutes. This powerful, yet easy-to-use, web-based software program allows users to
showcase dynamic, high-quality content such as menu boards, videos, local weather, special offers and Twitter feeds for one low monthly cost, with
no long-term contract.
“We are very excited to be launching Corel Digital Signage,” said Gérard Métrailler, Vice President, Product Management, CorelDRAW. “Digital signage is
a fantastic way to promote your business locally. We can now give small businesses access to the same technology that larger businesses have, in a
simple, do-it-yourself way that delivers professional results at a very low cost. Corel Digital Signage gives these small businesses the ability to get up and
running with digital signage in no time.”
Complete Content Creation, Management, Scheduling and Playback
Corel Digital Signage contains a variety of easy-to-use features that allow users to quickly create and display personalized, relevant and up-to-date
information on a TV screen. It includes hundreds of customizable, professionally designed templates, and a simple drag-and-drop workflow that lets
anyone create impressive digital signage in minutes.
Once users are happy with their results, it only takes one click to get the digital sign live. Simply connect a computer with Windows 7 or 8 to a TV screen,
and the content will display. Corel Digital Signage is a web-based service, so it’s easy to modify and schedule content from any Windows or Mac OS
computer with a web browser, no matter where you are. The player software automatically displays the latest content.
Whether it’s in a store, lobby, office or at an event, business owners can produce high-quality digital signage without any technical or design experience.
Availability and Pricing
Corel Digital Signage is offered with a no-risk, 15-day trial period and is available in North America for $29.95/month (USD).
Corel Corporation - 3/27/2014
New CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Gives Users the Power to Design
Corel® today introduced CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, the latest version of its flagship graphics suite. With a redesigned and highly customizable
user interface, the suite is tailored to each user’s workflow, offering new ways to increase productivity during every step of the design process.
“During the creation of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, we solicited customer input more than ever before,” said Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director,
Product Management – Graphics, Corel. “Each new feature is the result of direct customer feedback. Our goal is to ensure that CorelDRAW users
can get the job done as fast as possible. So, we let them decide how they work with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7.”
This major release features powerful fill capabilities, high DPI, multi-monitor and touchscreen compatibility, and more ways to share content with the
CorelDRAW community. In addition, multi-core and native 64-bit support allows users to run multiple applications and process large files with ease.
The program will help users get started quickly, complete projects efficiently and make the design process their own.
New/Enhanced Time-Saving Features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7:
Workspace Selection: Choose between six pre-set workspaces based on proficiency levels and specific tasks: Lite, Default, Classic, Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced Page Layout or Advanced Illustration
Quick Customization: Tailor the workspace to reflect any workflow by simply adding or removing dockers, tools and other items
Fountain Fills: Get better results faster with total control over fills and transparency; create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency
within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat fills within objects and adjust a fill’s angle
Font Playground: Quickly and easily browse, experiment with and choose the perfect font
Multiple Document Interface: Work with and switch between numerous documents, across multiple monitors, in a tabbed view to streamline any project
Photo-Editing Tools in PHOTO-PAINT: Create unique images with pressure-sensitive liquid tools (Smear, Attract and Twirl) and camera effects
(Bokeh blur, Sepia Toning and Time Machine)
High DPI Support: Get a consistent appearance across devices with high DPI monitors; the interface is easily adapted for touchscreen capability,
making it compatible with the latest PCs, laptops and tablets
QR Code Generator: Create customized QR codes that feature colors, images and text; with one click, make sure the QR code is validated for all
Alignment Guides: Position objects quickly and accurately with suggested alignments to nearby objects
OpenType® Support, including Asian Text: Save time with extended support for OpenType fonts, including Asian fonts, for full control over
Built-in Content Exchange: Collaborate easily by sharing vector, bitmap and fountain fills with the community through this online repository, integrated with
Also Available Today: Companion Apps from Corel
NEW – Patterns (iPhone iOS 7): Create one-of-a-kind patterns from digital photos, then share and sync these patterns with CorelDRAW X7 through the
Corel Content Exchange, or with other applications such as Photoshop. Available for free through the Apple Store
ENHANCED – Designs (Windows 8.1): Find and share images from the Corel Content Exchange, iStockPhoto, Fotolia and other galleries; synchronize
them directly with CorelDRAW through Microsoft OneDrive. This app is free through the Windows Store
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Includes:
CorelDRAW® X7: Intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application
Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X7: Professional image-editing application
Corel® PowerTRACE™ X7: Bitmap-to-vector tracing utility (included in CorelDRAW X7)
Corel® CONNECT™ X7: Browser to access digital content in the Content Exchange and on a local computer
Corel® Website Creator™: Website-design application
Corel® CAPTURE™ X7: One-click screen capture utility
PhotoZoom Pro 3: Plug-in to export and enlarge digital images from Corel PHOTO-PAINT
ConceptShare: Collaboration tool for sharing artwork and ideas with colleagues and clients
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 also includes 10,000 clipart and digital images, 2,000 high-resolution digital photos, 1,000 OpenType fonts, 350
professionally designed templates, 2,000 vehicle templates, 800 frames and patterns, over five hours of training videos and much more.
For a full list of everything included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 and to download a free 30-day trial, please visit www.corel.com/coreldraw.
