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Upgrade Matrix
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CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
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X3
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Accessing Design Assets
Built-in content organizer
Speed up your workflow with Corel CONNECT, which instantly finds
graphics, templates, fonts and images on your computer.
NEW!
Blank Document/Image presets
Choose from a range of preset destinations, document sizes and color
settings with the Create New Document/ Image dialog.
NEW!
Template search and enhanced preview
Find the right template for the job with the redesigned New From
Template dialog box, which includes an enhanced preview feature.
High-quality Thumbnail previews
Easily find and organize CorelDRAW® and Corel PHOTO-PAINT ® files.
User Interface
Enhanced Welcome Screen
Quickly access recently used documents, templates, learning tools
and inspiring designs.
Locked Toolbars option
Prevent toolbars from moving by locking them in position. You can
unlock and reposition them on your screen at any time.
NEW!
Customizable workspaces
Customize command bars and button arrangements to suit your
workflow, or use preset work-spaces similar to Adobe ® Illustrator®
or Adobe® Photoshop® .
(New: XML workspace files)
Windows® 7 Touch support
Navigate with your fingertips with support for the latest touch-screen
technology from Windows. (Touch-screen computer required).
NEW!
Windows® 7/Windows Vista® look & feel
Design in the modernized and more intuitive working environment of
Windows 7, which features new icons, menus and controls.
ENHANCED!
= Feature included
= Limited feature availability
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
Drawing Tools
Mesh Fill
Design multi-colored filled objects with more fluid color transitions.
Reveal objects behind individual nodes with a new transparency option.
ENHANCED!
Eyedropper
Use enhanced Eyedropper and Paintbucket tools to efficiently copy color,
object properties, effects and transformations from one object to others.
ENHANCED!
Smart Fill tool
Apply a fill to any enclosed area quickly.
Curve tools
Create smoother curves, using fewer nodes than previously, with the
new B-Spline tool.
Dimensions & Callouts
Find newly improved dimension tools together in one convenient
drop-down menu from the flyout menu.
NEW!
B-Spline tool,
perpendicular & tangent
2-point lines
NEW &
ENHANCED!
Fillet/ Scallop/Chamfer tool
Easily and precisely shape objects with curved corners, preserving
rectangle corner integrity.
ENHANCED!
Connector lines
Easily create diagrams and flowcharts with a new Connector Line tool
that dynamically updates your chart so that lines remain connected as
you reposition your boxes.
NEW &
ENHANCED!
Coordinate drawing
Precisely specify both the size of a new object and its location on
the page with the live preview of the Object Coordinates docker.
On-screen Dynamic Guides
Lay out objects precisely the first time with Temporary Guides.
On-screen Snap to Objects
Exert more control over the placement and layout of graphics with
the on-screen Snap to Objects tool.
NEW!
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
New
3-point drawing tools
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
Drawing Tools
Smart Drawing tool
Easily manipulate objects with intelligent shape recognition
and handling.
Artistic Media tools
Accurately and efficiently select your desired Artistic Media tools using
a faithful live preview of each tool, located in a convenient drop-down
menu.
ENHANCED!
for Windows Touch
ENHANCED!
Layout Tools
Tables
Create and import tables to provide structured layouts for text
and graphics.
Live text formatting
Preview text formatting changes in real time before applying them
to the document.
International quotation marks
Customize quotation marks for specific languages.
Crop tool
Quickly remove unwanted areas in objects, photos and vector images.
Web Graphics
Flash Animation tools
Create stunning, interactive Adobe® Flash® animations, banners and
more with SWiSH miniMax 2, integrated into CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Web image optimization
Compare the results of various filter settings to determine the best
output format with the Export for Web dialog box.
Image slicing
Slice an image into several smaller files for Web page optimization.
NEW!
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
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Upgrade Matrix
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CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
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CorelDRAW ®
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CorelDRAW ®
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CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
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Web Graphics
Hotspots, Links and Bookmarks
Assign bookmarks, links and data for interactive graphics more
efficiently with these streamlined tools.
