The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-02-02T18:04:00Z EDIT OUT YOUR EX THIS VALENTINES DAY 2004-02-02T18:04:00Z edit-out-your-ex-this-valentines-day Valentines Day is the highlight of Cupids calendar but for those of us who are single, all the romance in the air can make us feel more like lepers than lovers! Valentines Day can often serve as a reminder of past heartbreaks and many ease the pain by destroying mementos of their lost loves, especially photos. Instead of burning the house down with a photo bonfire and to avoid ripping up photos of the unhappy couple, why not perform a safer and more fun ritual to get your ex out of your life? Graphics software specialist, Corel, is on hand to help you edit your ex out of your photo album with CorelDRAW Essentials 2 or Corel PhotoBook. So this Valentines Day, when you see those loved-up couples, red roses and hearts everywhere, dont reach for the matches or scissors reach for Corel. At the end of some relationships, people are left with great pictures that are ruined by the face of an ex. We want to keep the photo that truly beautiful sunset in Greece or stunning waterfall in the Caribbean are great memories and why get rid of that photo of you at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge? By using photo editing software, you can get your ex out of the picture for good while keeping those irreplaceable shots. And this process can be far cheaper than therapy too! Alternatively, if you want to insert someone into your photo to make it look like you had a date with a model or celebrity this Valentines Day, then CorelDRAW Essentials 2 is your perfect companion this 14th February! CorelDRAW Essentials 2 is a simple to use, all-in-one graphics suite for photo editing, painting and graphics that truly lets users explore their creativity Corel Photobook is the perfect digital camera companion. Photobook allows you to retouch, organise and share your digital photos; you can also create personalised photo albums, slide shows and mail pictures to friends Corel also offers: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 the first intelligent graphics suite for graphics design and illustration, page layout, vector drawing, photo-editing and motion-graphics Corel KnockOut 2 this perfect plugin companion to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 and Adobe Photoshop dramatically increases the quality of your photo composites by letting you preserve fine image details that were once impossible to mask precisely, such as transparent objects like smoke, hair, glass and much more. Corel reDRAWs the Graphics Landscape with Intelligent Design Software 2004-01-13T14:58:00Z corel-redraws-the-graphics-landscape-with-intelligent-design-software Corel today announced the upcoming availability of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 the newest version of its award-winning graphics suite. Coming in February 2004, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 features an exciting new breed of intelligent tools that allow users to complete design tasks twice as fast. Graphic professionals and business users alike will find that this powerful graphics suite helps them work faster, complete more projects, and impress more clients. Building on the success of one of the worlds most popular software titles, the latest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite saves designers time by giving them tools that reduce the number of clicks or steps required to get their jobs done. Offering unrivalled value, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 gives customers the incredible power of three integrated graphics applications, plus a collection of other useful tools and utilities all in one box. The new suite includes CorelDRAW 12 for illustration, page-layout and vector drawing; Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 for professional digital imaging; and Corel R.A.V.E. 3 for motion-graphics creation. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 is a testament to our longstanding reputation for graphics excellence and innovation. This new suite introduces a level of performance that goes beyond anything that users of any other graphics program have seen before, said Gavin Watson, Director, Corel Pty Ltd, Asia Pacific. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite now responds in ways never before possible. It builds a deeper partnership between designers and their tools providing software that intelligently interprets and reacts to the users needs. Customers will see firsthand that the impact on productivity is exceptional. Intelligent New Tools Reduce Design Time and Increase Productivity With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, the creative process is simplified by the introduction of new intelligent tools that speed the creation of designs. These new tools, in combination with time-saving enhancements and improvements to Corels legendary file compatibility, help ensure that important deadlines are met. Users will experience immediate benefits from the new, intelligent tools and other enhancements included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12. Some of the new features in the suite include: New! Smart Drawing tool When a designer needs to sketch a design and get ideas down fast with professional results, the Smart Drawing tool unique to Corel is key to getting the job done. The Smart Drawing tool has built-in intelligence to automatically recognise many shapes including circles, triangles, arrows and parallelograms. It intelligently smooths curves,minimising the number of steps required to produce polished graphics. Another key time-saver is the Smart Drawing tools ability to cleverly interpret freehand line drawings, instantly applying symmetry and balance so that designers can easily create perfect forms, on the fly. New! Dynamic Guides Available only in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, Dynamic Guides offer unprecedented