CorelDraw 2019 comes back to the Mac and onto the web

first_img Software Best laptops, tablets and desktops for creatives in 2018 38 Photos Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Intel 2:35 See it Enlarge ImageCorelDraw on the Mac. Corel Corel surrendered to the inevitable and dropped its Mac version of the CorelDraw products in 2001. 18 years on, the company is bringing it back simultaneously with the release of its latest Windows update, CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, and its debut into the web app world. The difference this time is the Mac version isn’t a warmed-over Windows application. Instead it’s built from a separate and newly developed code base.What that means in practice is that it looks and feels like a native Mac OS application. It adheres to system-specific conventions — preferences under the application menu rather than the edit menu as they are in Windows, support for dark mode in High Sierra, extensive Touch Bar integration, Javascript rather than VBA for scripting, and so on. It also supports native GPU acceleration. Functionally, however, it’s on par with the Windows version.Based on the system requirements, it should run on systems as low-end as the late-model MacBook Air (it requires at least four logical cores, which rules out the old models using the Intel Core 2 Duo). The CorelDraw web app comprises a subset of the larger application’s features, with documents saved to Corel’s proprietary cloud service. But it’s not a standalone product: Access comes as part of the Suite and it’s intended for collaboration or quick-and-dirty creations, though it does support multipage layouts. There will be a paid-for subscription upgrade dubbed CorelDraw Pro.app.You won’t yet be able to use the web app offline or share documents in the cloud via a link. Those features are scheduled for a little later this year.Either Suite runs $500 (£600 or about AU$700) for the perpetual license. Note that it’s not a “dual SKU,” so the Windows and Mac versions are considered separate products. Windows owners can upgrade for $200 (£300) and there’s also a subscription option for  $198 (£200) per year with perennial upgrades as long as you’re paying.The Suite comes with the main illustration application, Photo-Paint and AfterShot (raw and HDR editor), plus a few utilities such as a font manager. And, as any long-time CorelDraw follower will expect, tons of clipart and fonts.coreldraw-appEnlarge ImageThe CorelDraw web app runs in a browser. Lori Grunin/CNET The two most notable new features in the main CorelDraw application are an Objects Docker (called the “Objects Inspector” on Mac OS, it’s basically the object hierarchy of the document), non-destructive effects and editable effect stacks on bitmaps. The latter means that if, for example, you apply effects to an image with a clipping path attached, you can still edit the effect settings without painfully unbundling everything (or worse).There’s also beefed-up GPU acceleration and a more robust Windows tablet mode which takes extensive advantage of the Microsoft Dial. This is analagous to the Touch Bar integration on the MacBook Pro.It might be too late for Corel to stage a comeback on the Mac, although stranger things have happened. Corel owns one of the original killer applications that helped launch the Mac as a graphics powerhouse — Corel Painter, nee Fractal Design Painter, which Corel bought from Metacreations in 2000 — and has managed to retain its fan base. It also owns Parallels, bought in December 2018, which is one of the most popular Mac virtual machine programs. But despite bulking up of its Mac products through those acquisitions, the bulk of its portfolio has been in Windows for almost two decades. coreldraw-2019-for-mac-symmetry-mode-enEnlarge ImageCorelDraw Mac in dark mode. Corel The online app is based on Gravit Designer, which Corel bought in June 2018. That’s still a separate product for the time being, but don’t forget that pro CorelDraw.app I mentioned earlier.Growing pains are inevitable with a brand-new application. I tried to run it simply to create a screenshot but the app was sluggish and crashed twice before I gave up. On a Mac Pro. Times have changed, too. There’s a lot of competition on the Mac, and I’m not just talking about Adobe Illustrator. Software such as Affinity Designer and Pixelmator Pro have justifiably devoted fans. So it remains to be seen if there’s room for Corel to elbow its way in. Mentioned Above Intel Core 2 Duo E6400center_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • Intel Core 2 Duo $71 Comments Tips for improving battery life on your MacBook Preview • Intel Core 2 Duo – First Take Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voicelast_img read more

