CorelDRAW History and Developments

CorelDRAW History and Developments

coreldraw history

As we know, CorelDRAW is a software graphics processor with a vector-based or line, where the underlying basic element is a line. The uniqueness of this vector-type graphic is that the image will have a relatively small file capacity size when compared to a bitmap-based graphics processor. However, the latest version of CorelDRAW includes a filter of bitmap effect filters in its own function, which can be used to manipulate the styling of objects in a desired image composition. Everything comes home to the creativity and imagination of its users.

Since it was first introduced in 1989 until now CorelDRAW has been developed until version X8 by Corel Corporation based in Otawa, Canada. Sotfware itself is very much in demand especially by graphic designers or graphic designers because it is easier to use to design, such as designing the company logo, stationery, posters, banners, packaging and many others.

The early history of CorelDRAW

Corel Corporation was originally founded by Dr. Michael Cowpland in 1985. He is a staff of Corel Corporation, selling Corel products to Intel Based Desktop Publishing System, which is the early history of CorelDRAW. Later in 1987, Corel Corporation recruited Michel Bouillon and Pat Beirnet as programmers. Finally CorelDRAW or precisely CorelDRAW 1.0 was released in 1989 concurrently with the release of Windows 3.1.

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Since its first release, Corel Corporation has found a special product in their hands. As the first graphic software for the Windows platform, CorelDRAW has transformed the way people express ideas in designing, and the users have trusted and enjoyed the program since then.

 CorelDRAW File Format

CorelDRAW is a graphical editor with vector graphics and raster graphics. The main file format of CorelDRAW is *. cdr. One drawback that the CorelDRAW software is unable to open a newer *. cdr format file with a software version underneath. However, users can still open and edit various extension files *. Cdr with other software such as: Adobe Illustrator, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, Corel WordPerfect Office, Inkscape, LibreOffice, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Visio 2002, sK1, Xara Designer Pro, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.

CorelDRAW Version History

CorelDRAW version 1.0 (1989)

CorelDRAW version 1.0 is running under Windows 3.0 and 3.1. CorelDRAW is transformed into a serious illustration capable of using fonts. The installation of this software uses only 2 3.5 inch diskette. This Software is sufficient to create invitation cards, business cards, logos, and letterhead. In this version often undergo re-overhaul until 5 times the update within 1 January 1989 until 2 February 1990.

CorelDRAW version 2.0 (1990)

In version 2.0 many new features include the Envelope Tool (to break text or objects using the main shape), Extrusion (to simulate images and volumes in objects) and the Perspective (to break down objects along the X and Y angles into areas that Perspective).

CorelDRAW version 2.5 (1991)

This version is present on September 1991.

CorelDRAW version 3.0 (1992)

In the version launched on May 15, 1992 this CorelDRAW performs improvements in memory efficiency so that corelDRAW performance can be faster. Now the design can be viewed or in a preview in real-time without having to display the wireframe anymore. Corel PHOTO-PAINT is also launched in this version.

CorelDRAW version 4.0 (1993)

In version 4.0 which was released on May 20, 1993 this CorelDRAW already comes with a multi-page. Its capabilities are enhanced as a desktop publishing software like Page Maker. Only in this version should be paid with the use of a higher Resource computer.

CorelDRAW version 5.0 (1994)

This version of CorelDRAW which was released on May 27, 1994 is quite popular and long enough for its graphic designers to be equipped with Colour Management, screen calibration, Printer, Scanner, Effect Powerclip, Artistic Media, Lens and Bitmap Effect. Only this version can only save files with a maximum number of names of 8 characters.

CorelDRAW version 6.0 (1995)

Because with the presence of Windows 95, the CorelDRAW version 32-bit is also adjusted to be able to run well on the new operating system. In this version there are not many new features added. This version was released on May 14, 1995.