Design in pixels
View and create drawings in actual pixel units with the Pixel Preview
mode, which gives you a more accurate representation of how your
design will appear on the Web.
Hexadecimal color values
Choose colors for Web graphics by viewing their hex value. You now
have multiple options for viewing hex color values.
ENHANCED!
NEW!
ENHANCED!
Image Editing
Straighten image
Quickly and easily straighten images with interactive controls.
Histogram feedback
Receive histogram feedback in real-time.
Image Adjustment Lab
Easily and efficiently adjust photos with the powerful
Corel PHOTO-PAINT application.
Cutout Lab
Draw a line with a marker around a selection and fill the selection to
complete the mask.
Spot color channels
Create and modify images that contain spot colors, using
Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Touch-up tool
Remove defects in images and see the results in real time.
Tone curve adjustments
Adjust an image's tone with more accuracy and precision.
Photo effects
Spice up your photos with Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter effects.
NEW &
ENHANCED!
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
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11
ENHANCED!
(Corel PowerTRACE)
(Corel PowerTRACE)
(Corel TRACE)
(Corel TRACE)
CorelDRAW ®
ConceptShare™
CorelDRAW
ConceptShare
Design Workflow
Vectorization of bitmaps
Smoothly convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics with
Corel® PowerTRACE™.
Collaboration tool
Collaborate with colleagues and clients on designs in a secure,
online workspace.
Corel® PowerTRACE™
PDF with comments
Preserve all comments and annotations when importing a PDF file to
better collaborate with clients and colleagues.
Font identification
Save time by identifying fonts directly from CorelDRAW, using the
integrated WhatTheFont™ tool from MyFonts.com.
Full Unicode support
Enjoy full international language support when creating graphics.
Symbols (referenced graphics objects)
Reduce file size and work on common objects by defining and updating
an object once and reusing it many times.
Color management
Set application color policies to achieve the most accurate color
representation with the Default Color Management Settings dialog,
which gives greater control to advanced users.
NEW!
Color Management
Engine
Windows® Color System Support
Easily match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.
Adobe Color Management Module
Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.
PANTONE® spot color profiles
Get support for the latest spot color profiles, plus new palettes
from PANTONE.
Document color palettes
Automatically generate a custom color palette on the fly for each design
project. You gain quick access to this project's colors in the future.
NEW!
8 Goe™ and
Fashion & Home color
palettes included
NEW!
NEW!
(11 Pantone coated,
uncoated and matte
palettes)
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
(Adobe CS2, Acrobat6)
(AI 10, Acrobat5)
(AI 10, Acrobat5)
(AutoCAD® r12 - 2004)
(AutoCAD® r12 - 2002)
(AutoCAD® r12 - 2002)
File Format Support
Built-in RAW camera support
Import and adjust RAW camera files directly from your digital camera
(with support for over hundreds of cameras), and preview changes in
real time.
(> 30 new camera
models supported)
Password-protected PDF files
Set security and user access options to protect PDF files for viewing,
editing and printing.
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
(> 300 D-SLR
models supported)
PDF/A support
Preserve files for future use with the PDF/A file format, an ISO standard
for electronic archiving.
Adobe product support
Ensure a seamless workflow across Corel and Adobe applications with
added support for Adobe ® Photoshop®, Adobe ® Illustrator ®, PDF/A,
and Acrobat ® 9 (PDF 1.7).
ENHANCED!
(Adobe CS3, Acrobat 8)
ENHANCED!
(New: MS Publisher;
MS Word 2007)
Export for Office Wizard
Easily publish designs to a Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® PowerPoint®
compatible file format
Microsoft product support
Enjoy an expanded range of support for Microsoft® Publisher
(ver. 2002, 2003, and 2007), as well as Microsoft® Word 2007
and Microsoft® Visio® (2000-2007).
CGM v4 support
Import and export latest CGM standard format files.
AutoCAD DWG™/DXF™ support
Work with the latest file format support for standard CAD file
(exchange) formats.
(MS Visio; MS Word 2007)
ENHANCED!
