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    Corel CorelDRAW X4 - PC review

    By 20 August 2008

    CorelDRAW X4 is a comprehensive package that allows for vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and image tracing. This latest version builds on the success of the previous 13 editions but isn’t so much a re-invention, more a steady progression....

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    Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus - PC review

    By 27 November 2007

    What do you look for from software to copy your video content? Does it need to be easy to use, handle all the latest formats and have a simple interface that takes the guesswork out of the process? Corel seems to think so, as version 6 of its latest software...

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    Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - PC review

    By 30 October 2007

    The explosion in digital photography has meant there are hundreds of photos on our computers at any one time that need editing if there to be viewed at their best advantage. This has resulted in software manufacturers having to design ever more complex...

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    Corel VideoStudio 11 Plus review

    By 17 July 2007

    Until recently, Ulead was a well-established brand in its own right, which is why Corel bought the company and thereby strengthened its own video editing portfolio. If you own a camcorder, then it’s likely you’ve experienced what Microsoft’s own...

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    Corel Painter X - PC review

    By 15 May 2007

    Ever looked at a painting and not too sure whether it’s been done using traditional paint and brush or been put together pixel by pixel on a screen? Then it’s most likely to have passed through something as powerful and feature rich as Corel’s Painter...

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    Corel Paint Shop Pro XI - PC review

    By 12 December 2006

    When it comes to editing your digital photographs, you want to feel confident with the package – not be overwhelmed by the information on the screen and be able to easily identify the tools you want. Which is why Paint Shop Pro has always been one of...

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    Corel Draw X3 Graphics Suite review

    By 28 March 2006

    At one time, if you were serious at design then you'll have used Corel. Now in its 20th year, it's a leading application that has recently been superseded by the likes of Adobe's Illustrator package. X3 hopes to re-address this balance by introducing...

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    Paint Shop Pro 9 review

    By 22 February 2005

    Last year we reviewed PSP8 on, so we gave the latest instalment of the software a run for its money. Does the new release warrant the coveted Hot Product award of its predecessor? On opening the new software it was apparent that this...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Corel Painter IX review

    By 8 February 2005

    Everyone has some experience with painting software - virtually every OS shifts with some sort of basic application. Painter IX from Corel shows you just how primitive these packages are, and hits out with some serious creative software. Don’t be misled...

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    Paint Shop Photo Album 5 review

    By 25 January 2005

    Paint Shop Photo Album 5 is Jasc’s approach to the increasingly common storage, correction, sharing and organisation of digital photos. For regular readers of, I apologise in advance that this review is going to be somewhat similar...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Corel WordPerfect Office 12 review

    By 23 May 2004

    With Microsoft Office being the de facto standard in most offices around the world, any competitor will find it hard to prove that its Office software package is a viable alternative. Corel therefore launch Word Perfect Office 12, the latest incarnation...

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    Corel Graphics Suite 12 review

    By 27 January 2004

    Corel Graphics Suite 12 gives you three main applications for your money; CorelDRAW for graphics, illustrations, and page layout, Corel R.A.V.E for motion-graphics creation and Corel Photo-Paint for photo editing as well as a couple of extra elements...

  • Cameras 2.5 out of 5

    Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album 4 review

    By 9 December 2003

    With digital photography being such a hot topic, especially here in, you’ll obviously be seeking a simple method to maintain your photo collection and get the best out of the pictures you have. There are plenty of options out there,...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 review

    By 9 December 2003

    There’s little left to write about Paint Shop Pro that people already don’t know. I get the feeling that the conclusion to this review is already well known. In that case, I might as well just say it. It lives up to its reputation - Paint Shop Pro...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Corel WordPerfect Family Pack 5 review

    By 9 December 2003

    There exists a world outside Mr. Gates’ Microsoft, and one of the biggest names in word processing is WordPerfect. The WordPerfect Family Pack provides a whole host of competitive choices to keep Microsoft at bay … although it is designed to run under...