Corel Gives Users Choice
Corel understands that purchase preference varies between customers. Therefore, customers can purchase CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 in three
Perpetual License: Make a one-time payment and own the product permanently; available as a box or download version
Premium Membership: Add a Premium Membership to a perpetual license for a nominal fee and receive early access to new features, exclusive content
and the next major release of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra cost
Subscription: Pay a monthly or annual fee and use the product for as long as payments are made; receive the same benefits as Premium Membership
Availability and Pricing
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is now available in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Russian,
Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional and Japanese. It can be downloaded at www.corel.com/coreldraw. Shipping begins April 7, 2014. The full
version is priced at $499 USD and the upgrade is $199 USD. Subscription is available for $24.95 USD per month or $198 USD per year. Premium
Membership is available for $99 USD per year. Commercial and educational volume licenses are also available.
Corel Corporation - 11/29/2012
Corel Expands CorelDRAW Membership Program with X6.2 Update
Corel today announced the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6.2 update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 customers. For users with a free
Standard Membership, X6.2 provides the latest performance and stability improvements. For users with a Premium Membership, X6.2 adds a
variety of new functionality including a new alignment and dynamic guides docker, enhancements to the color styles docker and a new Corel®
PHOTO-PAINTT guidelines docker. Plus, X6.2 equips CorelDRAW Premium Members with six new color harmony rules and more preview
options that further simplify the design process.
"Our focus for this update is to provide our users with frequently requested features that support and enhance their graphic design workflow," said
Gérard Métrailler, Sr. Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel. "With X6.2, Premium Members get immediate access to a number of new
time-saving features which won't become available for non-Premium Members until the next major version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is launched.
As we continue to release updates such as X6.2 and beyond, Premium Members will benefit by always being up-to-date and receiving the latest
New Features Available to Premium Members Include:
. Alignment and Dynamic Guides: View, set up and modify alignment guides and dynamic guides more easily and as adjustments are made, the custom
Dynamic Guides update in real-time
. Guidelines Docker: The new Guidelines docker adds the ability to precisely position, rotate and edit guidelines
. Color Styles and Harmonies: Apply a rule to a color harmony to shift all colors according to predetermined logic and create various color
combinations - includes six harmony rules and the ability to create a color harmony from scratch
. Viewing Color Styles: Page sorter view and hint view are now available in the Color styles docker to work with styles more easily
. Previewing styles and style sets: Choose what style or style set to apply to an object by pointing to them in the Object styles docker and then
preview the object attributes that will be applied
. PHOTO-PAINT Alignment Guides: The new Alignment guides docker helps to align objects as they're created, resized or moved in relation to
other nearby objects
. Displaying rulers in PHOTO-PAINT: Rulers can now be displayed by default on new documents
. Setting up Guidelines in PHOTO-PAINT: The new Guidelines docker allows for more precision and is an easier way to add, manage and modify
guidelines including locking them in place
. Premium Content: Extra clipart, digital photos, vector patterns, fonts and more
For CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 Users
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 customers who have signed up for a free Standard Membership or have a Premium Membership can download the
second update (previously known as a "Service Pack"). The X6.2 update delivers stability improvements, enhanced support for digital camera
RAW formats as well as general performance updates.
Corel Corporation - 1/15/2009
Corel Releases Update to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
Corel Corporation today released a new service pack for the award-winning CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4.
Reflecting the top requests from the CorelDRAW user community, the service pack includes expanded RAW
camera support capabilities (including support for Nikon D90 and Canon EOS 1000D/50D), improved Drop
Shadows functionality, and enhanced visual feedback for specific suite functions.
"Our CorelDRAW user community is a highly valued source of ongoing feedback and inspiration and we are
pleased to deliver an update that addresses their top requests," said Gerard Metrailler, Senior Director of Product
Management, Graphics for Corel. "Our community site, CorelDRAW.com, is a meeting place where CorelDRAW
users from around the world can interact together, exchange ideas, and communicate directly with Corel's
development and product management teams, and continues to experience steady growth, month after month."
Corel Corporation - 6/24/2008
Corel Introduces Update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
Ottawa, ON - June 24, 2008 - Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital
media software, today introduced an update to the award-winning CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4. This
service pack includes support for more than 25 new camera RAW formats, and addresses all of the major
issues reported by the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite user community, providing an even more comprehensive
solution to simplify the creative process and optimize the graphic design workflow.
"The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite team is in constant dialogue with our user community and we take their
feedback into account each time we deliver an update or introduce a new product," said Gérard Métrailler,
Senior Director of Product Management, Graphics for Corel. "With this service pack for CorelDRAW Graphics
Suite X4, we have focused on addressing the major feedback provided by our users. We know our software
plays a key role in their creative workflow and we believe this service pack will provide them with an even
better user experience."
The service pack will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch,
Swedish, Finish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Russian. Forthcoming Asian language releases will include this
update without users needing to apply the service pack.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides users with the tools, resources and confidence to tackle a wide variety
of projects - from logos and Web graphics, to multipage brochures, to high impact signage and digital displays.
The trusted choice of millions of professional and aspiring designers worldwide, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
remains the only professional-level graphics suite Certified for Windows Vista and offering full support for
"I've been working with the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 since its inception and this program rocks! "
said Bob Friedman, CEO of Pams Press Graphic Design. "Most importantly, this service pack has addressed
the areas that were most important to my business workflow. It's my pleasure to continue to work with Corel
software because the company is always on top of its game in producing tomorrow's technology today."