levels of control, letting designers create a shape, draw a line, or place an object exactly where they want it, in one step. When Dynamic Guides are turned on, temporary guides appear, which can be pulled from the object snap points in the drawing. The new guides also provide customisable tick divisions, enabling users to move the cursor in even divisions along the guide and find the perfect spot for placing their text or objects. As users move objects around documents, the guides automatically change, instantly delivering important information so that any necessary adjustments can be made with ease. These intelligent enhancements dramatically reduce design time by allowing users to create, size and position objects easily and precisely, with fewer clicks. Enhanced! Snap to Objects Snap to Objects saves designers significant time when laying out projects by enabling them to quickly and precisely draw or modify objects in relation to each other. Users get real-time feedback as they mouse over snapping areas on objects and can choose to snap to any or all of the following: Node, Intersection, Midpoint, Quadrant, Tangent, Perpendicular, Edge of objects and lines, Centre, Text Baseline or Printable Area. New! Text Features When working with text, users can see detailed changes to type including leading and kerning regardless of the zoom level, enabling them to view and manipulate text on-screen with ease. With the new text features and enhanced text layout functionality in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, users now enjoy the same superior control over text as they do with graphics. New! Unicode Support Easily share files with colleagues around the world and seamlessly incorporate multiple languages into a single design, no matter which language version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 is being used. Unicode text allows the software to store more than 65,000 unique characters, making a broader range of language characters available to users. This means that any text entered on any system will be maintained, including English, Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek and others. New! Export For Office Create stunning graphics in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 and easily bring them into office documents. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 is a perfect companion to office suites, making it possible to easily preview and import graphics files into text documents, slide presentations and spreadsheets without needing to worry about file format compatibility. Intelligently selecting the most appropriate format (.png, .emf or .wpg) for the intended use, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 works with both Microsoft Office and WordPerfect Office to help users create high-impact business documents. New! Touch-up brush Users can remove defects (dust, scratches, etc.) in their digital images and see the results in real time. The Touch-up brush also features flexible strength values that allow the user tocustomisethe strength of the tool. The Touch-up brush provides a dedicated tool to perform common image/photo touch-ups by intelligently covering unwanted areas. The more the designer brushes over the affected area, the more the effect is amplified. Early Reactions Excitement for the new suite is building as beta testers and partners prepare for the February release. Heres what some of them had to say: CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12 rocks. Plain and simple, said Patrick Gallagher, Graphic Designer. CorelDraw has been and still is instrumental in growing my business. Its magic allows me to expand my abilities and provide superior service to my clients, said Bob Friedman, CEO, Service Bureau. Each version just gets better and better. More tools, stability and improvements that take you to a higher level of performance and creativity. This is truly cutting-edge stuff. I'd buy this package for the new snapping features alone. They allow me to work with greater precision and save me a lot of time, said Yannick Mnard, Graphic Designer. For many of our corporate and government customers, creating professional graphics isnt just the job of the design department. More and more business users are incorporating business graphics into their day-to-day workflow, said Harry Zoberman, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations at ASAP. By adding compatible and intuitive creative tools like CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 to their desktops, our customers are giving their employees powerful graphics software that enables them to communicate more effectively than ever before. Unrivalled Value The premiere graphics suite for Windows, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 delivers unrivalled value with three award-winning applications, all in one box: CorelDRAW 12 for illustration, page-layout and vector drawing; Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 for professional digital imaging; and Corel R.A.V.E. 3 for motion-graphics creation. The package also ships with CorelTRACE 12 and Corel CAPTURE 12. To ensure that userscapitalise on the full capabilities of the suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 includes a free Lynda.com training CD. Featuring more than two hours of video content, this robust training program helps users to get up and running with the software and its new features faster than ever before. