Corel Corporation has announced the introduction of a free update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5. Available as a free download from Corel's website, Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes new functionality to Corel CONNECT that enables users to instantly browse millions of free and for purchase stock images on leading online photo sites including Fotolia and iStockphoto from within the CorelDRAW creative environment.
"With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, our goal was to deliver a suite of professional applications that enabled our users to create with impact," said John Falsetto, senior product manager, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. "This update takes this even further, giving our users even more control and options to connect with compelling content. Providing exceptional value to today's graphics professional, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is the only professional graphic design software to offer users direct access to leading stock image sources."
Corel CONNECT synchronizes CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT to provide quick access to content on a computer, network, or disc. With this update, Corel CONNECT now offers fully integrated online search and purchasing capabilities for high quality images improving productivity, eliminating workflow interruptions, and allowing users to quickly access new content from within the CorelDRAW creative environment.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Service Pack 1 also includes import support for the latest Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 file formats and offers extended RAW Camera support. For deadline-driven, production professionals working in the areas of visual communications and vector illustration, this extended file format support is essential for quickly creating a range of assets from professional quality Web graphics, and multipage brochures to high impact signage and digital displays.
Free Update Highlights:
Corel CONNECT Updates: New integration with leading online photo sites including Fotolia and iStockphoto gives users access to millions of images for various projects.
Extended file import support: Import support for the latest Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 file formats gives users maximum flexibility.
Extended! RAW Support: Now supports RAW formats from additional selected models of Canon, Casio, Pentax, Fuji and Sony cameras.
In addition, with the help of our passionate CorelDRAW Graphics Suite user community, the free SP1 also includes several stability and performance enhancements.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 SP 1, offering the new functionality outlined above as well as enhanced stability, performance and fixes, is now available as a free download from the Corel website. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 SP 1 is available globally in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian and Turkish.