CorelDraw was the first editor to offer vector-based fonts, allowing users to create and edit font variations and use those fonts in their works. CorelDraw/CorelDRAW is the foundation of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, which includes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, the font manager Corel Font Manager, and the font-editing program CorelDraw Studio (formerly under the name CorelDRAW Studio).
CorelDraw is also the foundation of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite which consists of a set of graphics-related software that can be purchased separately or in combination. These programs are as follows:
CorelDraw is the first true vector graphics editor to achieve widespread market acceptance. It is the best-selling desktop publishing application worldwide, with over 100 million copies sold. CorelDraw is available for Windows and macOS, starting at US$149.95 for the Standard edition. The Basic and Standard editions come with a 14-day trial. The Standard and Essentials editions are free for students and educators. A pro version is also available, with additional features (see below).
CorelDraw was also bundled with many of Corel's desktop publishing systems. A version of CorelDraw for the Macintosh was released in 1995. A new version of CorelDraw was released in 2001, which is based on the Mac OS X operating system. The current version is CorelDraw Graphics Suite 24 and is available on Windows and macOS. The user interface differs significantly in appearance and function from the previous version; it is oriented more toward the Apple interface, with a dock bar menu that allows users to launch programs directly from the menu. For example, the File menu is replaced by the Font menu. Also, the selection-by-click method of choosing items from the drawing area is no longer available; instead, users select items from the menu bar and then click on the item in the drawing area.
The software is designed to work on a Wacom digitizer-based graphics tablet. Versions for other graphics tablet technologies, including Cintiq, are available. CorelDRAW is also available as a Shareware product for non-commercial use. For non-commercial use the price of the product is $49.95. There is also a student version called CorelDraw for Schools which is available for free. For non-commercial use the price of the product is $79.95. Corel has also released CorelDRAW Lite, a version of the software for mobile devices. It is available for iOS, Android and Windows 8.1 mobile devices. 827ec27edc