We released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 in February 2010. The design community embraced that version of Corel’s graphic design software wholeheartedly for a number of reasons.
It was a complete graphics suite that included a bunch of awesome applications. The most important one, CorelDRAW X5 was designed for vector illustration. And, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 served as a tool for image editing and retouching. PowerTRACE X5 was a popular application for bitmap to vector conversion and Corel CAPTURE X5 allowed users to take screenshots. A brand new utility, Corel CONNECT. was introduced for smart file organization.
The enhancements in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 were remarkably higher compared to other versions. Corel CONNECT was one of them that aided in smart file organization. It stored content on a digital tray for real-time access in all the Corel applications, including CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. That feature saved valuable time, and designers greatly appreciated it.
An entirely modified color management engine of CorelDRAW X5 produced color consistency on all platforms and it also supported PANTONE color profiles. This upgrade was hugely beneficial for print designers. There were some cool new additions for web designers too. With the web animation tool, designers could import designs created on CorelDRAW and animate them in SWiSH miniMax 2. And, The Pixel mode enabled users to verify their work for online publishing.
Following the previous editions, the suite came with a bundle of professional fonts, tons of royalty-free clipart images, and photos. The carefully crafted built-in instructions and video lessons granted the new users to pick up and learn the applications in no time.
*Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 do not support variable fonts
**Collaboration features are available only through subscription or with an additional purchase plan for perpetual license customers.