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Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Now Offers Direct Integrated Access to Online Photo Sites

FREE Update to Award-Winning Graphic Design Software Connects with Third-Party Content Providers; Offers Expanded File Format Support

Ottawa, ON -- July 28, 2010 -- Corel Corporation today announced the introduction of a free update for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X5, the company's flagship graphic design software. Available as a free download from Corel's website, Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes new functionality to Corel® CONNECT™ that enables users to instantly browse millions of free and for purchase stock images on leading online photo sites including Fotolia and iStockphoto® from within the CorelDRAW creative environment.

"With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, our goal was to deliver a suite of professional applications that enabled our users to create with impact," said John Falsetto, Senior Product Manager, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. "This update takes this even further, giving our users even more control and options to connect with compelling content. Providing exceptional value to today's graphics professional, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is the only professional graphic design software to offer users direct access to leading stock image sources."

Instant Access to More Online Content:
Corel CONNECT synchronizes CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to provide quick access to content on a computer, network, or disc. With this update, Corel CONNECT now offers fully integrated online search and purchasing capabilities for high quality images improving productivity, eliminating workflow interruptions, and allowing users to quickly access new content from within the CorelDRAW creative environment.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Service Pack 1 also includes import support for the latest Adobe® Illustrator ® CS5 and Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 file formats and offers extended RAW Camera support. For deadline-driven, production professionals working in the areas of visual communications and vector illustration, this extended file format support is essential for quickly creating a range of assets from professional quality Web graphics, and multipage brochures to high impact signage and digital displays.

Free Update Highlights:

  • New! Corel CONNECT Updates: New integration with leading online photo sites including Fotolia and iStockphoto gives users access to millions of images for various projects.

  • New! Extended file import support: Import support for the latest Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 and Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 file formats gives users maximum flexibility.

  • Extended! RAW Support: Now supports RAW formats from additional selected models of Canon®, Casio®, Pentax®, Fuji® and Sony® cameras.

In addition, with the help of our passionate CorelDRAW Graphics Suite user community, the free SP1 also includes several stability and performance enhancements.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 SP 1, offering the new functionality outlined above as well as enhanced stability, performance and fixes, is now available as a free download from www.corel.com/updates.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 SP 1 is available globally in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian and Turkish.

To learn more about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, purchase an ESD or download a free 30-day trial, please visit www.corel.com/coreldraw . To learn more about how CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is used worldwide, please visit the product's community site at http://coreldraw.com.

About Corel Corporation
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.

© 2010 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, Corel CONNECT, Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Digital Studio, PaintShop Photo, Painter, VideoStudio, WordPerfect, WinDVD, WinZip and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

(First posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 20:02 EDT)

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