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Corel Designer, Why is it not more popular, What am I missing

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Recelect, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    He helped me fall asleep last night... I think I made it halfway down. Usually WSJ articles help me doze off.
  2. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    If anything, I think the post I wrote above shows fairly clearly that it's silly for anyone to be an all-or-nothing fanboy of a given graphics program or operating system. Various applications and operating systems have dominated specific categories of the graphics industry only because they were in the right place offering something unique at the right time.
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    Never a fun thing when a post is thought differently then it's original intent.

    And I would say that times change that as well. Needs, situations change and people either need to roll with the punches are just accept their new lot in life.

    Unlike this statement:

    I find odd since not only did I switch from a program that I was actually a very big fanboy of to not only a different program, but also a vastly different OS (one that I think even the Mac snobs would look down even further on then a Win based platform).

    If anything, I'm always talking about alternatives and finding something else if one doesn't like where things are going with their software of choice.

    When one switches to a different software and/or platform and really wants the switch to be successful (I knew people that tried to go to Win to Mac and didn't last 3 wks), it's amazing just how much one realizes the stereotypes really aren't as relative as they used to be. Sometimes not the case, but sometimes they are really off. Another reason why not to be such a fanboy to a particular software/platform. Need to be more adaptive then that.
  4. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    It's funny when sarcastic posts are taken seriously.
  5. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    buffalo ny
    I totally agree with you on topic, You get two cars of the exact makeup on a track and race, the winner will be determined by who is driving. it is just a long read and you and Wild get into the intricacies of software subjects.
  6. Jim Hill

    Jim Hill Active Member

    I am going to give Affinity Designer a try.

    I have watched a number of their tutorials and thought I would try it. The price is only $49.99 so why not give it a try.
    After 15 years of using CorelDraw maybe it's time for a change.

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  7. Sando

    Sando 10 years and trying to forget how to count...

    Jun 29, 2011
    Nampa, Idaho
    I haven't used Corel in a while. I actually learned on v3 in highschool before learning Illustrator in college. The only reason I stopped using it was the severe compatibility issues that were forefront about 10 years ago. It may have changed. All the agencies I work with did and do use Adobe products so I haven't had a reason to even have Corel on a machine in probably 6 or 7 years.

    CSOCSO I don't hate paint, I just overlay it.

    Jul 18, 2012
    if you want to **** everyone off use corel :D
    Most of us using photoshop and illustrator. Most of the time you not gonna able to send out cdr files to no one because most people do not use corel.
    To be honest it's hardly ever an issue but I just had a customer and they gave me corel files and it was a pain to deal with it. Fortunately I was able to use a trial version of corel and export everything with layers

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