CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview

Introducing Graphics Suite 2020, Corel provided a comprehensive CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview. Corel will be releasing two additional offerings on April 30, 2020 in order to meet the needs of customers and potential buyers who are interested in simpler offerings. The traditional CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite will be replaced with two products: CorelDRAW Essentials 2020 and CorelDRAW Standard 2020 (both described overleaf).

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 – CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 is targeting professional business users who leverage the full suite of advanced features, including:

  • Full CorelDRAW Standard 2020 feature set AND
  • Industry-leading external file format support, including DXF/DWG, DCS, CGM, JPEG 2000, TTF, DES, PPT, XLS, PUB, VSD
  • Professional Print options (CMYK features, Composite, color separations, Postscript and prepress tabs in the print dialog)
  • for web-based vector design
  • Symmetry drawing mode, Block Shadow tool, Impact tool, Pointillizer, PhotoCocktail, and others
  • Enhanced Color management settings and large print preview
  • AfterShot 3 HDR
  • Corel Capture
  • Corel Font Manager
  • Color proofing options, Undo dockers, Universal Laser & Roland color palettes, Pantone color palettes, and the ability to create left & right master pages, and custom placeholder text
  • Support for Color styles, Object styles, Color harmonies, a vast array of bitmap effects, collaboration, QR code support, and Planar Mask tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
  • 7,000 clipart, digital images, and vehicle wrap templates, 1,000 high-resolution digital photos, over 1,000 TrueType and OpenType fonts, 150 professionally designed templates, and over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills
  • VBA/VSTA (Windows) and Javascript scripting support for automation

CorelDRAW Standard 2020 – CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview

CorelDRAW Standard 2020 is an advanced offering for small or home business users and hobbyists with features including:

  • Full CorelDRAW Essentials 2020 feature set AND
  • Additional vector and bitmap tools such as the Bevel tool, Shadow tools, Spiral tool, Smooth tool, Smear tool, Artistic Media, Contour tool, Color styles, Alignment guides, and others
  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2020 for powerful photo-editing
  • CorelDRAW PowerTRACE Quick Trace for bitmap to vector conversion
  • Support for many additional external file formats
  • Free content, including 1,000 vector images & 100 high-resolution photos, 175 fonts and 60 professionally designed templates
  • Additional external file format support
  • Access to training videos, hints, and expert tips

CorelDRAW Essentials 2020 – CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview

CorelDRAW Essentials 2020 is an user-friendly entry offering designed for non-business vector illustration hobbyists with features including:

  • External file format support for GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, CPT, CPX, CMX, FILL, and TXT only
  • Powerful multi-page layout and typography features
  • Selection of vector shape and editing tools
  • Bitmap and photo support directly within CorelDRAW
  • Multiple bitmap effects
  • RGB color support
  • Fills, transparencies, patterns and gradients
  • Duplexing wizard
  • Image rendering limited to 150 DPI

CorelDRAW 365-day subscription – CorelDRAW 2020 updates overview

In addition to the above listed offerings, Corel has also made the following changes:

  • CorelDRAW’s 365-day subscription offering now includes more features in order to differentiate and better serve customers who want a premium product (given stated customer preferences for subscription vs. perpetual)
  • Customers who need flexibility and the ability to expand the functionality of perpetual products will now be able to with the introduction of add-on modules, beginning with Collaboration, powered by The Collaboration Add-On module allows users to gather feedback from colleagues and clients and make design changes in a shared cloud environment, enabling faster reviews, fewer errors, and increased output. This module is included automatically with CorelDRAW annual subscriptions and for CorelDRAW Enterprise customers with current CorelSure Maintenance. Customers who choose to purchase CorelDRAW perpetual licenses (ESD or Business) may add-on the Collaboration module for an additional fee.
  • Corel will discontinue the ability to purchase Upgrade Protection Program (UPP) for new Single User Business license sales to simplify and streamline our maintenance offering for our Partners and customers. Going forward, Corel will offer a single maintenance option for all perpetual Business customers; CorelSure Maintenance. Thus, Customers who have previously purchased UPP within the last 12 months will be migrated to CorelSure maintenance. In addition new CorelDRAW Enterprise license purchases will still automatically include CorelSure Maintenance for the first year.

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