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Score 8.3 out of 100

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GIMP

GIMP can be very helpful in companies or advertising and marketing agencies since it is a very powerful design tool with excellent features, however, the implementation of GIMP can be a little slow and difficult since not all users know how to use this tool.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW is very well suited for customizing cross plots and diagrams from external software, and integrating them with multiple other sources, such as pictures, in order to distill the main concepts and summarize ideas for scientific papers. It also works great for digitizing figures from old papers and adapting them to the context of your work.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GIMP

  • GIMP has all the tools that Photoshop has which allows us to be as creative as we want.
  • GIMP has continual upgrades that fix bugs and add new features.
  • GIMP has a great user community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Ease of use is a major factor in our choice for the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. With intuitive interface terminologies, users are able to jump right into the applications with ease and confidence.
  • The ability to customize the Suite to fit your particular needs is a major strength of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. CorelDRAW customization abilities are endless and can turn the default Graphics Suite into a fully customized powerhouse application catered to a designer's specific wants and needs.
Richard Reilly   - Fluid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GIMP

  • GIMP can sometimes take awhile to load, especially when downloading new font types.
  • Some of the complex features need a workaround method that requires copying or adjusting a layer before being able to make the desired changes. This can make some projects take a fair amount of time.
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • I don't think it is well suited for photographic quality artwork.
  • There aren't as many editing tools.
  • Layering isn't as good as competitors.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Just like any design program or suite, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't do graphic design professionally. If you're not adept at learning a program or experience, it isn't a program you can just pick up and start using easily. Outside of the learning curve, it's a nice program with a decent user interface.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It was a bit difficult and tedious to be able to communicate with the support of this software since they do not have one as such, however, with the help of its developers I was able to clarify my doubts.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.3
Based on 9 answers
I honestly never needed the direct support for the Corel Draw Graphics Suite, the software works pretty well and almost never lags or crashes, the few problems I had I could find the solution within colleagues or a fast search on the internet, which is a great source for any solution you need or new skills to learn within Corel Draw, there's a vast library of tutorials and videos that can help to learn pretty much everything.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GIMP

GIMP pretty much has all the tools that Photoshop has except it doesn't have the cost. If you know Photoshop, you'll know how to use GIMP. There are a few nuance differences between the tools but in general, GIMP can compete pound for pound with Photoshop. I initially was taught Photoshop in design school. Since I started using GIMP, I use it instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

We actually do use the Adobe Cloud product line for some editing functions. We looked at PaintShop Pro, but it did not seem as robust as PhotoPaint and lacks the vector graphic capabilities of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Generally, for quick, easy image editing and vector graphic creation, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is much easier to use. We also use Windows Paint for some jobs, but in most cases, Paint does not include many of the tools required for day-to-day image editing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GIMP

  • GIMP has allowed me to present clients with high-quality and creative logos that meet every requirement.
  • GIMP has allowed me to maintain brand consistency across a large variety of projects.
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • The software is rock solid in almost every version I've upgraded from, since Version 2.0 in the early 90s. The upgrade costs are so minimal compared to the amount of work you can churn out with it on the first day, the ROI is pretty much less than 24 hours. Your first job can easily pay for the cost of the software.
John La Belle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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