Hello there! I'm looking to buy Coreldraw X4 or newer. X4 would be just about perfect. Maybe you have a copy dusting in the shelves somewhere :)Full retail copies, no student editions or such. Contacts through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much!
Heads up! Also 2018 edition might interest.
For me to give any advice that has value it would have som caveats. Multipage files and image editing as yor main work then you're better off with 2018.
The new object manager and screwed up tone curves in Photo-PAINT in 2019 and 2020 makes them poor choices. A reputable dealer like B&H Photo might have some 2018 licenses available.
If you have need to print complex fills and transparency to PDF then 2020 is the best choice.
Just remembet CorelDRAW requires allot of assembly, it has issues when a default install is used.
Thanks for the advices! I use Photoshop and the likes for images, and leave Corel to mostly handle the vectors (plus for measuring / scaling) and just masking images typically. Images within Corel i mostly just crop, maybe add a bit of contrast once in the rare moon and that's about it. Multipage files hasn't been an issue to me in the past, and maybe nowadays i combine different files / pages sizes within PDF as my new favorite.I rather do extreme fills, blends and transparencies in Photoshop with the pen tablet. It's just more straight forward and robust in my opinion, then just flatten the final image for zero issues in print. Sure, Corel has some issues especially when there's two installs but that's the way it's been with me for 10-15 years at work and elsewhere. It's not such a big deal, it's the nature of the beast.Speaking of good programs; those who often work with PDF files, i HIGHLY recommend giving PDF-XChange Editor a try -> https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editorIt's highly customizable, fast and very good in my opinion. Awesome support too! Spiritually somewhat similar to Coreldraw and Rhinoceros 3D i'd say, but with it's own spin. Cheap to purchase too, when the time comes. A breath of fresh air among the directions that Adobe and Corel are now taking. In my line of work, XChange Editor puts Adobe Acrobat quite royally to shame. Copy, paste, scale etc. content back and forth seamlessly, overlay PDF-files with the Watermark function, resize pages bigger and smaller, adjust trim and crop pages, add bleeds fast, manipulate images and text (and all content basically) with great ease. Basically you get an idea in your head that would this work, and there's a good chance XChange Editor can do it. Just dig a little deeper in the customization menus, and treasures you shall find.Sure, new Acrobat has some unique features of it's own, but nowadays, i really don't need it anymore. Good stuff!
Thanks for the tip on PDF-XChange Editor.
I use their free viewer to have PDF previews in XYplorer.
My architectural clients use pdf xchange