®
HPGL (PLT) support
Advanced plotter settings are supported.
TIFF support
New compression types are supported, plus Adobe CS4 TIFF settings.
ENHANCED!
(AutoCAD® r2.5 - 2010)
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
(AutoCAD® r2.5 - 2007)
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
Printing & Publishing
Collect for Print Service Provider
Gather fonts, color profiles and other file information with this new
output option that makes it easier to share your work with a print
service provider.
PostScript® Level 3 Support
Postscript 3 files are now fully supported for output and import. The
import process is streamlined with an integrated Ghostscript application.
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
Preflight Control
Perform a quality check before printing, exporting or publishing your file
to PDF. Preflight Control identifies issues and potential problems, and
provides suggestions to resolve them.
Preview Overprints
Print with confidence by previewing the color of areas where
overlapping objects are set to Overprint.
On-screen color proof
Reliably preview how your artwork and colors will appear on different
output devices or in other applications where you need to post your
artwork.
NEW!
Print Merge
Combine text from a data source with a drawing to quickly create
personalized invitations, labels, and other projects.
Performance
Multi-core support
Complete your tasks faster with powerful performance enhancements
that leverage multi-core processing to maximize your computer's power.
NEW!
Compatible with Windows® 7
Work in the latest Windows environment with support for touch-screen
navigation. (Touch-screen computer required).
NEW!
®
Windows Vista integration
Leverage the innovations from Windows Vista® to better search for files,
add keywords and notes, and organize your projects.
Windows ® XP support
Use CorelDRAW in a Windows® XP environment.
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
v6.4
v6.3
Performance
Dynamic product updates
Get immediate access to the latest product updates, new content, and
tips and tricks.
Highlight What's New
Display and highlight all the new tools and features that have been
added since your previous version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Deployment and Automation
Multilingual UI (Language switching) deployment
Enjoy effortless network deployment in multilingual environments with
user-enabled language switching and Windows® 7 MUI (multilingual
user interface) support.
Windows® Installer (MSI) support
Efficiently deploy software with MSI support and a Deployment Guide
available for IT administrators.
Microsoft ® Visual Basic® for Applications
Automate your workflow and creative tasks.
ENHANCED!
ENHANCED!
v6.4
Microsoft® Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)
Create dynamic add-ins with Microsoft VSTA technology, which gives
you more automation flexibility.
NEW!
Macro recording
Use the Macro Manager docker to more easily record, organize, view
and play macros when automating repetitive tasks.
ENHANCED!
Learning Materials & Documentation
Hints docker
View helpful application and tool hints as you select and work in
the suite.
Video tutorials
Find and watch video tutorials (that showcase popular design tasks)
instantly with a new video search tool.
Guidebook
Be inspired to do more than you thought possible with this visually rich
guidebook, which introduces each application workspace and provides
Insights from the Experts.
ENHANCED!
More than 2 hours of
New training videos
NEW!
(2 hours of training videos)
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Upgrade Matrix
Feature
Insights from experts
Learn from CorelDRAW experts who showcase practical, real-world
examples of accomplished designs.
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW ®
Graphics Suite
X5
X4
X3
12
11
NEW &
ENHANCED!
(6 new Expert Tutorials)
(7 Expert Tutorials)
>10,000
>10,000
+NEW Vehicle templates
(~40% New)
(6 new Expert Tutorials)
Content
Professional clipart
Kickstart your creativity with over 10,000 clipart images for your
designs and projects.
High-quality photos
Enhance your designs with 1,000 high-quality photos at your
creative disposal.
Specialized fonts
Choose from an extensive font selection that contains over 1,000
professional fonts, plus popular design and engraving fonts.
Design templates
Get going quickly with more than 375 professional design templates
that contain explanatory notes and keywords.
(ALL NEW!)
>1,000;
+NEW
Frutiger, Helvetica,
Garamond & Futura fonts
included
ENHANCED!
Over 90 NEW templates
>1,000
(incl. WGL4 fonts &
Engraving fonts)
(~80 NEW templates)
(optional Design Collection)
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