Corel Corporation - 2/12/2008
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 Now Shipping Worldwide
Ottawa, ON - February 12, 2008 - Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital
media software, today announced that its award-winning graphics suite, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4, is
now shipping. The latest version of the suite is immediately available for purchase around the world in English,
rench, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
A comprehensive suite of intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitmap-to-vector tracing
applications, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite includes new features designed to fuel the creative process, simplify
project management and optimize the graphic design workflow. Additionally, it is fully integrated with Bitstream's
WhatTheFont(TM) service and CorelDRAW ConceptShare(TM), two leading web applications that accelerate
the design process by providing users with easy online access to font identification and client feedback. In
addition, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite remains the only professional-level graphics suite Certified for Windows
Vista and offering full support for Windows XP. The latest version of the suite continues to offer the industry's
best combination of usability, performance and price.
"Our goal with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 was to deliver a superior user experience through improved
usability, enhanced interactivity and a streamlined workflow," said Gérard Métrailler, Director, Product
Management, Graphics at Corel. "Since we first announced the new suite last month, we have received an
overwhelmingly positive reaction from users and we look forward to the international response now that the
suite is widely available."
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides users with the tools, resources and confidence to tackle a wide
variety of projects - from logos and Web graphics, to multipage brochures, to high impact signage and digital
displays. The trusted choice of millions of professional and aspiring designers worldwide, CorelDRAW Graphics
Suite X4 is available for a suggested retail price of $429 US for the full version and $199 US for the upgrade.
Corel Corporation - 1/22/2008
CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X4 Unveiled Today
Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media
software, today unveiled the newest version of its award-winning graphics suite, CorelDRAW® Graphics
Suite X4. With more than 50 new and significantly enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides
users with the tools, resources and confidence to tackle a wide variety of projects - from logos and Web
graphics, to multipage brochures, to high impact signage and digital displays. New text and page-layout
enhancements, market-leading file format compatibility, and an expanded collection of high-quality content
make this powerful suite the ultimate design partner, helping users turn inspiration into stunning results.
A comprehensive suite of intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitmap-to-vector tracing
applications, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the trusted choice of millions of professional and aspiring designers
worldwide. The latest version of the suite includes new tools designed to fuel the creative process, simplify
project management, and optimize the graphic design workflow.
"As we developed the newest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, we consulted with users from a wide
variety of industries. We sat with them to observe how they worked, gathering their feedback on how we could
create an even better user experience," said Gérard Métrailler, Director, Product Management, Graphics at
Corel. "The end result is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 - a suite that provides users with easy-to-use tools
that deliver outstanding results, while also having a dramatic and positive impact on their day to day productivity".
Delivering a Superior User Experience Through Improved Usability, Enhanced Interactivity, and Streamlined
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 features more than 50 new and significantly enhanced features, including:
New! Live text formatting: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 introduces live text formatting, allowing users to preview
text formatting options before applying them to a document. With this time-saving feature, users can now preview
many different formatting options, including fonts, font size, and alignment, removing the "trial-and-error" typically
associated with the design process.
New! Font identification: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 now integrates with WhatTheFont™, the online font
identification service from MyFonts.com. Users can save time by quickly identifying the font used in existing
bitmap designs, artwork or other images received from clients.
New! Independent page layers: Users can now control and edit layers independently for each page of a
document, reducing the occurrence of pages with empty layers. Users can also add independent guidelines for
individual pages and master guidelines for an entire document. This gives users the ability to create different
layers on a page-specific basis, unconfined by a single document structure.
New! Interactive tables: The new, interactive Table tool in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets users create
and import tables to provide a powerful, structured layout for text and graphics. Users can easily align, resize, or
edit tables and table cells to suit their designs. In addition, users can convert delimited text and easily add and
adjust images in individual cells.
Enhanced! Windows Vista® integration: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the only professional graphics suite
Certified for Windows Vista®. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 has been designed to take advantage of the
latest innovations from Windows Vista, while still offering a superior experience for Windows® XP users.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 integrates with the desktop search capabilities of Windows Vista directly from
within the Open and Import dialog boxes, enabling users to search for files by author, subject, file type, date,
keywords, or other file properties. Users can also easily add their own keywords, ratings or other notes when
saving files in order to better organize their projects.
New! CorelDRAW® ConceptShare™ integration: The new CorelDRAW® ConceptShare™ docker, accessible from
within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, integrates a valuable online collaboration tool directly within the user
workflow. In a Web-based environment, CorelDRAW ConceptShare lets users share their designs and ideas
with colleagues or clients in real time. Users can easily create multiple workspaces, upload their designs, and
invite others to provide feedback or submit their own ideas without sending large files over email.
New! File format support: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 maintains its position as market leader in file format
compatibility by adding support for Microsoft® Office Publisher. Users can also expect seamless compatibility
with Microsoft Word 2007, Adobe Illustrator® Creative Suite® 3, Adobe Photoshop® CS3, PDF 1.7 (Adobe®
Acrobat® 8), AutoCAD® DXF™ and AutoCAD® DWG™, and Corel Painter™ X, making it easier than ever to
exchange files with clients and colleagues.
