I am using X4 presently...on Win !0 pro. Not entirely ideal. Been thinking about upgrading. But there's so many options now I'm not sure what to look for.
I am by no means an expert with CorelDraw although I have been using it since maybe around version 4. So I have some pretty firm ideas about what I can and need to do.
I want a full featured vector drawing program. I could use a photo editor (PP), but there are other programs out there that do almost all I need. .Maybe the Trace utility. But most of the rest of the Graphic Suite useless...for what I need.
Not to put too fine a point on it, except for the glitches on Win 10, I am content with X4.
I suspect a lot of people would be happy if Corel just separated out the photo imaging stuff from the drawing stuff--offered CorelDraw by its lonesome...maybe with text functionality, the ability to import bitmaps and an autotrace ability.
So again I am forced (?) to look at upgrading. But reading the comparisons and reviews on-line I am not sure that the Home and Student version of X8 would meet my needs. Seems like the Vector drawing bit is pretty rudimentary..crippled by comparison
And what does 2018 lack in comparison to X8?...in terms of functionality and what I am used to with X4?.
What are the differences between CorelDraw X8, CorelDraw 2018 and the Home and Student version of X8, for instance...aside from price?
Can someone please shed some light on this?
I believe that features in X8 Student are less functional than X4 Student
I have x4 full edition.
But that's why I asked...except for PhotoPaint and so forth I don't want to lose a step versus X4 when I upgrade.
I think you're going to have a hard time getting a detailed comparison between any "full" version and "Home and Student" version. There aren't many users active on the forum who are very familiar with both.
I don't fault you for asking, though; good luck.
For some users, lack of a specific capability - e.g., DXF import/export, or support for VBA macros - is a deal killer for Home and Student.
Thank you for your reply. I sure appreciate those who are willing to help. And to take the time.
Mostly, I guess, I'm asking if the Home & Student version has the same, or an equivalent, version / funtionality of the Draw module as X4? I suspect it doesn't, but I want to be sure.
Beyond that, I am also asking what the difference between 2018 and X8 is.
Ultimately I want a version of CorelDraw (not necessarily Photopaint) that will do everything CorelDraw X4 does but on Windows 10.
DW said:Ultimately I want a version of CorelDraw (not necessarily Photopaint) that will do everything CorelDraw X4 does but on Windows 10.
If I were in that situation right now, I would be looking for "boxed" copies of 2018 that were floating around in retail channels when 2019 was released, and hoping to find one at a decent price as "distressed" merchandise.
I have seen comments here from another poster about Staples-branded versions being one option for that.