CorelDRAW Returns to Mac After Nearly 20 Years With macOS Mojave Dark Mode and Touch Bar Support

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    Canadian software company Corel today announced that CorelDRAW has returned to the Mac for the first time since 2001.

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    The all-new 2019 version of the graphic design software suite is compatible with not only Windows but also Mac, complete with support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave and the Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro models, providing quick access to layout settings, text controls, and more.

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac adheres to Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, meaning that menus, buttons, labels, and other user interface elements are consistent with Apple's first-party Mac apps.

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    CorelDRAW is best known for vector graphic design and illustration, but it can also be used for page layout, layer-based photo editing, RAW image processing, indexing and organizing font libraries, and more. The suite will compete with the likes of Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer on Mac.

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac is available now for $499 as a one-time purchase or $198 per year on a subscription basis via Corel's online store in the United States. The suite can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store and activated via in-app purchase. Access to the new web-based CorelDRAW.app is included.

    macOS Sierra or later is required.

    Article Link: CorelDRAW Returns to Mac After Nearly 20 Years With macOS Mojave Dark Mode and Touch Bar Support
     
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    Wow. I haven't used this since the summer arts academy I attended in middle school in the late 90s. Blast from the past!
     
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    At $499 I'm assuming this is significantly better and more powerful than Affinity Designer? It would have to be.
     
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    Prepress operators everywhere are collectivly groaning.
     
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    It looks like you can do some pretty interesting stuff with it.
     
  7. udayan81 macrumors regular

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    oh wow, that's like a childhood memory coming back to life. I almost forgot that name.
     
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    the Touch Bar works great with these kind of softwares. I’m using the adobe suite and after a rather steep relearning period, I now love the shortcuts and. If anything I wish there were a way to customize some options.
     
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    Corel has gone through so many owners and buyouts over the decades that it has nothing in common with the original company of the 90s. Wikipedia spells it all out.
     
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    I remember buying CorelDraw Windows version for about $35 way back in the early 1990s. It was so long ago that I remember I had to feed a succession of 2.5" disks into my work computer to install it. No CD drives at work in those days, and the software wasn't offered on CDRom anyway. I only used it at work. It was nothing to write home about in those days. Pretty basic as I recall. Over the years it trailed behind the other drawing suites we used and finally got abandoned. $499 seems like overkill on price, unless they finally improved it enough to actually compete. Last time I used it was probably the mid to late 1990s.
     
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    I remember using CD8 back in the early/mid 90's, iirc. Had some good features, but just seemed a little inferior to illustrator. It'd being interesting to try a demo.
     
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    Cool, I used to like their tracing and path tools, but now I'll keep using Affinity Tools.
    Anyway, good +1 to kick Adobe junks, competition is always welcome.
     
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    Downloaded it, installed it, choose trial, yet it seems we are not allowed to test it out without first signing up for a Corel account. I want to try it out first THEN potentially be a customer, not the other way around. Really not liking apps that you cant try without becoming a customer first.
     
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    Yeah, OK, I'll be sure to download this, along with QuarkXPress... :rolleyes:
     
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    Next stop, Print Shop and breaking out my Dot Matrix to make a Happy Birthday sign!
     
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    I used to be a heavy user of Canvas (by Deneba), moving on from Apple's MacDraw program. It was the only engineering-centric drawing program worth a damn and I probably made a few thousand drawings with it. Sadly, Canvas was acquired by ACD Systems in the early 2000s, who eventually abandoned it.

    Canvas is back now, under new management, but I've moved on to OmniGraffle years ago and couldn't be happier.
     
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    Ha! Remember when Word for Mac came on about sixty 2.5" floppies? Those were the days.

    Yeah, that price seems a bit crazy for an illustration program reboot that's "new" to market. Maybe they're trying to appeal to the people that are fed up with Adobe's subscription model and willing to pay a high flat price not to be milked in perpetuity?
     
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    After their ill fated Linux adventures and overall poor performance, I thought they'd go bankrupt. Somehow they survived.

    In December 2018, Corel announced the acquisition of Parallels.[22]

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    Not impressed by the straight $ to £ conversion (even allowing for 20% VAT - aka sales tax)
     
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    Wow. I worked in technical support for Lexmark through most of the 1990's. I hated Corel calls.
     
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    CorelDRAW is still going, eh? I wish I'd learned Illustrator instead of it, but it did the job where I worked for many years.
     
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    Unless I am reading it wrong on their website, the $499 gets you:
    Main Applications
    • CorelDRAW® 2019 – Vector illustration and page layout
    • Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 2019 – Image editing
    • Corel Font Manager™ 2019 – Font Exploration and management tool
    • PowerTRACE™ 2019 – Bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of CorelDRAW 2019 application)
    • Connect Content – Content finder (included as part of CorelDRAW 2019 application)
    • CorelDRAW.app™ – online graphic design via web browser
    • AfterShot™ 3 HDR* – RAW photo editor
    • BenVISTA PhotoZoom Pro 4* – Plug-in for enlarging digital images
    Content*
    • 7,000 clipart, digital images, and vehicle wrap templates
    • 1,000 high-resolution digital photos
    • Over 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts
    • 150 professionally designed templates
    • Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills
    Which, at that point, isn't too bad of a price.
     

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