New! Professionally designed templates: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes 80 professionally designed
and customizable templates, giving users a springboard to the design process. Flexible and easy to customize,
the templates are accompanied by Designer Notes that provide information on the design choices made for the
template, tips for outputting a design based on the template, and instructions for customizing the template while
still adhering to design principles.
New! Specialized fonts: An extended selection of new fonts in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 helps users
ensure their output is optimized for its intended audience. This specialized collection of fonts includes single-line
engraving fonts and OpenType® cross-platform fonts, which offer enhanced language support for Latin, Greek,
and Cyrillic outputs in WGL4 format.
New! Welcome screen: With a new Welcome screen, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides users with a
centralized location to access recently used documents, templates, and learning tools, which include Tips &
Tricks and video tutorials. To inspire users, the Welcome screen also includes a gallery that showcases designs
created by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users from around the world.
New Additions to Corel PHOTO-PAINT®
New! RAW camera file support: Corel PHOTO-PAINT® now includes support for RAW camera file formats,
enabling users to import RAW camera files directly from their digital camera. With support for approximately 300
different camera types and interactive controls that provide real-time previews, users can view file properties
and camera settings, adjust image color and tone, and improve image quality, all from within Corel PHOTO-
PAINT X4 and CorelDRAW X4.
New! Straighten image: Using Corel PHOTO-PAINT, users can quickly and easily straighten images that were
scanned or photographed at an angle. With interactive controls, a grid with vertical and horizontal guidelines,
and an integrated histogram that provides results in real time, PHOTO-PAINT makes it easier than ever to
straighten crooked images. In addition, users can choose to have their images automatically cropped.
Enhanced! Tone Curve adjustments: With the enhanced Tone Curve dialog box, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4
users can adjust their images with greater precision. With an integrated histogram, users now receive real-time
feedback as they make adjustments to their images. In addition, the new Eyedropper tool lets users pinpoint
specific color locations on the tone curve of their image, as well as select, add, or delete nodes along the tone
"With the release of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, Corel continues to set the industry standard for graphics
power, ease-of-use and productivity," said Ariel Garaza Diaz, Professor and Expert in Graphic Design and
Prepress, Madrid, Spain. "Adding innovative features like live text formatting and providing support for an even
wider variety of file formats further demonstrates Corel's commitment to providing users with superior performance,
value and productivity."
What Is Included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 continues to offer the industry's best combination of usability, performance, and
price. The latest version of the award-winning suite includes the following core applications and content:
CorelDRAW® X4: An intuitive vector-illustration and page layout application, CorelDRAW X4 delivers results fast,
whether users are creating a company logo or working to meet demanding production schedules.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT® X4: Corel PHOTO-PAINT is a professional image-editing application that lets users
quickly and easily retouch and enhance photos. It is specifically designed for use in a graphics workflow.
Corel® PowerTRACE™ X4: Professional designers often receive poor-quality bitmap images from clients and
face the challenge of turning these bitmaps into high-quality vector images for business cards, brochures, signs,
or other promotional items. Corel PowerTRACE X4 solves this problem by letting users quickly and accurately
convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics.
Corel CAPTURE™ X4: A one-click screen-capture utility, Corel CAPTURE X4 lets users capture images from
an application or the Internet.
CorelDRAW® Handbook - Insights from the Experts: The new CorelDRAW Handbook features the designs
of accomplished CorelDRAW experts. Providing step-by-step guidance and design insights, experts from a
variety of industries demonstrate the power and versatility of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4.
Training videos: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes two hours of training videos on DVD. Topics include
illustration, design, and image-editing fundamentals, industry-specific design principles, and output details for
various media, such as print or the Web.
CorelDRAW® community site: Accessible from within the application, the CorelDRAW.com community site
gives users a place to meet, share information and learn from other users. Combining forums, blogs, galleries,
and other resources, CorelDRAW.com is a valuable source of information and inspiration for professional
designers and occasional graphics users alike.
Increased content with more than 10,000 handpicked, high-quality clipart and digital images: CorelDRAW
Graphics Suite X4 includes 4,000 new images, 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos, 1,000
OpenType® fonts - content worth thousands of dollars if purchased separately. The suite also includes a printed
User Guide, Digital Content Guide, and a Quick Reference Card to help new users get started quickly.
Pricing and Availability
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 will be available in North America for a suggested retail price of $429 US for the
full version and $199 US for the upgrade. The latest version of the suite will be available in English, French,
German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese beginning in February 2008.
For more information on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 or to download a full-featured, free trial version, please
Corel Corporation - 6/6/2007
Introducing the New CorelDRAW.com Community Site
Ottawa, Canada - June 6, 2007 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that it has
launched http://coreldraw.com/, a new online community for users of the CorelDRAW® family of products -
including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite and Corel® DRAWings® . This new
community site is the first in a series that Corel will be launching to support its various user communities.
Built by Corel to foster the exchange of independent, user-generated content, the site gives CorelDRAW
community members around the world a single place where they can share information, learn from other users,
and discover each other's businesses and services. Designed to fuel inspiration, CorelDRAW.com combines
forums, blogs and galleries for design professionals and graphic hobbyists alike. Forums are available in English,
French, German and Spanish, serving an international audience.
