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Corel Draw X6 Graphics Suite Review

CorelDraw X6 Review and Corel PhotoPaint X6 Review

CorelDraw is offering perpetual license upgrade pricing to current owners of Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro through August 30 Also see Corel's Welcome CS page

The CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6 is the best alternative to the Adobe Subscription Program

Give the CorelDraw X6 Graphic Suite a try.   There is a 30 day Free Trial and  a Corel 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee after you buy

Adobe PhotoShop has moved to a subscription only model.  You will be paying for Adobe forever and will not get future updates for boxed versions. 

Buy CorelDraw X6 and Corel PhotoPaint X6 in the box or as a download.  You can use if without constantly paying.  Or, if you chose, CorelDraw X6 is available as a monthly or annual subscription too

We are not professional reviewers, full time graphics professionals or sellers of CorelDraw.  We actually use CorelDraw X6 and PhotoPaint X6 in our day to day computer work, web site design and photo editing

See the negatives and downside of software Subscription and Cloud Computing on our Subscription and Cloud Computing Review

You can get the CorelDraw / Corel PhotoPaint Suite combination for less than half of the two competing Adobe products

Our recommendation?  If you are a graphics professional that uses and must have powerful image editing software every day, all day, get the Adobe's more expensive products.  Everyone else can save with the powerful suite of CorelDraw and Corel PhotoPaint. CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6 is professional power for casual image and page layout editing

Do you want Professional Powerful Graphics editing on the cheap?  See our PhotoImpact X3 Review.  It's still available for $30 or less from Corel and it works with Windows 7 and Windows 8

CorelDraw is fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 too

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Things we like about Corel, CorelDraw and Corel PhotoPaint Suite:

  • It is a powerful, professional class image editor and page layout suite.
  •  Two programs at Great power but at a better price than the very expensive Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator.
  • The CorelDraw X6 Graphics Suite supports 64 bit, using memory over 3 gb
  • Corel can create web graphics with rollovers, page hotspots and the like
  • Photo-Paint X6 and CorelDraw X6 can do what Adobe Photoshop can do
  • Performance is better and the user interface is more friendly than Adobe Photoshop
  • Corel Draw X6 performance seems improved in Windows 7 on a quad core machine
  • Corel X6 image new cataloging component, Corel Connect, is a terrific asset and makes it easy to manage your work.  If you have use earlier versions of Corel frequently, this makes the upgrade from previous versions a no brainer
  • The price / performance value far exceeds Adobe offerings
  • Corel Capture is an improvement over the Windows Snipping Tool giving better capture resolution
  • Corel continues to upgrade with service packs and bug fixes
  • CorelDraw X6 can be bought, it is not subscription only, but subscription is available
  • CorelDraw X6 can be bought at discounted prices in box and download versions if you shop around.
  • Corel Photo-Paint can create animated gif files.  Animate for AVI too

Things we DO-NOT like about Corel, CorelDraw and Corel Photo-Paint Suite:

  • Corel has a history of adding features then removing or reducing the feature set in later version
  • Corel does not include file filters for discontinued Corel software - example - there are no filters for the discontinued native Ulead Photo Impact .UFO format
  • There are no file save options for icons (.ico)
  • Corel has been adding, removing, consolidating, acquiring and changing product lines.  How can we trust that support for native Corel formats will be available in the Future
  • Subscription pricing is not available at competitive prices.  You cannot shop for the best price.
  • Corel charges a three month penalty for cancelling an annual subscription early (True for Adobe too)

We have been using CorelDraw since version 1.  During those early years, CorelDraw had the bigger share of the desktop graphics market.  We've stayed with the CorelDraw Graphics Suite because of its outstanding value and regular improvements

CorelDraw X6 Graphics Suite is the best value when you need professional power image and page layout editing


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CorelDraw X6 Corel Photo Paint X6


- CorelDraw Graphics Suite is professional class

- Great power at a better price than Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator

-New image catalog makes this version worth the upgrade from previous versions

- Consolidation of the many photo editing products has left out some filters for discontinued products


New Review of CorelDraw X6 Suite which includes:

- Corel Draw X6
- Corel Photo-Paint X6
- Corel Capture
- Bitstream Font Navigator
- Corel Connect