Corel Offers Powerful Alternatives to Creative Cloud

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- May 22, 2013 -- Corel today announced a special pricing program specifically for Creative Suite users looking for an alternative to Creative Cloud. As some software companies move to subscription only models, Corel continues to offer users the flexibility to choose how they want to purchase and experience Corel products. Creative Suite users are invited to try or purchase award-winning Corel software including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Painter, PaintShop Pro, VideoStudio Pro and AfterShot Pro at a special price (ranging up to 60% off SRP).

"We strongly believe that users should be able to choose how they would like to purchase their software," said Nick Davies, EVP & GM Graphics, Digital Media & Productivity Software at Corel. "We recognize that there isn't one solution that will work for everyone, which is why we have different offerings for the diverse products in our portfolio. We will continue to sell perpetual licenses in both the box and download format, in addition to offering CorelDRAW subscriptions and more, in order to meet the needs of our users."

Corel Offers Best of Both Worlds

Whether users are looking for a short-term commitment or want to always be up-to-date but own their software, Corel delivers the options and flexibility to cater to diverse users. In addition to a subscription or perpetual license of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, the CorelDRAW Premium Membership program adds the benefits of a subscription (always up-to-date, exclusive content and more) to the perpetual usage right of the product, offering the best of both worlds.

Take Corel Products for a Test Run

To experiment with the tools, features and workflow of Corel products, free 30-day fully functional trials can be downloaded at Learning resources are available within the product and through the Corel Discovery Center to ease into the transition and become more familiar with the power of Corel products.

"I'm a graphic designer by trade and I've tried just about every professional design application out there, but CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 trumps them all!" said Scott Huff, CorelDRAW user. "The streamlined interface is highly customizable with dockers and tools that are useful and intuitive. The integration within the applications means I never need to leave my Corel environment. From initial sketches to final proof I complete my work in a fraction of the time it takes using the competition's top tools."


The following offer is available for Creative Suite users in North America until August 30, 2013:

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 - $199 (SRP $499)                            
Painter® 12 - $229 (SRP $429)                                             
PaintShop® Pro X5 - $59.99 (SRP $79.99)                                   
VideoStudio® Pro X6 - $59.99 (SRP $79.99)                                 
AfterShot™ Pro - $79.99 (SRP $99.99)                                     

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About Corel

Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry's best-known brands, including Corel®, Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of graphics, productivity and digital media products, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative software that's easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value.

Used by millions of people around the world, our product lines include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter®, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Pinnacle Studio™, Roxio Creator®, Roxio® Toast® and WinZip®. For more information on Corel, please visit

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