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 also gives customers access to exceptional software from other leading vendors and industry standard technologies including Bitstream Font Navigator 5.0, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.3, Kodak Digital Science colour management system, and QuickTime 6.0 Player. It includes 10,000 professional clipart images, 1,000 TrueType and Type 1 fonts, and 1,000 photos and objects adding even more content to the designers toolbox. Media Information: To find out more about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 check out - http://www.corel.com/cdgs12/presskit Pricing and Availability: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 will be available in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese around the world in mid-February 2004. Available for the Windows platform, suggested retail pricingfor the full product is AUD$799 inc GST, the upgrade product is AUD$349 inc GST, and education pricing is AUD$229 inc GST. About Corel Corporation: Corel provides innovative software solutions and services that help millions of customers worldwide improve their productivity. Founded in 1985, the Company is best known for its leading graphics and office productivity solutions, including CorelDRAW and WordPerfect. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corel has offices around the globe. For more information, please visit www.corel.com Corel Grafigo 2 Now Available! 2003-09-16T13:54:00Z corel-grafigo-2-now-available Corel Corporation today unveiled the new version of its award-winning Tablet PC application, Corel Grafigo 2. Designed specifically for the Tablet PC, Corel Grafigo 2 improves mobile productivity with enhanced tools for content creation, annotation and collaboration through an easy-to-use interface. With new intuitive drawing assistance tools, integrated document management features and leading-edge collaboration technology, Corel Grafigo 2 is an ideal companion for mobile professionals "Customers love the mobility, productivity and collaboration that Corel Grafigo enables," said Gavin Watson, Director Asia Pacific, Corel Pty Ltd. "With Corel Grafigo 2, weve further enhanced the experience with intuitive tools that are intelligent enough to interpret quick sketches so theres no need for guess work. This means clearer communication and faster, more efficient results." "Customers can expect to see this same intelligence reflected in Corels future software releases as we continue to build on our reputation for giving customers innovative solutions that evolve with their needs," concludes Gavin Watson. New features in Corel Grafigo 2 are designed around three key mobile workflow concepts Create, Annotate and Collaborate. CREATE 1. Enhanced Drawing Assistance Create flow charts and capture white boarding sessions using powerful drawing aids such as line straightening; alignment of line segments, end points, and corners; auto-closing of geometrical and non-geometrical shapes; symmetry recognition; and snapping. These new features recognise the shapes users draw and convert them into perfect forms. In addition to the hand-drawn shapes recognised in version 1.0, Corel Grafigo now recognises arrows and trapezoids. 2. Enhanced Library Easily access reusable content from underlays, Onionskins, text frames and ink strokes for quick insertion. 3. New Grab-it Tool Grab content from any application or Web page and bring it directly into Corel Grafigo 2 with only a few taps of the pen. ANNOTATE 1. Enhanced Underlays Import multi-page documents from any program that supports standard Windows print functionality on your Tablet PC. Automatically converted to underlays, these documents can be moved, resized and deleted with ease. As users bring in pages as separate underlays, Corel Grafigo 2 automatically adds them as views to the View Manager toolbar for easy access. 2. Enhanced Onionskins Use transparent overlays for annotating or marking up existing files without altering the original. Corel Grafigo 2 lets users show, hide, lock and unlock Onionskins and uses multiple colored Onionskins ensuring that different authors can be easily identified in a collaboration session. 3. New Navigator View and navigate within documents more easily. Use the Navigator to pan to any area of the workspace with a tap of the pen. COLLABORATE 1. Enhanced Real-time collaboration Through Microsoft Peer-to-Peer technology or Microsoft NetMeeting, Corel Grafigo 2 lets users collaborate with colleagues over the Internet in real time. Changes made by one user can be seen simultaneously by all members of the collaboration session, saving time during group projects, brainstorming sessions or whenever input is required from multiple sources. 2. New Direct E-mail Output After reviewing and annotating files and documents, use e-mail to send documents directly from the application, creating a highly efficient communication workflow. 3. New Auto Slide Show Save views as a slide show and open them in an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) viewer. For multi-page documents, Corel Grafigo 2 also provides navigation controls that let users navigate through the views theyve defined. Written in the C# programming language that takes advantage of Microsofts .NET capabilities, this award-winning software was one of the first applications developed specifically for the Tablet PC platform. Using SVG as its native file format, users can share and view Corel Grafigo 2 files using the Corel SVG Viewer, available free at www.corel.com/svgviewer. "With the introduction of Corel Grafigo 2, Corel continues its innovation for the Tablet PC allowing users to more effectively create and share their graphic designs while on the go," said Andrew Dixon, director of Tablet PC marketing at Microsoft Corp. "As the first software application to include Microsoft peer-to-peer technology, Corel Grafigo 2 takes productivity and collaboration in mobile computing to an entirely new level, enabling significantly higher business value for mobile workers." What the Tablet PC industry is saying about Corel Grafigo 2: "Corel is taking mobile productivity even further with the introduction of Corel Grafigo 2. Corel Grafigo 2 is an ideal complement to the innovative design of the Compaq Tablet PC from HP because it removes the barriers to capturing and sharing ideas ensuring that our customers can be fully productive, no matter where they are," said Naila Seif, director mobile solutions at HP. "This is a