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Likelihood to Recommend

GIMP

GIMP is comparable to other image manipulation applications, and as it's free, it's a great alternative. It may not have the complete list of functionality that other applications have, but it does everything that we require it to do other than exporting in the CMYK colour format. We have worked around this obstacle though.
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | 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

  • Customizable interface.
  • Powerful tools for image editing.
  • It is a light and multiplatform software.
  • It can work with many editable formats.
Paola Santino | 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

  • It would be nice to have the keyboard shortcuts match Photoshop as that is what designers are used to. The transition from Photoshop to GIMP would be a lot easier.
  • When saving images for the web, it would be nice to have a side-by-side view of the full pixel image and the image you're trying to save showing what it will look like as you lessen the resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Some of the font files have spacing issues, for example, Monotype Corsiva is set a little to the right when choosing a centered text
  • We can't save a version of the CorelDRAW file as a jpeg.
  • The auto vertical text centering options don't always transfer well or show if saved as a pdf, so we hand-center text vertically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GIMP

GIMP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I interface GIMP with other software--I need to. I generally use the major calculation, CAD, word processing, and photo editing programs. In my office, my use of this software is not limited to computer-aided design. However, I am sure that if I needed this software for other purposes, it would have no interface problems.
Stiavetti Daniele | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 7.8
Based on 5 answers
The support has always been able to solve my problems, which have been relatively simple and minor in my case, but can take some time due to the fact it is a free platform
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.4
Based on 11 answers
It's not easy to get people. The tutorials don't really "tell you" exactly how to do stuff. You have to depend on Youtube and even then, it's not the best. Corel really needs to put out really good quick tutorials on how to do "key" special effects, like how to remove a background QUICK, Art Conversions, Best Practices, etc.
Jen Lyles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GIMP

The full Photoshop application is an extremely good program, but costly. GIMP stacks up fairly well against Photoshop in regard to functionality, and the developers are agile and adding updates to functions frequently. In comparing the two programs and our need for relatively low-level image manipulation, the free application (GIMP) far outweighs the extra functionality of the paid application (Photoshop).
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Corel is as good as Adobe Illustrator but cheaper. It is easier to use than Inkscape, however, Inkscape is free. I chose Corel because I learned it 10+ years ago and transitions were easy enough, affordable enough that I didn't have to relearn or break the bank to continue with Corel.
Logan Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GIMP

  • It can be run on low-resource computers.
  • It is cross-platform software.
  • It has excellent support and an active community that keeps you updated.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Ease of use reflects on less time to train new users, a positive impact in investment and productivity.
  • The practicality to make new designs results in less time needed to do them, again a positive impact.
  • The integration with other graphic programs could be better if needed to finish a rendering using the design made in Corel Draw it's needed to export in formats that don't carry all information and the process is not that simple.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

GIMP Editions & Modules

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

General

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

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Download$499.001
Physical Edition$499.001
Subscription$249.002
  1. One Time Fee
  2. Per Year
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