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Corel Releases Standalone Graphics Apps

CorelDRAW 10, Photo-Paint 10 now available separately for OS X By Dave Nagel
Corel today released two of its graphics products as stand-alone applications for Mac OS X. CorelDRAW 10 is a vector illustration and page layout application. Photo-Paint is an image editing, compositing and painting application that also supports Photoshop-compatible plugins. Both were previously available for OS X as a part of the Corel Graphics Suite.

CorelDRAW 10 has several new and updated features, including a customizable user interface, more robust and easier to use color management and enhancements to drawing and interactive tools. It also includes CorelTRACE, which converts bitmap images into vector images.


Photo-Paint 10 also has a new, customizable interface. Corel also says it has improved masking functionality, new and improved text creation and control features and improved drop shadows.

Corel now has seven offerings for Mac OS X in the graphics area, counting the Graphics Suite as a separate product. The other graphics applications include Bryce 5, a 3D landscape creation tool; Painter 7, a painting application for emulating natural media; KPT Effects, a plugin package for Photoshop and compatible applications; and KnockOut 2, a plugin for creating masks on images.

Corel Photo-Paint is now available for $249. Upgrades run $149. CorelDRAW 10 sells for $349, with upgrades running $169. For more information, visit http://www.corel.com.

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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