Would like to know when will the CorelDRAW Mac 2019 updates be available?
I hope the sluggish performance will be addressed soon.
Durban, what kind of work do you do. I do everything, but large format print, large architectural signage, donor walls, high end color correcting for architectural promotional magazines and trade booths on a scale that Adobe and Affinity cannot handle are my stock and trade.
I tried Affinity Designer but found that it was insufficiently robust, it simply couldn't handle large files, many projects from my clients start in Illustrator and they bring it to me when AI edits start taking15 to 20 minutes each. Affinity Photo has nothing for me that I don't already have with Photo-PAINT and PaintShop Pro. I never tested Affinity Photo with 500 mb to 1.5 gb image files. Will it do 1.5 gb files
David, I'm not sure what you mean as regards file size and being robust. The file size does not seem to affect APhoto and ADesign. On top of that, both use a 'comma' file - in other words, you can switch between programs with the programs with ease. I was working with a 7.3 GB file this morning I inherited for the new movie coming out "Dora the Explorer' and the programs handled it just fine.
I was using Corel today on another project and it ended up hanging me 9 plus times. In the end, I moved the file over to Affinity as I was at my wit's end.
Ok here's what I mean by size.
The image below is small part of a 111 foot donor/history wall but it contains a complex set of curves, I have another one that's 88'x 10' I'm installing Friday and another 130' x 14' project in the works. The kind of accuracy we required will not work with a scaled file. The project for Friday has to hold + - .005" for the CNC work and for all the elements to fit.
The acrylic work below is what got me started on the one below because the designer from the architect firm using Illustrator created it and having to work in scale started getting issues with Illustrator taking 20 minutes to handle one edit and then regularly locking up so I was walking by and she ask for help. I took the 7 Illustrator files and placed and recreated some into a 111' CorelDRAW document. Proofed everything fixed all errors, (there was an 11" error over 36' feet of the wall due to scaling in AI, CorelDRAW does not have that scaling issue. The pattern they were using could not be scaled up and had to be made into something a bit more civilized in Draw.
Final working file about 2.3gb CorelDRAW file in memory, mockups utilizing multi-page copies of the file went well above 5GB. Proofing was handled by reduced scale PDF digital proofs until color became critical..
The original designer was using the latest version of AI on a I7 desktop with 4 GB video NVidia card, a SSD and 64 GB of RAM. Illustrator simply couldn't handle all the parameters, file size and physical size, in the end after installation we were within 3/32" at 111' with the printed wall paper elements. It's art in manufacturing or at least this is what the end user (the person who pays) thinks, I just want paid.
So as you can see it's not only large file size in GB's but large physical sizes and the ability to handle complexity beyond what Illustrator can handle. I can only fix Illustrator files because CorelDRAW is better at handling large complex files like this.
Now you said a 7.3GB file I'm assuming it's either a native Affinity Photo or Designer file, raster formats usually crap out at about 4 GB. 2GB in most realities with PSB creating files that cannot be output and will save sometime in your life time.
So I'm asking what file format was the 7.3GB?
If Affinity can handle this kind of stuff on a PC I'd be happy to look at it, if not I'm going to have to stay where I'm at. I got rid of my last MAC in 1996, none and I mean NONE of my architect clients have any MACS and their IT people will not even consider them.