"Since we launched the site a few weeks ago, we've been thrilled to see the tremendous response from
community members. Within days, there were hundreds of active participants on CorelDRAW.com," said
Gerard Metrailler, Senior Product Manager Graphics for Corel. "This independent, open forum is designed to
foster the CorelDRAW community by supporting them with a venue that's fueled by their own content. Here,
users can discuss their favorite product and share insights on the amazing work they create with our software."
All users of the CorelDRAW family of products are invited to participate regularly to gain information, insights
and advice from Corel graphics software gurus working in a number of industries including design, engraving,
promotional products, screen printing, sign making and embroidery. Forum discussions cover a variety of Corel
graphics tools including CorelDRAW, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®, Corel PowerTRACE®, Corel DESIGNER and
Corel DRAWings. User feedback and experience have always been a critical component of Corel's product
development process. This new community is designed to ensure that Corel gains an even deeper understanding
of its customers' workflows and is delivering new tools and updates that meet their specific needs.
Corel Corporation - 2/6/2007
Corel Introduces Corel® Painter(TM) X
Ottawa, Canada, February 6, 2007 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that
Corel® Painter(TM) X, the world's most powerful painting and illustration software, is now available for pre-order
from www.corel.com/painterx. The latest version of Corel Painter continues its focus on giving professional artists,
designers and photographers a natural painting and illustration experience that is unmatched by any other software.
Delivering the next-generation art studio, Corel Painter X blurs the line between traditional and digital art like
never before. Working closely with professionals including entertainment artists, commercial designers and
photographers, the Corel Painter team explored the relationship between the artist's hand and the canvas.
As a result, Corel Painter X sets the standard with the introduction of unparalleled performance, new composition
tools and the revolutionary RealBristle(TM) Painting System that provides an organic painting and illustration
experience - right down to the individual bristles on the brush.
"Throughout the development of Corel Painter X, we turned to our customers - including some of the industry's
top artists, designers and photographers - to ensure that we were delivering the ultimate art studio for creating
their masterpieces. We asked them to give us their perspectives on the essence of Corel Painter and what it
meant to them and their work. 'Art and Passion' was the resounding response. These inspirational themes
guided us throughout our development and set the tone for the entire application. As a result, Corel Painter X
is the most natural, organic and powerful version yet," said Rick Champagne, Product Manager for Corel Painter.
Industry Leading Professionals Praise Corel Painter X
"Corel Painter X is by far the most advanced and intuitive painting program in existence today. The new Divine
Proportion Composition tool puts the compositional secrets of the masters in the palm of your hand," said Andrew
Jones, Corel Painter Master, respected game industry concept artist and co-founder of ConceptArt.org, a leading
concept-art online community. "To put it simply, Corel Painter continues to evolve and push the limits, allowing
me to realize my imagination's manifestations."
"Just when I thought that Painter was the best ever, here comes Corel Painter X with more amazing surprises!
The new RealBristle brushes take Corel Painter to a whole new level, delivering an experience that is more
natural than I ever thought possible. Moreover, as an instructor, the powerful Customize Workspace feature is
a dream come true, allowing me to share possibilities with my students that weren't available until now," said Fay
Sirkis, Corel Painter Master, Canon Print Master, and renowned instructor and artist who specializes in Photo-
Painted Portraiture (www.faysartstudio.com). "Anyone who wants to take their photographs to the next level
must have Corel Painter X."
"Corel Painter is huge part of my everyday workflow as a concept artist and illustrator, enabling me to put
anything I can dream up on my canvas," said Philip Straub, Corel Painter Master and Art Director for EA Games.
"Trained as a traditional artist, I love how authentic the new RealBristle technology feels. With an amazing
collection of powerful new features, Corel Painter X continues to give the digital art community the most
comprehensive tool set on the planet!"
New Features in Corel Painter X Redefine the Standard for Natural-Media®!
New! RealBristle Painting System - The RealBristle Painting System heightens the responsiveness of the brush
for the artist and represents a major milestone in digital painting. RealBristle brushes faithfully replicate traditional
art media with individual bristles that blend and splay, as in the traditional world. Artists can experience the
sensation of the interaction between the paint, canvas and brush like never before.
New! Composition Tools - Corel Painter X adds new Composition Tools to the tool box, enabling artists, designers
and photographers to quickly and easily compose their images. The new Divine Proportion composition tool
provides guidelines that follow the Divine Proportion (also known as the Golden Ratio) to enable artists to
compose their images like the Masters. The new Layout Grid composition tool provides guidelines that follow
photography's Rule of Thirds, but can be customized to other desired grid patterns.
Enhanced! Photo-Painting System - It's now easier than ever for photographers to create beautiful paintings
from photos! Building on the strength of the Photo-Painting Palettes in Corel Painter IX.5, significant new
enhancements provide users with more control and intelligence throughout the photo-painting process. Additions
to the Underpainting Palette include color schemes based on various media styles, such as Impressionist,
Classical, Modern, Watercolor, Sketchbook and Chalk Drawing. Users can now also choose a color scheme
that matches the colors of any open image. The Auto-Painting palette has been significantly updated with the
introduction of the new Smart Stroke Painting option which applies brush strokes that follow the forms of the
original photo. Smart Stroke Painting changes brush size, stroke length and pressure based on the detail and
focal areas of the original image.
