I purchased CorelDraw 2019 for Mac yesterday. I've been using CD in Parallels for a few years in our Screen Printing business and have been in love with the software. I'm using the Mac version today and it seems quite sluggish compared to 2018 running in Parallels on my Mac. Is anyone else having this issue? Also I can't use my Logitech mouse to zoom in and out of designs with the scroll wheel. Other mice work just fine but it looks like Logitech Options is causing an issue with CorelDraw for Mac.
I downloaded it too and yes its very sluggish. It's very sad. Its like they just said let's put this out there even though it's not yet done. I too agree with a few people here, there is no way I am spending $500 for this software with this bug and a bunch of other problems I mention in my discussion of SUPER EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!!
PawPrints Ada said: purchased CorelDraw 2019 for Mac yesterday. I've been using CD in Parallels for a few years in our Screen Printing business and have been in love with the software. I'm using the Mac version today and it seems quite sluggish compared to 2018 running in Parallels on my Mac. Is anyone else having this issue?
Yeah. Ironically, I think I made this same comment a couple days ago. Or I was thinking about it but didn't post it. But I downloaded the Mac demo and decided to have a play with it. I immediately decided that it was too sluggish to bother with, but I've been using it via Parallels Desktop for years. And that is of course, understandably sluggish, but it feels faster than the new native Coreldraw. At the same time, my Mac was new in around 2014 I think, so I'm allowing for that to be a factor. Adobe software is also getting slower, but not like what I see with Coreldraw. For example, when I click the eye to turn a layer on/off, it's so slow, I was clicking it multiple times because I thought maybe I'd missed the icon when I clicked on it. Soon I realized that it's reaction time was just that slow. Also, one of the example files that came with the demo is nearly ineditable because it's so slow.
To all those experiencing performance issues in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac....could you please post details on where you are finding performance is lacking? Also, if you haven't already, I would encourage you to submit a support ticket for performance or other issues posted here.
Please be as specific as possible, and provide a video if possible. Please also include system/equipment and display details (eg single monitor or multi-monitor, screen depth) and the OS you are using.
Thank you, Sharon
In my case CorelDraw is slow in general. It's like it takes too many CPU cycles to do simple things like moving objects or scrolling. Let me give you an example. In both CorelDraw and Illustrator CC 2019 I made a new file containing a rectangle and an ellipse. I opened Activity Monitor to check the CPU usage while scrolling the page in each application. The result: AI ~50% CPU, CDR: ~115% CPU.
Another example: the CPU usage when the application is idle: AI: ~2%; CDR: ~5%.
Even the system battery meter says that CorelDraw is using significant energy. And that's while I only have a simple file opened containing two objects.
My computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15", i7, 8 GB RAM, Iris Pro graphics, no external displays connected, macOS 10.14.3.
I’m using CorelDraw on my MacBook Pro 17” Late 2011 (2.4GHz, 16GB RAM 1TB SSD, Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6770M & Intel HD Graphics 3000) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Simple tasks like moving an object, coloring objects, drawing with the pen tool etc. are very slow. Almost everything that I do in CD is slow.
Applying gradient colors and changing fonts resulted in crash a few times.