Author Archives: Gérard Métrailler

About Gérard Métrailler

I am Corel’s Vice President of Global Products, responsible for developing and maintaining worldwide product strategy across all of Corel's software brands including CorelDRAW, MindManager and WinZip. With a strong focus on customer needs and workflow, my mandate is to continue delivering award-winning products and to grow revenue by giving customers choice with attractive perpetual licensing and subscription models. Originally from Switzerland, I speak English, French and German. In my free time, you can find me enjoying his private pilot license, flying out of Ottawa's local Rockcliffe airport. All posts I do online (blogs, social networks, ...) are my own and don’t necessarily represent Corel’s positions, products, strategies or opinions.

Rethinking Design with CorelDRAW on Microsoft Surface

With a ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence tool called LiveSketch, CorelDRAW is redefining how to create vector illustrations on Windows. In Shanghai at the Microsoft Surface Pro event this week, Corel showcased a CorelDRAW technology preview working with Surface Dial to put a contextual toolbox in your non-dominant hand, plus support for the new Surface Pen, including tilt and azimuth. Continue reading

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X8 is here – Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

Earlier today, Corel announced version X8 of its flagship graphics product—CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. We are excited to simultaneously release this new version in 14 languages around the world. The whole team has been extremely busy since unveiling our last version, … Continue reading

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 and looking ahead

With over 25 years of development, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in visual communication. Your usage of CorelDRAW and the amazing designs you produce are a key elements that drives the development of new … Continue reading

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CorelDRAW and MacOS – an update

Since my previous post regarding running CorelDRAW on Apple Macintosh computers, it’s been interesting that this topic continues to stir up conversation – it continues to be part of our ongoing internal discussions and longer term strategic reviews. So let me … Continue reading

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CorelDRAW Windows XP and Vista support going forward

When it comes to supporting the different flavours of Windows, one of the key decision factor is around what CorelDRAW users have and are expected to have going forward. In addition, as we look at new versions of CorelDRAW Graphics … Continue reading

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2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest winners

We officially announced the winners of the CorelDRAW International Design Contest this morning. Alexei Oglushevich of Russia was named the Grand Prize winner for his entry Summer Fantasies. He not only created an amazing piece of artwork, but also did … Continue reading

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Welcome, CS users!

Following the recent announcement made by Adobe regarding their shift to a  purely subscription model for future versions of Illustrator, Photoshop and the  rest of their Creative Suite products, we’ve heard from many CS users looking  for alternatives. As stated … Continue reading

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You can run CorelDRAW on a Mac!

Following my recent blog post regarding users choice and the Adobe Creative Cloud announcement, we’ve received a number of enquiries relating to Mac OS of our products to offer alternatives to those using Apple hardware. Corel offers a broad range … Continue reading

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Corel is all about giving users choice

As you’ve probably noticed, big changes are underway in the high-tech industry at large, and more specifically in the graphics software world. Earlier this week, Adobe announced that it will discontinue the boxed version of Creative Suite and move exclusively … Continue reading

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CorelDRAW Subscription or Perpetual Box / Download – It’s Your Choice

This post was originally published in Gérard’s blog. Find out more posts from Gérard in the CorelDRAW community. If you read my blog, receive emails from Corel, or follow us on Facebook, you may have heard about our new CorelDRAW Membership … Continue reading

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