New! Match Palette effect - Artists can now easily match the color and intensity between two images. Open an
image that features a desired color scheme and use the Match Palette effect to apply it to another image. The
Match Palette effect includes controls for color, color variation, brightness, brightness variation and intensity.
This effect can be accessed on its own or found as part of the enhanced Photo-Painting Palettes.
New! Universal Mixer palette - Artists now have greater control over color selection when using any bristle brush.
For multicolor selection, the new Universal Mixer palette gives artists better control over color blending between
the Mixer palette and the canvas.
Performance and Productivity
Enhanced! Speed - Corel Painter X delivers speed improvements in areas including brush performance, opening
and saving RIFF files, and rendering effects. The most dramatic speed improvements will be experienced by
customers running Intel®-based Macintosh® computers, although all customers will experience speed
enhancements in various aspects of the application.
New! Universal binary for Macintosh - With support for Universal binary specifications, Corel Painter X is optimized
for Intel-based Macintosh computers.
New! Workspace Manager - Now it's easy to backup, share or switch between customized workspaces. For
example, artists can create easily accessible, customized environments for activities like sketching, photography
and painting. The Workspace Manager is also useful for educators who want to streamline Corel Painter X to suit
curriculum and quickly add a customized workspace on every student's computer. In addition, custom brushes
can now be quickly exported and shared with others in the community.
New! Dodge and Burn tools - Dodge and burn capabilities have been improved with the addition of two new
image enhancement tools to the toolbox. The Dodge tool enables artists to lighten specific areas of an image,
while the Burn tool can be used to darken specific areas of an image. Dodging and burning are often used to
prepare a photograph for painting.
Enhanced! Color Management - The enhanced Color Management System ensures accurate color reproduction
between devices and print jobs. Now, users only have to set up their Color Management options once and Corel
Painter X retains those settings until further adjustments are made. With support for industry standard ICC4.0
color profiles, Corel Painter X enables artists to focus specifically on their work.
New! Windows Vista(TM) support - Corel Painter X is designed to run on Windows Vista.
Enhanced! Mac OS® X support - Corel Painter X supports the latest operating system from Apple.
Enhanced! Adobe® Photoshop® support - Layer behavior is very similar to Adobe Photoshop, making it simple
to move files between the applications. Files saved to the Photoshop (PSD) file format open in Corel Painter,
with layer masks, alpha channels and layer sets (groups) maintained. Enhancements include easier layer
grouping and combining, and improved support for layer merge modes. Corel Painter X also supports many
Photoshop plug-ins for Mac OS X.
Enhanced! Wacom support - With Corel Painter X, artists can use the entire Wacom product line - including
the Cintiq® 21 UX interactive pen display and the Intuos®3 pen tablet. In addition, the new RealBristle Painting
System and the Wacom 6D Art Pen work together to take digital painting to an unprecedented level of realism.
New! Printed User Guide - Including a Corel Painter artists' gallery, the Corel Painter X User Guide is a beautiful,
color-printed manual that provides helpful information and fast solutions for new and long-time users.
New! Jeremy Sutton training videos - For guidance and inspiration, customers can access a new collection of
downloadable step-by-step training videos created by well-known Corel Painter Master Jeremy Sutton. Additional
training videos by Jeremy Sutton are available for purchase.
New! "Painter on the 'Net" tab in the Welcome book - New "Painter on the 'Net" tab provides links to Painter
community resources online and monthly Tips & Tricks. In addition, the Welcome book provides quick access
to recently used files, brush tracking and color management settings, while showcasing artwork from renowned
Corel Painter artists.
The Historic Painter Can Returns in a Special Limited Edition!
In addition to offering full, upgrade and education versions of Corel Painter X, Corel is honoring the Painter
tradition with the release of the Corel Painter X Limited Edition Can. This Limited Edition release includes the
full Corel Painter X software and User Guide, plus the complete "Learning Corel Painter X with Jeremy Sutton"
DVD-ROM, the Corel Painter X collectors' poster and the Corel Painter X Composition tool.
Pricing and Availability
The English version of Corel Painter X, offered in a full version, upgrade version, education edition and Limited
Edition Painter Can, is available for pre-order starting today through Corel and select partners. English version
box product will be available through Corel and reseller partners in late February 2007. Japanese, French, Italian
and German versions of Corel Painter X will be available throughout the spring of 2007.
Suggested retail pricing for Corel Painter X in the US and Canada is $429 for full, $229 for upgrade and $99 for
the education edition. The Limited Edition Painter Can is available for $499.
For more information about Corel Painter X, to pre-order or download the full-featured trial version (which can be
purchased today as full product electronic download), please visit www.corel.com/painterx.
Corel Corporation - 10/17/2006
Corel Announces Support for Production Ready Art Standards
Ottawa, Canada - October 17, 2006 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) is pleased to announce its
support of the new Production Ready Art Standards endorsed by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). The
recently announced Production Ready Art Standards are specifically designed to ensure that professionals in
the advertising specialty industry have a common set of guidelines to simplify the acceptance and transfer of
electronic artwork for the production of advertising specialty products. The Production Ready Art Standards
committee has designated CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite as an industry-standard graphics application and
CorelDRAW (.cdr) as a preferred file format for design professionals in the growing advertising specialty market.
