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Corel

(Corel Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, www.corel.com) A leading Canadian software company, founded in 1985 by Dr. Michael Cowpland. For many years, it has been widely known for its award-winning CorelDRAW graphics programs for Windows, Mac and Unix. Corel offers a variety of business programs, including application suites that include WordPerfect and Quattro Pro. In 1996, it acquired the WordPerfect family of software from Novell. In the late 1990s, Corel began to invest in the Linux movement, developing a version of the OS and porting CorelDRAW and WordPerfect to the platform, but later sold the OS to another company.

With the acquisition of Micrografx in 2001, Corel offers two sophisticated drawing programs: CorelDRAW for small business applications, and Corel DESIGNER for the technical illustrator. In that same year, Corel also acquired SoftQuad, which boosts its offerings in the XML publishing arena.


Dr. Michael C. J. Cowpland
Cowpland founded Corel in 1985 and spent 15 years as its CEO and president. Previous to Corel, he founded Mitel Corporation in 1973, and subsequent to Corel, became CEO of ZIM Corporation (www.zim.biz). (Image courtesy of Corel Corporation.)
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WordPerfect Office X6 adds some new software, including WinZip and WinZip Courier (for automatically zipping large email attachments) in all editions, and bundling Corel VideoStudio Essentials X4 in the $250 Standard, $400 Professional, and $380 Legal editions (but not the $100 Home & Student version).
"Consumers have come to appreciate VideoStudio Pro for its uncomplicated approach to movie making, speed and impressive creative effects," said Jan Piros, Senior Product Manager, Digital Media at Corel. "With VideoStudio Pro X5, we've furthered our commitment to overall performance and innovation by offering powerful new features and category-crossing tools like screen recording and HTML5.
In business since 1989, Corel, which has 800 employees, sells a variety of software programs.
According to Corel, the Painter 12.1 update "further enriches the creative experience for digital artists," The update brings many new features, along with general usability and performance enhancements, and will apparently "equip artists with everything they need to create stunning and realistic digital art creations."
Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is available now in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Polish, with additional languages to follow.
The company said that with this new certification, Corel WinDVD Pro 2010 will be able to provide customers with the industry's best movie-watching experience on the PC.
Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 11 is for any computer user interested in using Corel Painter 11, the industry standard for pixel-based drawing and painting.
Corel Home Office is a new office suite designed specifically to address the needs of consumers and home-based businesses.