OTTAWA — Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that the newest version of its award-winning graphics suite, CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite X4, is now fully integrated with Bitstream’s WhatTheFont(TM) service and ConceptShare(TM), two leading web applications that accelerate the design process by providing users with easy online access to font identification and client feedback.
In December 2007, Corel and ConceptShare Inc., an emerging leader in online collaboration, announced the launch of www.CorelDRAWConceptShare.com, a site where CorelDRAW users could share designs online and collaborate with clients and colleagues. With the launch of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, the two companies have taken the partnership one step further, introducing the new CorelDRAW ConceptShare(TM) docker, a powerful online collaboration tool that is fully integrated within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4. With the new CorelDRAW ConceptShare docker, users can share their designs with colleagues and clients in real time directly from within CorelDRAW. Available in multiple languages, this innovative online tool enables users to create multiple workspaces, upload their designs and invite others to provide feedback or submit their own ideas online, simply by accessing the convenient docker within CorelDRAW X4.
“When developing this suite, we worked closely with our customers to make sure we were delivering the best possible solution to address their specific needs,” said Gerard Metrailler, Director of Product Management, Graphics for Corel. “Increasingly, our customers are looking for ways to take advantage of Web applications that streamline their workflow and enable quick and easy collaboration. Through our expanded partnerships, we are able to provide our customers with an improved user experience while helping them to be even more productive.”
To save designers even more time, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 also includes WhatTheFont(TM), the online font identification service from MyFonts.com. WhatTheFont lets users upload scanned images of fonts to its web site, where it then displays the closest match to the font sample provided. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 users can now access this feature from directly within CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT(R), and Corel CAPTURE(TM), accelerating layout and text editing by making it fast and easy for users to quickly identify the font used in existing bitmap designs, artwork or other images received from clients.
“We understand that designers are pressed for time," said Bernie Aho, Product Manager for ConceptShare. "ConceptShare makes it easy to manage the feedback loop throughout the design process. We’re thrilled that designers can now publish to a collaborative workspace without leaving the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 creative environment. It’s a seamless fit for millions of designers around the world.”
“The incorporation of a link to WhatTheFont in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 makes it quick and easy for users to take full advantage of WhatTheFont’s unique font identification capabilities,” said John Collins, Vice President and CTO of Bitstream and head of its MyFonts division. According to Collins, WhatTheFont is one of the most highly praised features of the MyFonts website.
A comprehensive suite of intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitmap-to-vector tracing applications, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite provides users with the tools, resources and confidence to tackle a wide variety of projects – from logos and Web graphics, to multipage brochures, high impact signage and digital displays. The trusted choice of millions of professional and aspiring designers worldwide, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 continues to offer the industry’s best combination of usability, performance, and price.
To learn more about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 or to download a full-featured, free trial version, please visit www.corel.com/coreldraw.
Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company’s product portfolio includes some of the world’s most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) Paint Shop Pro(R) Photo, Corel(R) Painter(TM), Corel DESIGNER(R), Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Office, WinZip(R), WinDVD(R) and iGrafx(R). Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel’s software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel’s leadership in software innovation, design and value.
Corel’s products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel’s global websites. The Company’s headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Corel’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE. www.corel.com.
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company focused on bringing unique software products to a wide variety of markets. The Company’s core software products include award-winning fonts and font rendering software, mobile browsing and messaging software and variable data publishing and Web-to-print software for personalized marketing. For more information about Bitstream, please visit www.bitstream.com and www.myfonts.com
ConceptShare is a world leader in online design collaboration founded in 2006 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada by a team of designers and industry professionals that understood the pains of the design collaboration process. The company has developed a web application that allows users to easily share, discuss and mark-up designs for review over the web.
Avenue A | Razorfish, QUALCOMM, AOL, Monster.com, the National Football League, the New York Knicks and Harvard University are among those on ConceptShare’s growing client list of international marketing agencies, professional sports teams and leagues, large retailers, and internet and software companies.
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