Ottawa, Canada – June 6, 2007 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that it has launched http://coreldraw.com/, a new online community for users of the CorelDRAWR family of products – including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel DESIGNERR Technical Suite and CorelR DRAWingsR . This new community site is the first in a series that Corel will be launching to support its various user communities.
Built by Corel to foster the exchange of independent, user-generated content, the site gives CorelDRAW community members around the world a single place where they can share information, learn from other users, and discover each other’s businesses and services. Designed to fuel inspiration, CorelDRAW.com combines forums, blogs and galleries for design professionals and graphic hobbyists alike. Forums are available in English, French, German and Spanish, serving an international audience.
“Since we launched the site a few weeks ago, we’ve been thrilled to see the tremendous response from community members. Within days, there were hundreds of active participants on CorelDRAW.com,” said Gerard Metrailler, Senior Product Manager Graphics for Corel. “This independent, open forum is designed to foster the CorelDRAW community by supporting them with a venue that’s fueled by their own content. Here, users can discuss their favorite product and share insights on the amazing work they create with our software.”
All users of the CorelDRAW family of products are invited to participate regularly to gain information, insights and advice from Corel graphics software gurus working in a number of industries including design, engraving, promotional products, screen printing, sign making and embroidery. Forum discussions cover a variety of Corel graphics tools including CorelDRAW, CorelR PHOTO-PAINTR, Corel PowerTRACER, Corel DESIGNER and Corel DRAWings. User feedback and experience have always been a critical component of Corel’s product development process. This new community is designed to ensure that Corel gains an even deeper understanding of its customers’ workflows and is delivering new tools and updates that meet their specific needs.
Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company’s product portfolio includes some of the world’s most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, CorelR Paint Shop ProR, CorelR Painter(TM), Corel DESIGNER, CorelR WordPerfectR Office, WinZipR and iGrafxR. In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of WinDVDR, and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel’s software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel’s leadership in software innovation, design and value.
Corel’s products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel’s global websites. The Company’s headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan. Corel’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE. www.corel.com