Teen arrested for raping 5yrold girl

first_imgA 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday night for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Sherpur’s Jhenaigait upazila.The suspect is a resident of the upazila’s Dupuria village.”He went to the victim’s house around 10:00am on Thursday when her mother was out. He lured the girl with promises of giving her dates and raped her,” said Biplob Kumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Jhenaigati police station.When her mother returned, the child told her what had happened. When words about the incident spread, the teenager fled his home.Locals detained him on Friday night when he came home and handed him over to police.He has been shown arrested in a case filed by the victim’s mother.last_img read more

Jamaat leader sentenced to death for war crimes

first_imgA T M Azharul Islam, a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Bangladeshi special court for committing warcrimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan.The International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Islam to death after finding him guilty of charges likes genocides, murders, tortures and rapes.“He shall be hanged by neck until he is dead,” pronounced chairman of the three-member panel of judges Justice Enayetur Rahim while delivering a 158-page verdict after Islam appeared on the dock. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenHe said the convict deserved no punishment other than death penalty as five of the six charges against Islam were proved beyond doubt while in subsequent years after the independence he never showed any gesture of remorse for his acts in 1971.Under the law, Islam, however, could challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court while he is the last of the top Jamaat leaders who were exposed to justice for committing crimes against humanity siding with the Pakistani troops in 1971. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIslam, 61, was charged on six counts of atrocities and in one of the major proven charges he was accused of is leading the massacre of 1,225 people in Rangpur. He was also found guilty of abducting and murdering a Carmichael College professor and his wife.Tight security vigil was enforced as a microbus carried Islam, attired in a cream colour coat, to the tribunal at the Supreme Court complex in the central part of the capital from Dhaka Central Jail. Senior police officials including Dhaka’s police commissioner visited the court complex to oversee the security arrangements with witnesses saying extra numbers of CCTV cameras were installed in different parts of the compound to enforce a close vigil on activities of the visitors.Islam was arrested in August 2012 and was indicted on November 12 last year while the prosecution lawyers said they were satisfied with the judgment as they successfully proved the charges with adequate evidence.“But we are not at all satisfied with the verdict. It was based on fictitious testimonies of witnesses, we will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court,” defence counsel Tazul Islam told reporters.last_img read more

TravCorp ME to WE mark World Tourism Day with new Kenya Amazon

first_img Travelweek Group Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TravCorp, ME to WE mark World Tourism Day with new Kenya, Amazon, India tripscenter_img Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Tags: The Travel Corporation TORONTO — Seven brands under The Travel Corporation’s umbrella – Trafalgar, Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Adventure World – along with TravCorp’s TreadRight Foundation have a new partnership with ME to WE that includes immersive volunteer trips to India, the Ecuadorian Amazon and Kenya.Guests can book ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip extensions on upcoming set departure dates or as a requested custom trip.As part of the culturally immersive experience, travellers will stay among local communities in comfortable lodges, fully owned and operated by ME to WE. All meals, ground transfers, transportation and local sightseeing excursions hosted by an expert facilitator are included.“Through our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, we have been working to create a positive impact to promote sustainable tourism worldwide, with carefully selected partners and projects and some of the numerous local communities we visit,” said The Travel Corporation’s CEO, Brett Tollman. “Many of our travellers are open to experiencing meaningful travel with unforgettable, moving experiences. We are therefore very excited to be supporting ME to WE’s outstanding immersive volunteer trips, which we will help promote with our 10,000 team members across the globe and with the involvement of our loyal travel partners globally.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaEach ME to WE Trip takes place in a community where ME to WE’s charitable partner puts its 20-year history of holistic, sustainable development to work through its WE Villages program. Half of ME to WE’s net profits are donated to its charitable partner. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.On a journey to Ecuador, travellers will have the chance to help local women collect water for their families, learn to make chapatti bread or build a classroom for future generations. In Kenya, guests will stay at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp in the Maasai Mara. They will join the women of the Maasai and Kispigis communities to learn the craft of beading, a tradition passed down through generations that empowers local women to earn a sustainable income to provide for their families.For more details about these Travel Corporation trips see:trafalgar.com/metowecontiki.com/contikicares/me-to-we.htmlmetowe.com/insightvacationsmetowe.com/uniworldlionworldtravel.com/safari/me-to-we-kenyaafricantravelinc.com/safari/me-to-we-kenyaadventureworld.com/metowelast_img read more