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CorelDRAW Returns to Mac After Nearly 20 Years With macOS Mojave Dark Mode and Touch Bar Support

Canadian software company Corel today announced that CorelDRAW has returned to the Mac for the first time since 2001.


The all-new 2019 version of the graphic design software suite is compatible with not only Windows but also Mac, complete with support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave and the Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro models, providing quick access to layout settings, text controls, and more.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac adheres to Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, meaning that menus, buttons, labels, and other user interface elements are consistent with Apple's first-party Mac apps.


CorelDRAW is best known for vector graphic design and illustration, but it can also be used for page layout, layer-based photo editing, RAW image processing, indexing and organizing font libraries, and more. The suite will compete with the likes of Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer on Mac.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac is available now for $499 as a one-time purchase or $198 per year on a subscription basis via Corel's online store in the United States. The suite can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store and activated via in-app purchase. Access to the new web-based CorelDRAW.app is included.

macOS Sierra or later is required.



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27 weeks ago
I didn't even know CorelDRAW still existed...
Rating: 44 Votes
27 weeks ago
Prepress operators everywhere are collectivly groaning.
Rating: 21 Votes
27 weeks ago
Next stop, Print Shop and breaking out my Dot Matrix to make a Happy Birthday sign!
Rating: 18 Votes
27 weeks ago
At $499 I'm assuming this is significantly better and more powerful than Affinity Designer? It would have to be.
Rating: 14 Votes
27 weeks ago
Wow. I haven't used this since the summer arts academy I attended in middle school in the late 90s. Blast from the past!
Rating: 11 Votes
27 weeks ago

Ha! Remember when Word for Mac came on about sixty 2.5" floppies? Those were the days.

Yeah, that price seems a bit crazy for an illustration program reboot that's "new" to market. Maybe they're trying to appeal to the people that are fed up with Adobe's subscription model and willing to pay a high flat price not to be milked in perpetuity?


You must have a better memory than I do, I don't remember anything coming on 2.5" floppies...
Rating: 11 Votes
27 weeks ago

Yeah, that price seems a bit crazy for an illustration program reboot that's "new" to market.


Unless I am reading it wrong on their website, the $499 gets you:
Main Applications

* CorelDRAW® 2019 – Vector illustration and page layout
* Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 2019 – Image editing
* Corel Font Manager™ 2019 – Font Exploration and management tool
* PowerTRACE™ 2019 – Bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of CorelDRAW 2019 application)
* Connect Content – Content finder (included as part of CorelDRAW 2019 application)
* CorelDRAW.app™ – online graphic design via web browser
* AfterShot™ 3 HDR* – RAW photo editor
* BenVISTA PhotoZoom Pro 4* – Plug-in for enlarging digital images

Content*

* 7,000 clipart, digital images, and vehicle wrap templates
* 1,000 high-resolution digital photos
* Over 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts
* 150 professionally designed templates
* Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills

Which, at that point, isn't too bad of a price.
Rating: 10 Votes
27 weeks ago
Yeah, OK, I'll be sure to download this, along with QuarkXPress... :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
27 weeks ago
Downloaded it, installed it, choose trial, yet it seems we are not allowed to test it out without first signing up for a Corel account. I want to try it out first THEN potentially be a customer, not the other way around. Really not liking apps that you cant try without becoming a customer first.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 weeks ago
Cool, I used to like their tracing and path tools, but now I'll keep using Affinity Tools.
Anyway, good +1 to kick Adobe junks, competition is always welcome.
Rating: 4 Votes

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