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Corel Technical Suite, help you create illustrations, diagrams and technical documentation with confidence.  The complete solution for visual technic... Learn More

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Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its co... Learn More


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Xara 3D Maker transforms any texts or shapes into high-quality 3D graphics and animations. A number of designs and templates in different styles, plus... Learn More

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Corel Painter is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressiv... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures

$ 999
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing

$ 499
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures

$ 39.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

$ 429
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures

Corel Designer

CorelDRAW

Corel PHOTO-PAINT 

Corel PowerTRACE 

Corel Capture

Corel CONNECT

Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration 6 CSE

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools

SWiSH miniMax2

PhotoZoom Pro 2

Enhanced! 3D visualization options

Task-oriented workspaces

3D CAD visualization add-on (optional)

File format compatibility

Adobe product support

Projected drawing modes

Advanced dimension tools

Callout tool features

Halos on curves

More precision tools

Color management

Professional image editing Industry standards compliance

Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) support

Web publishing

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing

Redesigned, fully customizable interface

Advanced workspaces

Total control over fills and transparency

Vector and bitmap pattern fills

Easy font preview and advanced character tools

Special effects and advanced photo editing

Precise layout and drawing tools

High-resolution and multi-display support

QR code generator

Built-in Content Exchange

Learning materials and expert tips

Easy color harmony editing

Easy, professional website design

Compatibility with the latest file formats

Royalty-free, quality content

Exciting mobile apps

Advanced OpenType support

Complex script support

Document styles

Custom-built Color Harmonies

Creative vector shaping tools

Page layout tools

Native 64-bit and multi-core support

Premium Membership

Redesigned color management engine

Web graphics tools

Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

Built-in content organizer

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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures

Buttons & Logos for websites

Animated titles in videos & slideshows

Artistic fonts on pictures

As a complement to word processing & presentation programs and much more

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Kaleidoscope painting

Mirror Painting

RealBristle Dry Media

Real Watercolor

Real Wet Oil

Clone source palette

Smart photo-painting tools

Customizable surface texturing

Smart Blur effect

Agile brush control

Streamlined brush categories

Dynamic brush settings

Digital airbrushes

Computed Circular brush controls

Gel brushes and Merge modes

Multicore support for brushes

Interface

Brush tracking

Workspaces

Navigator panel

New Image dialog box

Panel and palette behavior

Color Changer palette

Custom palettes

Transformation capabilities

High-value, built-in content

High-Quality Display

Smart composition tools

World-famous art styles

Match Palette effect

Speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Adobe Photoshop support

Wacom pen tablet compatibility

Extensive file support

Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista support

Windows 64-bit support

Mac OS support

Multi-platform support

Free Trial Availability

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
Free Trial Available
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures

No Free Trial Available.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures

No favorable user review available yet for CorelDRAW Technical Suite.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
9
Stefan Boeykens
Jan 7, 2016

I have been a long-time CorelDRAW user in the past, using versions 6 till 9 intensively. I've used newer releases (12 and X7) less frequently, since I moved to OSX, alas (there once was a Mac version, but that was quickly abandoned). I've seriously considered it and my wife is still using it to create illustrations for her Math classes. CorelDRAW especially is very efficient for technical drawing and illustration, although it is not a real CAD drafting system (it lacks some of the essential snapping tools and works less efficient for this type of drafting - besides, they provide CorelCAD for that, although that is a completely different software). The good control over grids, snapping and shape/curve editing make it a professional environment.It used to come with some other applications (CorelDREAM for 3D, R.A.V.E. for Flash), but the only constant companion software seems to be PhotoPAINT, which is a very usable alternative to Photoshop. A little less convincing, but still very usable and complete. I remember being spoiled with a huge clipart collection and a PRINTED catalog, back in the days.To me, CorelDRAW really shines when it comes to refined, precise technical drawings, combining curves, text, filled shapes, gradients and even integrating images. It is a good DTP system although less popular than Illustrator, which is its closest rival. For longer, multi-page documents, it becomes less handy, but for brochures, leaflets, manuals, calendars and all other documents with one or a few pages, it works really well. I also like the layer system, which allows you to define layers which don't print, layers which are repeated and all pages alongside the regular layer options such as show/hide and lock. The text system takes some getting used to, but you have full control over fonts, kerning, sizes, spacing and even linking boxes to flow the text.

Pros :

  • Very complete and professional vector editing.
  • Also includes PhotoPAINT, as an alternative to Photoshop
  • Good control over color, shape merging and combining.
  • Also usable for Multi-page documents (although not a full DTP system).
  • Snapping and Grids and precision editing work fine.
  • Fair Price and better-licensing options then Adobe.

