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CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite Coming to Mac OS X

New version to include Flash animation component

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

This week at the Seybold show in San Francisco, Corel Corp. announced CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite for Windows, scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter. But the company also has plans to release a Mac OS X version with feature parity between the two platforms.

CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite for Mac will include all of the components offered on the Windows side, including a new program called RAVE, a vector-based animation program that can output to a variety of formats, including Flash.

According to Corel, the Mac version is all Carbonized and ready to go; the company's just waiting for Apple to ship the full release of OS X, which is expected in early 2001.

In case you're wondering whether you missed anything, there has never been a CorelDRAW 9 for the Mac platform. Corel says it was intending to release an interim version (between versions 8 and 10) for OS X this summer until Apple pushed back the release of OS X.

In addition to RAVE, CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite includes, of course, CorelDRAW 10 and Photo-Paint 10. Here's a quick look at some of the new features of each expected in the retail release.

CorelDRAW 10

  • Real-time Preview
  • New creation tools for Web graphics
  • Multilingual documents with automatic multilingual spell-checking
  • Corel Web Image Optimizer for GIF, JPEG and PNG
  • Compatibility: AutoCAD 2000, Microsoft Visio 5, Macromedia Freehand 8 import
  • Formats PDF, Web, SVG and Macromedia Flash (SWF)

Corel Photo-Paint 10

  • Red Eye Removal
  • Smart Blur filters
  • Fully customizable UI
  • Enhance mask functionality
  • Ability to disable common warning messages to reduce interruptions
  • New and enhanced text tools
  • Drop shadow feathering and opacity controls
  • Automatic update and preview of drop shadow
  • Instant Apply
  • Faster display, zooming and cropping
  • Corel Web Image Optimizer for GIF, JPEG and PNG
  • Workspace customization

Corel RAVE

  • Ability to open CorelDRAW files, including files from legacy versions, and use the artwork in these files to create animations
  • Output Flash
  • Ability to create animations from scratch using the drawing tools, interactive tools and interactive rollovers
  • Keyframes
  • Tweening, including long paths
  • Animated interactive rollovers
  • Audio support

The Mac OS X version of CorelDRAW 10 Graphics suite is expected to ship shortly after the full release of Mac OS X. Pricing was not available at press time, but the current version of the suite for Windows sells for $429. For more information, visit

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