The Canadian Corel today lifts the veil on the new version of its well-known graphics suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Which comes back to us in X8 version with various new features.
Pioneer of vector graphics on PC and more particularly on Windows, Corel continues the developments around CorelDRAW. The X8 version is intended to be simpler while allowing the various stakeholders in the graphics production circuit to be more productive with tools deemed to be more efficient. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 is also for the first time fully compatible with Windows 10 while remaining compatible with Windows 7 and 8.1. The suite is now offered in a 64-bit version and Corel is developing the interests of Windows 10 support: better multi-screen management, 4K support, compatibility with Windows Real-Time Stylus standard pen tablets, in other words, Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
For better accessibility of its suite, Corel offers new options for customizing the workspace: desktop, window border colors, more or less clear user interface, are all parameters on which you can intervene while Corel offers always pre-configured workspaces using the codes of old versions of CorelDRAW or PHOTO-PAINT but also of competing applications like Photoshop. New learning tools are also on the program to make it easier to get started with the suite. And Corel has also worked on file format compatibility with a wider range of supported files (AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, DOCX & PPT in particular).
Corel is also concerned this year with fonts with a new font manager, the Corel Font Manager, which offers you to browse and organize the fonts you have by classifying them by folders and family while presenting a quick overview of them. . Preview which is more customizable by typing its own text while the search tool is supposed to facilitate the identification of your fonts.
On the design side, a new tool has appeared, the knife tool to cut an object (or several) whether they are vectors, bitmaps or text. The split element can follow straight, Bézier, or freehand lines. Corel offers improved tools to copy/paste or duplicate curve segments with the possibility of adding a Gaussian blur in particular while a new function show/hide objects makes its debut to facilitate complex projects.
L’outil de retouche photo de la suite, Corel PHOTO-PAINT se dote de nouveaux outils avec la fonction Clone de réparation qui supprime les imperfections tandis qu’un outil baptisé Redresser l’image permet de corriger les perspectives de ses photos.
Disponible dès à présent, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 peut être téléchargé en version d’essai gratuite pour 15 jours. La marque propose une version complète à 699 euros TTC et une version mise à jour à 349 euros TTC. Les abonnements mensuels sont proposés à 34,95 euros TTC