CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 (*Est $700) is sophisticated desktop publishing software that's praised by reviewers. Experts like its easy to use interface as well as the wealth of templates and clip art that's included with the software. Tutorials and video tours greatly reduce the software's learning curve. Computer Shopper editors say that CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 software is perfectly positioned between hobbyists and artists.
Quality reviews can be found at The Epoch Times, Computer Shopper, CNET and PC Pro. Editors compare CorelDraw to other desktop publishing software and provide screen shots to help readers get a feel for the program. A video review at The Techies is also helpful for familiarizing readers with the CorelDraw software.
1. The Epoch Times
This hands-on review compares CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 with the previous version, X4. Joshua Philipp concludes that the clip art images, photos, fonts and design templates mitigate the high cost of the software.
Review: Corel Releases CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5, Joshua Philipp, March 1, 2010
CNET editors review the components included in the CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 software, including CorelDraw, Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Capture, ConceptShare, and the Bitstream Font Navigator. The review spotlights the project tutorials, video product tours and expert advice from designers, who walk users through various desktop publishing functions.
Review: CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Editors of CNET, Feb. 23, 2010
3. Computer Shopper
Like other reviews of CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5, this review draws attention to the CorelDraw niche customer base, desktop publishers. The editors like the improvements to file handling and color management.
Review: An In-Depth Look: CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5, Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta, Undated
4. PC Pro (U.K.)
PC Pro Tom Arah notes that the latest upgrades to CorelDraw focus on the end user, desktop publishers. He appreciates the improved color management tools and the enhanced Export for Web command, as well as the overall upgrade to CorelDraw's core tools. The review includes screenshots and provides ratings for features, value for the money, and ease of use in addition to an overall rating.
Review: CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 review, Tom Arah, March 4, 2010
5. The Techies
This video review features a chat with the website cofounder, dubbed over screenshots for the CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 software. He says the software is customized for publishers who do web design, and likes the Export for Web tool. The upgrade from CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4 isn't critical, he says.
Review: CorelDraw X5 Review, Cremnlin, Feb. 24, 2010