A Brief History Of CorelDRAW ...Celebrating More Than 25 Years Of Innovation In Design

Imagine how dull documents would be if text and graphics could never be combined in the same file. Or, if you could imaginatively draw shapes, or carefully create diagrams, but never with the same program. Such was life on the PC before CorelDRAW...

CorelDRAW took the computer graphics world by storm in 1989, introducing a full-color vector illustration and layout program—the first of its kind. Two years later, Corel revolutionized the industry again, introducing the first all-in-one graphics suite with version 3, which combined vector illustration, page layout, photo editing and much more in a single package.

More than 25 years later, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite continues to deliver an innovative, one-of-a-kind graphics solution. We’ve met with our users from around the world and incorporated their feedback into our most powerful version to date—CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017. In this release, we introduce a revolutionary new tool, LiveSketch™, based on the latest research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. LiveSketch allows you to transform the creativity of free form sketching into precise vector curves directly on a pen-enabled device, and delivers a drawing experience in real time.

Corel Corporation developed and released a software program called CorelDRAW, a vector graphics editor. The software is a robust graphics suite, providing many features for users to edit graphics. These features include contrast adjustment, color balancing, adding special effects like borders to images, and it is capable of working with multiple layers and multiple pages.
CorelDraw was originally released in January of 1989, running on the Windows 2.x operating system. Today, the software is still used by many people, with the latest version, X8, being released on March 15, 2016. CorelDRAW is primarily designed for the Windows operating system. There were several releases for macOS and macOS X, but poor sales resulted in the discontinuation of those versions. There was also a port to Linux in 2000, requiring a modified version of Wine to run the software.

Supported platforms
CorelDraw was originally developed for Microsoft Windows 3 and currently runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 .[35] The latest version, 2017, was released on 11 April 2017.

Versions for Mac OS and Mac OS X were at one time available, but due to poor sales these were discontinued. The last port for Linux was version 9 (released in 2000, it did not run natively; instead, it used a modified version of Wine to run) and the last version for OS X was version 11 (released in 2001). Also, up until version 5, CorelDraw was developed for Windows 3.1x, CTOS and OS/2.

With version 6, CorelDraw introduced the automation of tasks using a Corel proprietary scripting language, COREL Script. With version 10, support for VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) was introduced for scripting by what Corel calls now macros. Corel recommends to no longer use the COREL Script language but only VBA.

Click the link below to view CorelDraw versions since 1989-2017
http://www.coreldraw.com/en/pages/history/#

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