CorelDraw comes back to Mac, 20 years later

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 was designed specifically for macOS.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 was designed specifically for macOS.
Photo: Corel

You have to be of certain age to remember a Mac version of CorelDRAW, but its developer just returned this graphics suite to Apple desktops and laptops.

Corel commits itself to “world-class vector graphics software, professional photo editing, unsurpassed output capabilities, and AI-powered drawing tools.” 

You have to go all the way back to CorelDRAW 11 in 2001 to find the last Mac version. But the company just released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac, along with versions for Windows and the web.

This company has apparently renewed its commitments to macOS. It recently acquired Parallels Desktop, software that enables Macs to run Windows.

Bring on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019

“With 2019, we’re bringing the power of CorelDRAW in a truly native experience to the Mac, delivering the high-end tools professionals need,” said John Falsetto, Senior Director of Products, CorelDRAW and Productivity, in a statement.

The suite starts with CorelDRAW for vector graphic design, illustration and page layout.  Then there’s Corel PHOTO-PAINT for photo editing, Corel Font Manager to index and organize font libraries and AfterShot 3 HDR for RAW processing.  And LiveSketch uses an AI neural network to turn hand-drawn strokes into vector shapes.

CorelDRAW is for vector graphic design, illustration and page layout,
CorelDRAW is for vector graphic design, illustration and page layout,
Photo: Corel

Even better, the software  supports macOS Mojave Dark Mode and Touch Bar on MacBook Pro.

The full version of the Mac, Windows, and web suites are $499 USD / €699 / £599.99 each.