Designed to establish a universal process to create, store and transfer production ready artwork, the Production
Ready Art Standards include a list of approved graphics software and formats. The standards will make it easier
for suppliers and distributors to integrate new processes that enhance their business operations, improve
turnaround time for their clients, and enable them to allot more of their time to selling.
"Every design professional knows that the success of each project begins with clean, professional and
well-designed artwork. They rely on professional tools like CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 to ensure that their
output is flawless, every time," said Nick Davies, Corel's General Manager Graphics. "We are pleased that
ASI and its partners have established a set of standards to help ensure that professionals in the advertising
specialty industry are creating and receiving the best quality graphics possible. Choosing the right graphics
software and file formats is critical to simplifying the design-to-production process and delivering the quality
results your customers expect."
"CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a long-time standard in the advertising specialty industry and its professional
capabilities and ease of use make it a favorite among ASI members and other design pros," said Jay Busselle,
Member of the Production Ready Art Standards Committee and General Manager of Digital Art Solutions.
"CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is ideally suited for the advertising specialty industry because it offers companies
everything they need for their graphics workflow - including vector illustration, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and a
powerful image editor - all while delivering unmatched ease of use and value. This comprehensive suite is a truly
unique offering in the professional graphics software market."
According to the Annual Industry Sales Analysis from ASI, advertisers spent a record $17.8 billion on advertising
specialties in 2005, an increase of 5.1 percent versus the prior year. ASI defines an advertising specialty to
include any item that can be imprinted with a logo or slogan and designed to promote a company, organization,
product, service, special achievement or event.
Corel Corporation - 1/17/2006
Corel Introduces CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3
January 17, 2006 Ottawa, ON Corel Corporation today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning graphics
suite, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3. With more than 40 new and enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics
Suite X3 will be available for purchase to customers around the world in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch,
Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese in February 2006.
Whether they are design professionals on deadline or small business owners creating their own marketing
materials, customers will enjoy a significant productivity boost from CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3. The suite
simplifies the design process for projects of any scale, including logo creation, professional marketing brochures,
and eye-catching signs. Customers choose CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 because it delivers a combination
of superior design capabilities, speed, ease of use, and affordability that's unmatched in the graphics software
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 has been designed with an unprecedented level of customer interaction and
input. Corel product team members work closely with customers from various industries, gathering their feedback
and spending days at their deskside to watch how they work. As a result, the latest version of the suite
addresses customer needs better than ever before. Graphics professionals and business users will find new
enhancements and features that will have a dramatic impact on their day-to-day productivity.
"Corel products are created with a commitment to a single overarching mission to provide powerful and
easy-to-use tools that deliver outstanding results and value. The latest version of our award-winning suite is
solid proof of the positive impact this philosophy has on our customers," said Nick Davies, General Manager
Graphics for Corel. "We've deepened our customer interaction, taking our understanding of users' needs to a
whole new level. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 has raised the standard for ease of use and productivity across
the graphics industry."
With more than 40 new enhancements, top highlights in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 include:
- New Corel® PowerTRACE Integrated into CorelDRAW X3, Corel® PowerTRACE enables users to quickly
and easily convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics. For control and flexibility, Corel PowerTRACE generates
a color palette, enabling users to easily pick which colors appear in the traced result and quickly convert them
to the appropriate color mode (including spot colors).
- New Image Adjustment Lab Accessible from both Corel PHOTO-PAINT® and CorelDRAW, the Image
Adjustment Lab makes it simple to work with images that have poor color balance and contrast by offering
manual and automatic controls for common color and tone corrections. Users can create snapshots of their
adjustments to easily compare each snapshot against the original and choose the best result.
- New Hints docker The new Hints docker provides context-sensitive information on the currently selected tool.
The hints docker makes it easier than ever to learn to use the tools in the toolbox and also gives longtime users
helpful tips that they might not have previously discovered.
- Enhanced Interactive Fit Text to Path It's never been easier to attach text to a path with precision. With a
dramatically improved user interface, the interactive Fit Text to Path tool lets users simply select text, move their
pointer along a path, choose an offset distance if desired, and then click to set the text's position.
- New Text Enhancements and Features Significant improvements make it easier for users to select, edit,
and format text. New enhancements include: controls for alignment, drop caps, tabs, bullets, and columns;
text size can be displayed in inches; and hyperlinks can be created for specific characters. Users can visually
control the flow of text in their designs by choosing from em dash, em space, en dash, en space, 1/4 em space,
optional hyphen, non-breaking hyphen, nonbreaking space, and column/frame break.
- Enhanced Cutout Lab Built on the power of Corel KnockOut(TM), the enhanced Cutout Lab includes new
controls to simplify the process of cutting out image areas and improving accuracy. Enhancements include the
new Add Detail and Remove Detail brushes that make it easy to refine the cutout area, Undo and Redo buttons
to quickly correct mistakes, and background modes that make it easier to see results.
- New Bevel effect The new Bevel effect docker dramatically reduces the time required to apply bevel effects
to graphic or text objects and gives users quick access to Bevel styles and controls.
- Enhanced Interactive Contour tool With the enhanced Interactive Contour tool, users can quickly and easily
contour objects with optimal curve results. The latest version dramatically reduces the nodes created
sometimes as much as 80 percent.
- New Smart Fill tool The Smart Fill tool enables users to apply a fill to any enclosed area.