significant software offering for HPs Tablet PCs and we are pleased to work with Corel to continue its leading role in this rapidly growing market." "Fujitsu recognises the power of Corel Grafigo 2 and the advantages this exciting application can provide to Tablet PC users," said Paul Moore, director of product marketing for Fujitsu PC Corporation. "Tablet PCs have established themselves as viable solutions for improving productivity and facilitating the exchange of information. Software like Corel Grafigo 2 is essential to the widespread adoption of this technology, offering tremendous benefits to users across a number of industries." "Built specifically for the Tablet PC, Corel Grafigo 2 gives mobile knowledge workers the tools they need to be productive, making it a great tool for our TravelMate customers," said Jeffrey Friederichs, Acer America Corporation, vice president of notebook business unit. "We are pleased to be working with Corel on this latest release giving our customers easy access to one of the most powerful Tablet PC applications available today." Pricing & Availability: Corel Grafigo 2 licensing is available now from Corel channel partners. Prices range from AUD$195inc GST for a single user, to AUD$160inc GST for deployments of more than 121 machines. To download the free trial version, please visit www.corel.com/grafigo. Corel Customer Service Corel Upgrade Inquiries CS Australia ph: 1800 658 850 Australia ph: 1800 200 065 CS New Zealand ph: 0508 267 351 NZ ph: 0800 003 925 Email: corelcust@itdirect.com.au About Corel Corporation: Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specialising in content creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The companys goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual content that is always relevant, accurate and available. 2003 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, Grafigo and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product, font and company names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Corel and Lynda.com introduce Corel training CDs 2003-07-03T13:21:00Z corel-and-lynda-com-introduce-corel-training-cds Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSX: COR) today announced that Lynda.com has produced training CDs for Corels graphics applications Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11. Lynda.com, a leading online training resource, provides software training for professional users of desktop publishing, digital image editing and Web publishing tools to audiences worldwide. The Web site currently offers over 2,800 movie files, providing in-depth training on a wide array of topics for several creative applications. The Corel training CDs, entitled Getting Started with Corel Painter 8 and Getting Started with CorelDRAW 11, each feature over thirty, cross-platform QuickTime movies. Getting Started with Corel Painter 8: Provides information on how to use Corel Painter 8, such as learning the Corel Painter 8 workspace, working with brushes, colors, and textures, different file formats, and Wacom tablets, as well as sketching, painting, and photography techniques using different artistic mediums. Free previews of the CD are available at www.corel.com/painter8/training. Getting Started with CorelDRAW 11: Provides information on how to use CorelDRAW 11, such as learning the workspace, working with objects, paths, shapes and tools, file format support, integration with Corel PHOTO-PAINT, as well as multiple page documents, layout, typography and design techniques. "Were thrilled to work with Corel on the new training CDs for Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11," said Lynda Weinman, president and founder of Lynda.com. "Corels graphics applications are powerful, flexible and easy to use. Our training CDs for Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11 allow designers and creative professionals to quickly get up to speed on key features, improving their creative workflow and increasing their productivity." "Our partnership with Lynda Weinman is of strategic importance to both Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11," said Gavin Watson, Director of Corel Pty Ltd, Asia Pacific. "We are aligning Corels graphics applications with one of North Americas most renowned training specialists for design professionals. The new Corel training CDs enable graphics professionals to explore the tremendous creative capabilities of CorelDRAW 11 and Painter 8 in new and compelling ways." The training CDs are now available for pre-order at the Corel Store at http://buy.corel.com. They will start shipping early August 2003 to audiences worldwide for a suggested retail price of $149.95 AUD. About Corel Corporation Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specialising in content creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The companys goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corels common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR. WordPerfect Office 11 education edition to debut at retail 2003-07-02T12:48:00Z wordperfect-office-11-education-edition-to-debut-at-retail Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSX: COR) announces todaythat WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition will be available at retail stores across Australiaearly August 2003. WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition was formerly available through approved academic resellers only. Competitively priced at $229 AUD, WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition offers students and educators the best value available for full-featured office productivity tools. "Corel is firmly committed to meeting the needs of educators and students everywhere, and for that reason were introducing the Education Edition of WordPerfect Office 11 at retail, just in time for people seeking the best tools to take back to school," said Gavin Watson, Director of Corel Pty Ltd, Asia Pacific. "Millions of loyal followers