Cons :

  • Less supported in the industry, which is focused on Adobe software.
  • If you compare with the full suite of Adobe tools, you only have Vector and Image with CorelDRAW
  • Not available for OSX.

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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures

No favorable user review available yet for MAGIX Xara 3D Maker.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
8
Eric Matthews
May 2, 2016

The first thing which needs to be said about Painter is that it is not Photoshop. Corel leans in heavy on the Digital Artist Software moniker and for a good reason. Painter is not about Image Manipulation or Image Editing (Photoshop's mainstay), it's about creating art. The easiest way to think about the line between the programs is this. If your goal is to clean up a Photo for the magazine cover, then Photoshop is your tool. If your task is to create a digital Mona Lisa, Painter's the alley you want to be in.Photoshop has some basic art effects, watercolor and pastel are a few. And several plugins grow that base significantly. But none of them could touch the raw power of Painter when it comes to Art medium simulation.Painter is a mature product, almost as old as Photoshop. And it's learning curve is just about as steep. This is not a tool that one installs and starts producing art within the hour. It has a huge amount of adjustable brushes, and each attribute can be customized to taste. But because of its maturity, Painter doesn't have too much new it can introduce by way of new brushes or gimmicks to attract a user to purchase. What Painter relies on is the ability to perfectly simulate a multitude of art forms, oils, crayon, chalk, watercolor on different canvas' and produce an output that truly is representative of the creator's talent. If you can't draw, you can't blame Painter. Brush strokes heavy handed? All will be revealed. Painter is truly representative of the artist medium.Although there are some plugins for Painter, and it does fully support Photoshop Brushes, allowing the user to leverage the huge amount of free brushes on the web, Painter pretty much comes ready to use out of the box. The one must have item I would mandate that any artist serious about using the software effectively get is a fairly large Tablet. In fact, I'd say that not using a tablet with Painter makes the software essentially useless since it relies so heavily on the artist hand pressure and stroke. One can do Image retouch by mouse, but not painting a matte using oils or a charcoal drawing. Bottom line, use the money you would have spent on Photoshop art plugins to get a fair sized tablet. Working in Painter is easy, and it handles large files easily, via it's Riff file format. Even though it doesn't leverage GPU rendering, Painter rarely chokes on files that can easily reach a terabyte. It is also fully compatible with Photoshop and can write to the PSD format.In the end, if painting, drawing and producing "art" in a digital medium is your goal, Painter is by far the best tool.

Pros :

  • Mature software that comes ready to use out of the box.
  • Digital Art Software accomplishes its goal.
  • A full featured tool for Professional Artist, customizable brush, stroke, light, color attributes.
  • Stores Artist Palettes..
  • Can produce artfully representative of your talent.
  • Supports Photoshop Brushes.
  • Uses proprietary RIFF format which support large file sizes.
  • New Digital audio Brush uses audio file to paint.

Cons :

  • Expensive for anyone other than the Professional Artist.
  • Learning curve can be steep.
  • Tablet necessary to get quality art.
  • Cheaper tools available if "Artifying" your Photos is your goal.
  • An commitment in time to maximize your investment in software.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
100
David Cohn , Desktop Engineering

Thursday 01 September 2011

With all of the different applications included, Corel Designer Technical Suite X5 presents a bit of a learning curve. Of course, if you've used a Corel product before, you'll likely catch on pretty quickly. For those who take the plunge, Corel Designer Technical Suite X5 delivers a very complete, cost-effective solution for your technical communication needs.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
75
Douglas Dixon , Videomaker

Monday 12 May 2014

Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 is a stand-alone video editing tool that provides a straightforward editing interface for newcomers, a quite accessible interface for additional customization options, 64-bit performance, and some additional bonus features, all at a price well under $100.

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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures
70
Elena Santos , Softonic

Wednesday 29 January 2014

If you need some eye-catching text for your website, presentation or home-made movie, Xara 3D Maker could be exactly what you need.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
80
Sue Chastain , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Alone or as a companion to Photoshop, Painter brings the maximum in artistic possibilities to digital artists and creative professionals. Keep in mind that you'll need a pressure sensitive graphics tablet to get the most satisfaction out of Painter.

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Demo Video

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite Demo Video

Graphics & Textures
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker Demo Video

Graphics & Textures

No Demo Video Available.

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Painter Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

Screenshots

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
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Typical Customer

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
  • Business
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business

Supported Devices

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Supported Languages

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Graphics & Textures
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
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MAGIX Xara 3D Maker

Graphics & Textures
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

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