- New Crop tool A significant time-saver, the new Crop tool quickly lets users remove unwanted areas in objects
and imported graphics whether they are working with bitmap or vector graphics.
- Enhanced spot color support Drop shadow, transparency, and mesh and fountain fills now support spot colors.
Import and export filters also provide improved spot color support for Adobe® Illustrator® (AI), PDF, encapsulated
PostScript® (EPS), and Photoshop® (PSD) files. Spot color effects are preserved when files are sent to a
printer that supports spot colors, or exported to PDF, EPS, PSD, and AI.
- New Preview overprints The new Enhanced With Overprints viewing mode simulates the color of areas
where overlapping objects were set to overprint, enabling users to output projects with confidence.
- New PDF Support for password-protected PDF files Users can now set security options to protect their PDF
output controlling whether and to what extent a PDF file can be accessed, edited, and reproduced. In addition,
PDF functionality now includes full transparency and spot color support.
"CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 is an exciting update for our industry. Powerful features like the enhanced Contour
and the new PowerTRACE make the latest version a must-have upgrade for design professionals who need to
get the job done right every time," said Richard Reilly, owner of Fluid Designs, a design firm that specializes in
the imprinted apparel market.
"CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has been the backbone of our company since day one. Now with enhanced
spot color support and the new spectacular PowerTRACE, the latest version is going to have a huge impact
on our business and our industry. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 is an essential update for anyone producing
specialty graphics, whether they are seasoned pros or new users," said Steve Blosser, owner of Total
Promotions Incorporated, a design firm that specializes in specialty graphics services including digital printing,
embroidery, screen printing, and engraving.
Like previous versions of this award-winning suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 builds on the product's
reputation for offering customers tremendous value. The latest version of the suite includes the following
applications and content:
- CorelDRAW® X3 Now including Corel PowerTRACE, this intuitive graphic design, page layout, illustration,
and tracing application meets the demands of today's busy design professionals and business users.
- Corel PHOTO-PAINT® X3 This professional image-editing application lets users quickly and easily retouch a
nd enhance photos. It is specifically designed for use in a graphic design workflow and supports professional
color separations and output.
- Pixmantec® RawShooter(TM) essentials This raw workflow tool provides high-quality output and fast
- Corel CAPTURE(TM) X3 This one-click utility enables users capture images from their computer screen.
- CorelDRAW® Handbook Insight from the Experts This new book provides insights from CorelDRAW
experts and showcases practical, real-world examples of accomplished designs.
- More than 10,000 individually selected quality clipart and digital images; 1,000 OpenType fonts, plus 35
Windows® Glyph List 4 (WGL4); 100 creative templates; printed User Guide; training videos by lynda.com;
Digital Content Guide; and a Quick Reference Card.
Corel Corporation - 6/23/2003
Corel® GrafigoT Wins "Best of Show" Award
Ottawa, Canada - June 23, 2003 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSX: COR) today announced it has
been recognized as a Best of Show winner at Planet PDA Spring 2003 for its Tablet PC application, Corel®
GrafigoT. Corel Grafigo won this prestigious award from the editorial staff of Planet PDA magazine based on its
intuitive user interface that encourages mobile text and graphics collaboration capabilities. Corel Grafigo was
selected as a Best of Show award winner out of nearly 1,000 exhibitors in attendance at the Planet PDA Spring
2003 conference and Tablet PC Summit.
"Corel Grafigo made an outstanding impression on our editors at Planet PDA Spring 2003. Products honored
with the Best of Show award stand out from the competition through superior performance and innovation,"
said Rich Tehrani, President of TMC and Group Editor-in-Chief of Planet PDA®. "These products give us a
true indication of the promise and growth the handheld computing industry has to offer."
Launched in November 2002 in conjunction with Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition, Corel Grafig
has had an overwhelming response from Tablet PC users. This powerful tool gives Tablet PC users the ability
to create accurate graphics from sketches through the use of shape recognition, symbols and tools. In
addition, Corel Grafigo features annotation tools, such as digital ink and "onion skins", that enable enhanced
collaboration and communication of ideas with colleagues.
Written in the C# programming language that takes advantage of Microsoft's .NET capabilities, Corel Grafigo
was one of the first applications developed specifically for the Tablet PC. Shortly after its introduction, Corel's
newest graphics application was honored by editors at PC Magazine with a Best of COMDEX award in the
personal software category. The program has also received accolades from the editorial staff of PC World
within its annual "Stuff We Love" edition. Corel Grafigo is already offered on selected Tablet PC models
including HP, NEC, Fujitsu, Electrovaya, Motion Computing and Toshiba.
"Corel Grafigo continues to receive extensive industry support from editors, hardware manufacturers and
Tablet PC users for its features and user interface," said Brett Denly, Vice President, Global Marketing at Corel
Corporation. "As the Tablet PC form factor continues to evolve, tools such as Corel Grafigo enhance the
capabilities of integrating sketches, images, imported files and collaboration functions into everyday work flows."
The thousands of individuals downloading Corel Grafigo are experiencing the power of "on the go" graphical
computing. The Tablet PC form factor is changing the way people work in enterprise, small office, field
sales and educational settings in addition to vertical markets such as medical academic, government,
insurance and manufacturing.
About Corel Corporation
Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specializing in content
creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The company's goal is
to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual
content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corel's
common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol COR.