recognise the competitive edge that WordPerfect offers in the workplace, and with the launch of WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition at retail, were aggressively promoting the same advantages to a vast number of users in schools, universities and other institutions." WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition includes WordPerfect 11, the latest version of the world-famous word processor, spreadsheet application Quattro Pro 11, multimedia presentations application Presentations 11 and the relational database application, Paradox. Launched in April 2003, WordPerfect Office 11 is gaining in popularity as it enhances the way users create, exchange and interact with content, providing intelligent methods of collaborating with friends and colleagues. WordPerfect Office 11 offers new ways to deliver greater efficiency, flexibility and choice to any user, whether at school or at work. For more information on WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition, please visit www.wordperfect.com/education Eligibility: Accredited schools, faculties, full or part time students, academic supervisory organisations, hospitals, libraries, museums and nonprofit charitable and religious organisations are all eligible to purchase WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition. For more information on eligibility, please visit www.corel.com/education/eligibility. About Corel Corporation: Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specialising in content creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The companys goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corels common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR. Corel Announces Creative Winter Blockbuster! 2003-06-11T18:23:00Z corel-announces-creative-winter-blockbuster Just in time for winter, Corel (NASDAQ: CORL; TSX: COR) has announced the upcoming availability of a new lineup of powerful, fun and affordable software designed to put the creative power of Corels celebrated graphics products into the hands of more customers worldwide! With a new look and lower price, this lineup includes some familiar favorites as well as some brand new applications designed to help customers enhance their creativity. "We cant wait for customers to see what we have in store with our newly updated line of graphics offerings, designed specifically to address their needs," said Gavin Watson, Director of Corel Pty Ltd, AsiaPacific. "With award-winning graphics technology, an updated look and lower prices, theres no better time for customers to unleash their creative energy and explore the possibilities provided by Corels software." Corels Creative Winter lineup will be available at retail, via mail-order catalogues and e-commerce sites across Australia this month and it will include the following titles: NEW! Corel Print House 6 For weddings, graduations, birthdays and summer barbecues - Corel Print House 6 is the fastest, easiest software application for getting your special event organised or creating fun projects with your family! A brand new release, Corel Print House 6 helps capture your imagination to create unique scrapbooks, greeting cards, calendars and more. For only $99, Corel Print House 6 is the ideal creative partner for producing virtually any kind of graphics project quickly and easily. NEW! Corel Photobook Forget the sunscreen, the essential vacation item this summer is Corel Photobook! Corel has re-energised Micrografx Picture Publisher Digital Camera Edition by giving it a fresh new face as Corel Photobook. Fast, fun and easy to use, it lets you capture, enhance, organise and share your digital photos. Now youll have perfect digital photos for the friendly price of $99. Corel R.A.V.E. 2 Web sites come alive with Corel R.A.V.E. 2! Available for the first time as a stand-alone application, Corel R.A.V.E. 2 enables users to easily add interactive Flash animations and inject excitement into their Web site. Available for $99, Corel R.A.V.E. will help to transform your personal Web site from static to spectacular! Corel Bryce 5 Known for its power and ease of use, professionals and enthusiasts love using this graphics tool to create stunningly realistic 3D landscapes and animations. Now available for just $189, this innovative software application is an ideal way to integrate 3D technology into the creative process! NEW! Corel KPT Collection For years, professionals and enthusiasts alike have delighted in combining Kais Power Tools plug-in filters and Adobe Photoshop. Now, weve combined the effects in KPT 5, KPT 6 and KPT effects to give you an unprecedented set of creative effects for just $229. Corel KnockOut 2 Corel KnockOut 2 lets users preserve fine image details that were once impossible to mask precisely. It speeds up the entire design process by accurately defining complex objects more quickly than other masking techniques. An ideal plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PHOTO-PAINT or Corel Painter 8, this unparalleled design tool is available for $229. Corels Creative Winter product releases demonstrate the companys strong commitment to its channel partners and to providing award-winning software that offers incredible power, versatility and exceptional value. To learn more about Corels Creative Winter lineup, please visit www.corel.com/creativesummer About Corel Corporation: Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specializing in content creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The companys goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corels common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR. 2003 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, Corel Print House, Corel Photobook, Picture Publisher, Corel R.A.V.E., Bryce, KPT, Corel Painter, CorelDRAW and WordPerfect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the US and/or other countries. All other product, font and company