CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    X4
  • Total Downloads:
    4,912,480
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $429.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    466MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,542
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is an impressive collection of powerful design software that can tackle all sorts of design jobs. Included in the package are: CorelDRAW, the main application for vector design and layout; Corel PHOTO-PAINT, for editing and retouching photos, Corel CAPTURE, for screengrabs; ConceptShare, a collaboration service; and the Bitstream Font Navigator. There are also a bevy of smaller utilities such as a bar-code wizard and an app for helping users optimize two-sided printouts.

With a suite that includes that many programs and features, it's essential to have solid in-program help, and CorelDRAW is loaded with dynamic hints, video product tours, and hands-on project tutorials that will have you designing elements in no time. Expert advice from professional designers walks users through specific practices such as airbrushing logos and creating textile patterns.

Two of the most interesting features of the X4 version are interactive tables and professional templates. The new table features are simple to use yet powerful, making it easy for anyone to add data to a newsletter or flier without spending much time at all on the presentation. Contextual hints on the right side of the interface will help out if users get stuck.

The new templates for professionals are diverse and presented in a nifty interface that provides all sorts of useful information. You can sort templates by type--such as brochures, posters/signs, business cards, and newsletters--or by industry, although that list was empty except for "Landscaping." The interface also includes a space for accessing your own saved CDT templates, which can be created easily through the File menu.

Whether the CorelDRAW package is worth its price tag is up to each individual consumer, but a full-featured 15-day trial should give users plenty of time to get acquainted with the application. It's necessary to register for a free Corel account to use the trial, and each program requires you to click a "Continue Trial" button before launching, but those small annoyances aren't enough to prevent this bountiful design suite from earning a top rating.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star 65
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 11
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4 stars

"Very good, but too expensive"

November 01, 2009  |  By AdyMiles

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

Fast and great anti-aliasing for photos and images

Cons

Difficult to master. Too many unclear icons
Too expensive

Summary

Very good, but too expensive

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5 stars

"Back to CorelDraw from Adobe"

October 24, 2009  |  By kwilco

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

I find it to be very intuitive - just the opposite of PhotoShop, Fireworks and InDesign, which are so heavy, they take forever to load. Things that take a dozen steps in Adobe are done in a few with CD. Help is much more helpful too.

Cons

Wish it did transparent PNGs better. I keep coming up with fuzzy white traces around the edges.

Summary

For its intuitive interface, simple procedures, low cost, I honestly believe the CorelDraw Suite to be the deal of the century.

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1 stars

"Good software ...with lots of technical problems"

August 26, 2009  |  By andidji

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

We hae been using Corel Draw for over 10 years, it is a good layout software, easy to learn.

Cons

Highly unstable, lots of technical problems, Corel support unable to help in solving problems. Whether with Vista or XP- 64 or 32 - , this software cannot handle big documents and Color management without several crashes.

Summary

If you work with small documents and do not need Color management (lots of problems with profiles which make it crash), it is a simple to use software with allow you to do illustration work and text layout over several pages. It makes poor use of layers. If you need to work with several pages and lots of images, expect that you might have to reinstall the software every time you want to reopen the bigdocument...New version are more unstable than older versions, with minimal improvements.

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5 stars

"Great,I think"

August 06, 2009  |  By Jonathanhello

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

Good!!!!!!!

I have type it on the site: www.vogmart.com

Cons

NO,I do not found the Cons.Thanks

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5 stars

"the best product i've ever used"

January 07, 2009  |  By oanaliliana

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

I like it because it has everything you need to do an excellent design

Cons

I don't like because it's hard to use if you are a beginner.

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1 stars

"I downloaded it 3 times & it worked an hour, I gave up"

September 13, 2008  |  By kristiedoyel

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

It looked like it would be fun to use.

Cons

I downloaded it 3 times and it only worked for an hour or so, I finally gave up trying. What I did see, looked interesting, though!

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4 stars

"good"

August 09, 2008  |  By suhas s khade

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

good

Cons

no

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5 stars

"terrific!"

July 28, 2008  |  By Franchel

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

It is much better than other versions

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

June 23, 2008  |  By rob.ruiz

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

I am new in illustration industry and DRAW X4 has helped me a lot in this business. I've also tried Illustrator, but it just won't work with me.

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5 stars

"Amazing. Great program"

June 18, 2008  |  By alepeka

 |  Version: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Pros

Full of great tools, easy to navigate with the help bar.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version X4
Version X4 adds professionally designed templates, Interactive tables, Independent page layers, Live text formatting.
General
Publisher Corel
Publisher web site http://www.corel.com/
Release Date January 28, 2008
Date Added January 28, 2008
Version X4
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 466MB
File Name CorelDRAWGraphicsSuiteX7Installer_EN32Bit_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,912,480
Downloads Last Week 8,542
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $429

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