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shads 03-28-2012 11:36 AM

Coreldraw
 
Hi,

Is there any coreldraw on mac? If not then is there any similar application as coreldraw for mac?

thanks

Shads

louishen 03-28-2012 02:13 PM

Corel Draw was made a years back but is no longer supported or updated on the Mac

The nearest things are Adobe Illustrator, or if you are strapped for cash the open source Inkscape is still a great vector creation and drawing app

shads 03-29-2012 05:43 AM

Thanks so much.

chas_m 03-29-2012 06:17 AM

"great" being a relative term there.

Corel Painter and CorelCAD are still available for Mac, but CorelDRAW for Mac was last produced in 2002 (I wrote a review of it, actually).

You can of course run CorelDRAW on your Mac anyway, using the Windows version and a virtualiser program like VirtualBox, Parallels or VMWare Fusion (I should think the latter would be your best bet). The latter two programs have "integration" modes where the Windows app appears to just open and run like a normal Mac program, making its use fairly seamless.

shads 03-29-2012 06:24 AM

Hi chas_m

Well, i have VMWare but it slows down the system and effects other problems stability. So i wasn't really comfortable using this method.

I downloaded Inkscape and am trying it out at the moment. Will also purchase Adobe Illustrator and give that a shot. I already have the Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Still hoping Coreldraw would create a newer version for Mac, I think the old version available is the Coreldraw 11 i believe. I didn't like it at all. Over all coreldraw is a great graphics program. Am a long time user.

Thanks for the response.

Regards

chas_m 03-30-2012 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shads (Post 1388593)
Well, i have VMWare but it slows down the system and effects other problems stability. So i wasn't really comfortable using this method.

There's also a Boot Camp-created Windows partition that would probably solve the problem, but that's up to you if you want to go that route.

Quote:

Still hoping Coreldraw would create a newer version for Mac
Never say never -- what with all the marketshare Apple is picking up -- but I'm not very hopeful.


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