names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Corel Smart Graphics Studio Now Available 2003-05-07T13:49:00Z corel-smart-graphics-studio-now-available Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSX: COR) today announced the availability of Corel Smart Graphics Studio, a development platform designed to speed and simplify the creation of SVG-based smart graphics. Smart graphics are a new form of enterprise-class, graphically-rich application built using open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to transform XML and legacy data into powerful and compelling intranet and extranet applications. "Enterprise and government organisations are incorporating XML as a key technology component in their IT development strategies. XML-based technologies that can be used to build dynamic applications that are data-driven and feature rich are drawing the attention of developers within these organisations," said Rikki Kirzner, Research Director at IDC. "SVG is an open standard, XML-based language that can be used to create graphics and images to represent information in a more effective and understandable manner. It also provides the ability to dynamically interact with intranet and extranet applications. SVG is a key XML technology being considered by many professional developers." SVG-based applications are ideal for enterprise and government customers for a variety of purposes including interactive electronic technical publishing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), schematic diagramming, and building Human Machine Interfaces (HMI). "WIPRO has taken keen interest in the Corel Smart Graphics Studio because of its adherence to enterprise class open standards. We are excited to be testing the product with our enterprise IT consulting practice enabling us to reduce the time and costs associated with delivering visual interfaces to our back-end development efforts," said Ajay Kumar, Marketing Manager, Corporate Vertical at WIPRO Technologies. Corel Smart Graphics Studio enables System Integrators and IT departments to reduce the cost and complexity of building and delivering SVG-based applications. Based on XML, SVG, and XSLT, applications built with Corel Smart Graphics Studio are not dependent on proprietary technology and are highly interoperable with existing tools and infrastructure. Corel Smart Graphics Studio enables application developers to easily produce extensible solutions by maintaining a separation between the graphical, functional and data components of an application, resulting in significantly increased application development ROI. "Many organizations are turning to XML and open standard Web services to ensure the easy exchange and longevity of their data and information. As a result, SVG application development is on the rise enabling developers to deliver these services in a compelling way, while maintaining an end-to-end XML infrastructure," said Gavin Watson, Director Corel Pty Limited. Gavin Watson added, "Many enterprises have long recognized the power SVG offers for creating graphical solutions, but were challenged with the task of hand coding these applications a very time consuming and expensive process. Corel Smart Graphics Studio enables developers to deliver these applications in a fraction of the time, and as a result, will further spur the adoption of the SVG standard." Corel Smart Graphics Studio is composed of four integrated applications: 1. Corel Developer SG Corel Developer SG includes three components: Design Window enables application developers to design client interfaces while working in a visual development environment; Template Builder lets application developers prepare SVG documents with dynamic objects for data mappings; Data Mapper allows application developers to define the connections between the inputs of an SVG template and the data. 2. Corel Process Builder Corel Process Builder lets application developers build processes for binding multiple data sources including XML, ODBC, Web Services, and legacy data. The data is then combined with graphics and application logic to create a run-time process. Process Builder allows the developer to visually create server-side processes using drag-and-drop modules. There is no need to learn complicated scripting languages. 3. Corel Server SG Corel Server SG is a high performance platform for the management and transformation of application data and images. Processes created in the Process Builder are executed on the Server. Corel Server SG is available in both developer and enterprise editions. 4. Corel SVG Viewer Corel SVG Viewer is a Web browser plug-in that lets application developers view and interact with the SVG graphics as they develop the application interface. It offers: unparalleled rendering capability; compliance with open standards; an ActiveX control for integration with enterprise applications. Pricing and Availability Corel Smart Graphics Studio is available for download from www.corel.com now. It will be widely available through Corels reseller partners starting June 2003. For more information about Corel Smart Graphics Studio or to download a free trial version, please visit www.corel.com/smartgraphics. The trial version includes a Get Started guide and tutorials to introduce system integrators and IT professionals to simplified SVG smart graphics application development. About Corel Corporation Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation (www.corel.com) is a leading technology company specializing in content creation tools, business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The companys goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with visual content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corels common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR. 2003 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, SG and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product, font and company names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.