Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Corel X3 to X5 Upgrade or not

Discussion in 'Corel' started by CentralSigns, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

    1,338
    0
    36
    Jan 23, 2010
    Golden BC
    Can you upgrade from X3 to X5. The corel site doesn't say you can't. Any ideas please comment. thanks
     
    Tags:
  2. ONLINE SIGN GUY

    ONLINE SIGN GUY Member

    198
    0
    16
    Nov 13, 2009
    CEDAR RAPIDS
    Good question, I went from x3 to x4 online, just uploaded it, not sure skipping a version if all the additional plug ins from x4 are pre loaded onto x5 to detect, might have to buy full x5 version, instead of upgrade?
     
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

    4,513
    0
    0
    Feb 11, 2007
    you can upgrade from any previous version, except an OEM or EDU edition.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. skyhawk1

    skyhawk1 New Member

    2
    0
    0
    Aug 29, 2010
    I went from X3 to X5 (skipped X4).
     
  5. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Ditto! I still use X3 the most. I have both on my computers and will do a smooth transition as I have in the past.
     
  6. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida

    Same here. Color management is supposed to be the big advantage of X5. Plus there are some other things as well.
     
  7. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

    4,513
    0
    0
    Feb 11, 2007
    I installed x5 demo but it was pretty buggy... kept crashing. Maybe it is better with SP2?

    **beware**
    Installing the x5 trial on the same machine you use another version (X3 or X4) will kill that old version when you uninstall the trial.
    Backup all your settings, macros, templates, workspaces, and preferences.

    I use x4 as my "go to" app... dont see a need to update to x5.
     
  8. ONLINE SIGN GUY

    ONLINE SIGN GUY Member

    198
    0
    16
    Nov 13, 2009
    CEDAR RAPIDS
    Is the concensious with X5, not really worth ?

    I have X4 now, really liked X3, just curious others opinion?
     
  9. drive

    drive Member

    141
    0
    0
    May 14, 2009
    i upgraded it shopwide (from x3) for its ability to import the newer illustrator generated files more than anything. some of our people are not illy friendly (stupid, but i have to deal with that).
    in fact i had to break from typing this post to prove it does work better to that point to a designer!!!
    line drawing tools are improved and so is the trace (x4 may have been when those improvements were implemented)
    sp2 seems to work out the bugs i found.
    nothing worse than teaching those old dogs new tricks tho!!!
     
  10. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

    1,338
    0
    36
    Jan 23, 2010
    Golden BC
    I was curious because of the low price for upgrading(under $200) and the need to have the newer filters to convert some of the newer files. My copy of X3 will only convert as far as CS2, and I have a designer locally who doesn't get that. So when saving copies of designs the company saves it in the newest version(only CS5) for their customers so there is always issues on my end. This creates issues for my clients every time and they usually have to pay for the files I need, it's just stupid. It's really all about the designer designing a product that can be used by the print company, and thats still not happening. Arrrr THAT'S MY RANT TODAY:banghead::frustrated::banghead:
     
  11. Cre8tive Advertising

    Cre8tive Advertising Member

    28
    0
    0
    Jan 13, 2011
    x3 to x5 is a BIGGGGGGGG Difference. The color management in x5 is sick. Wish they had done it a looooong time ago.

    Only problem I had is on my older computers. I guess their processors were good enough for x3, but won't run x5. No problem running it on my new Intel I-5 laptop with windows 7.

    If your computer will handle it, DO IT...
     
  12. drive

    drive Member

    141
    0
    0
    May 14, 2009
    you get it!!!!!! thank you!
     
  13. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    6,069
    879
    113
    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    I was fighting this same battle for a long time.
    If you are upgrading Draw just to be able to open files sent to you it would be better to buy into Illustrator instead.
    X5 import has improved but it can still crash and burn depending on what you get from the source.
    Along the same lines - little things can change on import and if you don't have a good printed color proof to go along with the file you may not catch the them. Things like strokes missing or changing size, color shifts or drop outs etc...
    AI files are best opened in Illustrator no matter how good Corel gets.
    I upgraded from x3 to x5 and then upgraded CS3 to CS5 (just the AI ap).
    If I was doing it over I would have skipped the X5 upgrade.
    I still use x3 every day as x5, even after sp2, has issues on win7 64bit.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  14. liberty

    liberty New Member

    1
    0
    1
    Aug 20, 2010
    Jupiter fl
    Corel X5

    Be careful on the upgrade or new purchase of X5. We have been using X3 since 2006 and works great. Although it does have probs with certain files we get from AI users with alot of fountain fills etc.

    We purchased X5 last week and will not load on my Dells running XP with service pack 3, so beware.
     
  15. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    I prefer X5. I have had almost 0 problems with it, with the exception that it takes forever and a day to export .jpgs compared to X3. However the improved color management alone is a good enough reason to upgrade.
     
  16. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I like X5 but it does occasionally crash on Win 7 64 bit. And Joe is right about the lag in exporting .jpg's
     
  17. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

    7,468
    13
    38
    May 5, 2005
    Canada
    If it's good enough for Joe...

    I export a lot of jpegs out of Corel. Does it take twice as long or....?
     
  18. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    If not longer. Size has a lot to do with it. It's the preview that does it. If you export a tif there is no preview window so that goes much faster. Most of our digital prints are tif. so that's good. But I export jpgs and pngs for the web all the time, and it just chugs.
     
  19. Roto

    Roto Member

    211
    1
    18
    Jul 19, 2011
    Australia
    Anybody running X5 should get SP3 from the Corel Site. It fioxes a whole lot of things.

    Roto
     
  20. spm

    spm New Member

    14
    0
    0
    Nov 12, 2009
    Joe,
    TIFFs are the way to go, because everytime you export a JPEG and open it loses Resolution, TIFFs dont.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...