CorelDRAW version 7.0 (1996)

CorelDRAW version 7.0 which was released October 9, 1996 is more stable than the previous version. Many new features added, among others: excellence of each previous version, property bar sensitive (Context-sensitive Property bar), Print Preview with Zoom and Pan, Scrapbook (to view, swipe and place objects), print to In HTML, Draft and Enhanced display, Interactive Fill and Blend tools, Transparency Tools, Natural Pen tool, Find & Replace Wizard, convert vector to Bitmap (Convert To Bitmaps), Spell Checker, dictionary (Thesaurus) and arrangement Checker Languages (Grammar Checker), Corel Scan and Corel Barista (Java based Format exchange documents) are also included in this version. This version is faster than the previous one and does not need to upgrade the hardware to use this app.

CorelDRAW version 8.0 (1997)

This version of CorelDRAW release on October 27, 1997 comes with Drop Shadow feature, Distortion Tools, etc. But it takes great hardware spec especially memory to be able to use it smoothly and stably.

CorelDRAW version 9.0 (1999)

CorelDRAW version 9.0 which was released on August 31, 1999 has additional features in between: CorelR. A.V.E. (For vector animations), Perfect Shapes, Web Graphics Tools (to create interactive elements such as HTML buttons), page sorter (Page Sorter), multilingual documents (Multilingual Document Support), and Windows instructions (Windows Navigator).

CorelDRAW version 10.0 (2000)

In this version 10.0 there are additional versions such as: Open, save, Import and export in SVG format. It was released on November 13, 2000.

CorelDRAW version 11.0 (2002)

A new feature in CorelDRAW version 11.0 which was released on August 1, 2002 is: A collection of symbols that can directly be taken, image cutter (for Web design), Pressure-Sensitive, vector brushes, 3 Point-Curve (for drawing).

CorelDRAW version 12.0 (2004)

On the CorelDRAW 12.0 which was released on February 10, 2004 added the usual features in AutoCAD such as Dynamic guidelines and Snap to Object so that drawing will be more precise and flawless. But the print process on this version is very slow.

CorelDRAW version X3 (2006)

This version was released on January 17, 2006. A new feature of this version is: Shapping Tools cut by clicking 2 times (the first vector software capable to cut a vector group and bitmap in the same time), Smart Fill tool, Chamfer/Fillet/Scallop/Emboss tool, Space settings Image Adjustment Lab, tracing/Trace becomes integrated inside the CorelDRAW under the control of PowerTRACE.

CorelDRAW version X4 (2008)

It was released on January 22, 2008. This version was created to address compatibility with Windows Vista. Some features are also added such as: Related font services (fonts) in CorelDRAW, ConceptShare, Table tool, independent page layers, live text formatting, support camera files *. Raw.

CorelDRAW version X5 (2010)

This version was released on February 23, 2010 and is compatible with multicore processor and Windows 7 operating system. Additional features are: Content settings (Corel CONNECT), color management, graphic and animation tools, Multi-core performance development, high value Digital content (Professional fonts, clip arts, and photographs), Object-Sensing (Object Hinting), pixel view, Mesh tool improved with transparency features, added touch support (Added Touch Support), and supports a wide range of file formats. Corel in this version has also developed a Transform Tool which can create multiple copies of a single object.

CorelDRAW version X6 (2012)

It was released on March 20, 2012. This version has available 2 versions, namely 32-bit and 64-bit, not many features added to this version, only a few enhancements from the previous features.

CorelDRAW version X7 (2014)

In the X7 version, released on March 27, 2014, CorelDRAW comes with a lot of changes over the previous version, including the interface design that can be fully adapted by taking the concept of Metro design. The Workspace is more interactive, the Fill & transparency tool that can be controlled as desired. Convenience to choose the font with a more comfortable look, there are special effects on photo editing, layout and drawing tools more precise, support for high resolution and multi-display, there is a QR code generator and several improvements and Improvement in both design and performance.

CorelDRAW version X8 (2016)

The CorelDRAW version X8 was released on March 15, 2016. Since it was first released, CorelDRAW got a lot of positive feedback from its users, because in this update, Corel Corporation is really utilizing the rapidly growing design technology. Coupled with the latest features that make it very easy for graphic designers to create multiple projects. [© RSI]

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