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Corel's Answer To Adobe's Creative Cloud ;o)

Posted by: Bob Galka on 05/17/2013 - 1:00 PM


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Posted by: MM Anderson on 05/17/2013 - 1:54 PM

That's interesting. I'm already using PaintShop Pro but I'd think about taking advantage of their offer to get the upgrade pricing on Corel Draw since I have AI CS5 but I still can't afford the $189 so I guess I'll just stay with what I've got for vectors.


Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 05/17/2013 - 2:01 PM for vectors....

They have other stuff too...


Posted by: Dan Carmichael on 05/17/2013 - 2:10 PM

Good for Corel. As has been said by many, for the large corporate giants with empty pockets, creative cloud was ok. For all the rest of us, it will be the worst strategic move Adobe ever made.

In these times post the Adobe Creative Cloud announcement, there have been many threads on the internet about alternatives and "what will you do."

I think I'll start pasting this link everywhere I can.

Good fine.


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/17/2013 - 2:13 PM

Thanks for the heads up Bob -- majority of my graphics programs are Corel based -- great share!

Years ago -- a program called ULead Photo Impact came installed on my first computer-- such a low cost & versatile program -- I predicted it would eventually be snapped up by one of the larger graphics companies. Sure enough -- Corel did -- it's still available in the latest edition, PIX3 @ 29.99.

I was teaching a digital arts course a few years ago -- a fellow instructor & Photoshop aficianado was floored to see how I used Photo Impact. The students sure appreciated an affordable program as well.


Posted by: Dan Turner on 05/17/2013 - 2:28 PM

CorelDraw is the best vector program available on any platform, and has been for years. And nothing touches Painter for traditional media. But Corel's marketing program blows! Talk about some of software's best kept secrets...!

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Posted by: Cynthia Decker on 05/17/2013 - 2:44 PM

I'm with you, Dan. I started out in graphic design using all the adobe products on a Mac, then in 2000 I switched to CorelDraw and never looked back. I still rely on Photoshop for raster/bitmap work, but anything typographic or vector and it's straight to Corel.


Posted by: Jan Bickerton on 05/17/2013 - 2:54 PM

I use Corel - an old version, Lightroom and Gimp. At the moment my partner is trying out Darktable. It's free to download and is for Linux based systems or Mac. There are ways to use it on Windows and I'll be trying it soon. So far it seems to be excellent for non destructive photo editing and more versatile than Lightroom. Worth a look.


Posted by: Bob Galka on 05/17/2013 - 3:09 PM

Hitler learns about Adobe's new Creative Cloud Model.....

Please don't view if you are offended by foul language subtitles.



Posted by: Dan Turner on 05/17/2013 - 3:20 PM


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/17/2013 - 3:23 PM

I use and prefer Corel PSP. I find it a better program than PS and for a small fraction of the price.


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/17/2013 - 3:51 PM

And for that matter, I needed it on this computer so bought one on the spot.


Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 05/17/2013 - 3:59 PM

That video was just so funny...and somewhat true too ;)


Posted by: Nicholas Evans on 05/17/2013 - 5:40 PM

I really like the banner they have on there. The guy coming from the darkness to the light. Thats pretty funny.


Posted by: Nicholas Evans on 05/17/2013 - 5:45 PM

That was one funny video.


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/17/2013 - 7:41 PM

Funny Video. :)


Posted by: Dave Gordon on 05/17/2013 - 9:53 PM


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/17/2013 - 10:02 PM

Oh, I have played with the new version for a couple hours now, and love love LOVE this software. Any issues I had with the old version are fixed....


Posted by: John Ayo on 05/17/2013 - 10:47 PM

Still using PSP 7 here. :D
It and Gimp do pretty much all I need. Plus Inkscape and IrfanView on occasion, and a handful of other specialized tools.


Posted by: Lois Bryan on 05/18/2013 - 2:21 PM

JC ... good to hear you like the PSP ... I've got Painter11 and that thing's a bugger ... VERY fun ... addictive ... but I only use it once in a blue moon, so completely forget everything I'd taught myself between images!!! Last time i wrote myself a tutorial, now I can't even figure THAT out!!!

Yes, I'm a mess ...

I actually came in here today to see what everyone was saying about the Adobe Cloud debacle ... i'm hearing some VERY scary stories ... rumors only, I sincerely hope ... will keep checking around to see what you guys are hearing.



Posted by: Lois Bryan on 05/18/2013 - 2:27 PM

... funny, funny video ... and they had me until he said "sign us up."


I'll take the bleeding fingers, instead.


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