CorelDraw 7, designed for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, will ship by mid-November, Corel has announced this week.
The new version of Corel's flagship product, priced at US$695, offers three main modules for graphic artists and hobbyists: the CorelDraw application for drawing, Photo-Paint for image editing and CorelDream 3D for three-dimensional design.
Aside from a variety of interface improvements, new features in version 7.0 include the option to create image maps for Web design and to assign URLs to any object. Colour palettes for Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer are included in the program to help users get accurate colours in their Web designs.
In addition to the three main applications, CorelDraw has a host of other modules including a visual file manager utility for organising and managing graphics files, a optical character recognition (OCR) utility a texture generation program and a scanning utility. The program also supports Adobe Photoshop-compatible plug-in filters
Minimum program requirements include a Pentium 60 PC, 16Mb of RAM, 40Mb of free hard disk space, a CD-ROM player and Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. Current CorelDraw users on Windows or the Macintosh platforms can upgrade to CorelDraw 7.0 for US$249.
Corel is based in Ottawa, Canada, and is found on the Web at http://www.corel.com.