CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12

This graphics suite features three integrated graphics applications plus a collection of other useful tools and utilities in a single box. Included are 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 offers new intelligent tools such as the Smart Drawing tool which automatically recognises many shapes and instantly smooths curves and applies symmetry and balance to freehand and line drawings. The new text features let users manipulate text on-screen with even greater ease. Unicode text allows the software to store more than 65,000 unique characters, making a broader range of language characters available to users. The suite works with both Microsoft Office and WordPerfect. The Touch-up brush provides a dedicated tool to perform common image/photo touch-ups by covering unwanted areas and the user can customise the strength of the tool. The product is distributed by Express Data and will be available by mid-February 2004.

RRP: $799; upgrade product $349.