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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite


Hi readers ! This is Saumil back with some more on vector graphics. Previously we discussed about a very good vector graphics tool, The Adobe Illustrator. Now let us see another great tool for vector graphics, CorelDRAW.

Let’s know CorelDRAW

CorelDRAW is vector graphics editor developed to deliver optimum performance with vectors. CorelDRAW was developed by Corel Corporation which is situated in Ottawa, Canada. It is also the name of Corel’s Graphics Suite. CorelDRAW is designed to provide the user with  a capacity to edit & create vector graphics. As it is a vector based software, it is widely used as a key tool for print designing.

Journey from origin to X4

Corel Corporation was looking forward to develop a vector graphics editing software to accompany the bundle of other desktop publishing programs. So in 1987 Corel hired two software engineers namely, Michael Bouillon & Pat Beirne, & asked them to develop a vector graphics editor. As a result CorelDRAW was released in 1989. It was its first version. Then later in 1991 version 2 was released. Thereafter every year an updated version was released uptill version 6 came out in year 1995. Than version 7 was released in year 1997. The trend continued uptill the release of version 12 in year 2003. Than it had a break for about 2 years. This break was discontinued with the release of CorelDRAW’s version 13 popularly known as CorelDRAW X3. in yera 2006. Then in year 2008 CorelDRAW X4 was released, which is the  14th & the latest version of this software.

In this journey CorelDRAW was converted into a full graphics suite with addition of 3 more softwares. They were Corel PHOTO-PAINT which was a raster based graphics editor, Corel CAPTURE which was a image capturing assistant & Corel Power TRACE which is a tool to convert raster images to vector graphics. This is available inside the CorelDRAW.

Corel Corporation has contributed greatly to the graphics & designing industry by giving such a product, The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.