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New CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7 Gives Users the Power to Design Their Way

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 BoxCorel announced the latest version of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite today. Below you will find the press release. We’ve created a page with links to download the free trial, to purchase directly from Corel and to purchase from Amazon. Note that not all links will be available immediately as the retailers haven’t made product pages available as of this writing. We will be updating this page as fast as possible to have correct links as they become available. We will also link to articles containing more detailed information on the new version. Check back with this page throughout today and the next few days as we will continually add more information.

New CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7 Gives Users the Power to Design Their Way

Redesigned User Interface, Customizable Workspaces and Enhanced Fill Options Help Users Add Speed and Power to Their Workflow

OTTAWA, ON – March 27, 2014 – Corel® today introduced CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, the latest version of its flagship graphics suite. With a redesigned and highly customizable user interface, the suite is tailored to each user’s workflow, offering new ways to increase productivity during every step of the design process.

“During the creation of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, we solicited customer input more than ever before,” said Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director, Product Management – Graphics, Corel. “Each new feature is the result of direct customer feedback. Our goal is to ensure that CorelDRAW users can get the job done as fast as possible. So, we let them decide how they work with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7.”

This major release features powerful fill capabilities, high DPI, multi-monitor and touchscreen compatibility, and more ways to share content with the CorelDRAW community. In addition, multi-core and native 64-bit support allows users to run multiple applications and process large files with ease. The program will help users get started quickly, complete projects efficiently and make the design process their own.

New/Enhanced Time-Saving Features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7:

  • Workspace Selection: Choose between six pre-set workspaces based on proficiency levels and specific tasks: Lite, Default, Classic, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced Page Layout or Advanced Illustration
  • Quick Customization: Tailor the workspace to reflect any workflow by simply adding or removing dockers, tools and other items
  • Fountain Fills: Get better results faster with total control over fills and transparency; create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat fills within objects and adjust a fill’s angle
  • Font Playground: Quickly and easily browse, experiment with and choose the perfect font
  • Multiple Document Interface: Work with and switch between numerous documents, across multiple monitors, in a tabbed view to streamline any project
  • Photo-Editing Tools in PHOTO-PAINT: Create unique images with pressure-sensitive liquid tools (Smear, Attract and Twirl) and camera effects (Bokeh blur, Sepia Toning and Time Machine)
  • High DPI Support: Get a consistent appearance across devices with high DPI monitors; the interface is easily adapted for touchscreen capability, making it compatible with the latest PCs, laptops and tablets
  • QR Code Generator: Create customized QR codes that feature colors, images and text; with one click, make sure the QR code is validated for all mobile devices
  • Alignment Guides: Position objects quickly and accurately with suggested alignments to nearby objects
  • OpenType® Support, including Asian Text: Save time with extended support for OpenType fonts, including Asian fonts, for full control over typography
  • Built-in Content Exchange: Collaborate easily by sharing vector, bitmap and fountain fills with the community through this online repository, integrated with Corel® CONNECT™

Also Available Today: Companion Apps from Corel

  • NEW – Patterns (iPhone iOS 7): Create one-of-a-kind patterns from digital photos, then share and sync these patterns with CorelDRAW X7 through the Corel Content Exchange, or with other applications such as Photoshop. Available for free through the Apple Store
  • ENHANCED – Designs (Windows 8.1): Find and share images from the Corel Content Exchange, iStockPhoto, Fotolia and other galleries; synchronize them directly with CorelDRAW through Microsoft OneDrive. This app is free through the Windows Store

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Includes:

  • CorelDRAW® X7: Intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X7: Professional image-editing application
  • Corel® PowerTRACE™ X7: Bitmap-to-vector tracing utility (included in CorelDRAW X7)
  • Corel® CONNECT™ X7: Browser to access digital content in the Content Exchange and on a local computer
  • Corel® Website Creator™: Website-design application
  • Corel® CAPTURE™ X7: One-click screen capture utility
  • PhotoZoom Pro 3: Plug-in to export and enlarge digital images from Corel PHOTO-PAINT
  • ConceptShare: Collaboration tool for sharing artwork and ideas with colleagues and clients

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 also includes 10,000 clipart and digital images, 2,000 high-resolution digital photos, 1,000 OpenType fonts, 350 professionally designed templates, 2,000 vehicle templates, 800 frames and patterns, over five hours of training videos and much more.

For a full list of everything included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 and to download a free 30-day trial, please visit http://www.unleash.com/products/coreldraw-x7.aspx.

Corel Gives Users Choice

Corel understands that purchase preference varies between customers. Therefore, customers can purchase CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 in three unique ways:

  • Perpetual License: Make a one-time payment and own the product permanently; available as a box or download version
  • Premium Membership: Add a Premium Membership to a perpetual license for a nominal fee and receive early access to new features, exclusive content and the next major release of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra cost
  • Subscription: Pay a monthly or annual fee and use the product for as long as payments are made; receive the same benefits as Premium Membership

Availability and Pricing

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is now available in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Brazilian- Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Russian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional and Japanese. It can be downloaded from http://www.unleash.com/products/coreldraw-x7.aspx. Shipping begins April 7, 2014. The full version is priced at $499 USD and the upgrade is $199 USD. Subscription is available for $24.95 USD per month or $198 USD per year. Premium Membership is available for $99 USD per year. Commercial and educational volume licenses are also available.

About Corel

Corel is one of the world’s top software companies providing some of the industry’s best-known graphics, productivity and digital media products. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of innovative software, we’ve built a reputation for delivering solutions that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value.

Used by millions of people around the world, our product lines include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, CorelDRAW® Technical Suite, Corel® Painter®, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Corel® PDF Fusion and CorelCAD™. For more information on Corel, please visit www.corel.com.

© 2014 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, the Corel Balloon logo, and the stacked and side-by-side Corel logo and Corel Balloon logo combinations, CorelDRAW, CAPTURE, CONNECT, Painter, PaintShop, PHOTO-PAINT, PowerClip, PowerTRACE, VideoStudio, Website Creator and WordPerfect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Patents: www.corel.com/patent

About Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.

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10 comments

  1. Great, I JUST purchased Corel X6 a few days ago! 🙁

  2. You may want to check with Corel. Sometimes when you buy within a short period, let’s say 30 days, they will make arrangements to get you the newer version. I’ve not heard their policy on this with X7.

  3. I remember you were upset with the TOS implemented with the 6.1 update and said you were going to stick with version X6. What about the new version? Is it any better?

  4. I have not attempted to install X7 and therefore have not yet seen the Terms of Service to know if it has changed.

  5. I am surprised. Sounds like you might have lost all enthusiasm for Corel Draw / Corel.

  6. I am waiting for a boxed version to install as I have no interest in any of the download/membership options.

  7. I always opt for the boxed version too. 🙂 I was just wondering because I have X5 and from what I understand I need to purchase X7 if I want to retain my “upgrade” eligibility status. but I did notice that even X4 users are eligible to upgrade. I thought the policy changed so that you had to keep up within 2 versions?

  8. Yes, the policy had changed to only the last two versions. Corel has said that it changed again for X7 and now three versions are eligible.

  9. Thanks for your reply, Foster. Corel was able to help me get the new version 🙂

  10. Carmia, glad to hear it was resolved for you.

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