Corel Corporation is a Canadian software company specializing in graphics processing. They are best known for developing CorelDRAW, a vector graphics editor. They are also notable for purchasing and developing AfterShot Pro, PaintShop Pro, Painter, Video Studio, MindManager, and WordPerfect.
Corel has dabbled with Linux over the years. For example they produced Corel Linux, a Debian-based distribution which bundled Corel WordPerfect Office for Linux. While Corel effectively abandoned its Linux business in 2001 they are not completely Linux-phobic. For example, AfterShot Pro has an up to date Linux version albeit its proprietary software.
This series looks at the best free and open source alternatives to products offered by Corel.
Corel PDF Document Writer lets users convert documents, emails, images and other file types into a PDF for viewing and sharing. This is proprietary software.
We recommend the best free and open source alternatives.
Okular is fast and packed with features. This software lets you read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more. Okular has a wide range of features that lets you easily manage your documents. These include annotating PDFs, select and view text, thumbnails panel, and signature support.
2. LibreOffice Draw
LibreOffice is an open source software office suite developed by The Document Foundation that is compatible with other major office suites and available on a variety of platforms. It is a feature-packed and mature desktop productivity package.
One of the constituent application of the LibreOffice suite is LibreOffice Draw. This is a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool. It can also carry out operations on raster graphics (pixels) such as photographs. With Draw, users can create a wide variety of graphical images. The software can also edit PDF files although its features are basic.
3. PDFsam Basic
PDFsam Basic (also known as PDF Split and Merge) is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF documents.
4. PDF Mix Tool
PDF Mix Tool is a small utility that allows you to perform common editing operations on PDF files. It’s a Qt-based tool that’s written in C++.
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|Alternatives to Corel's Products
|AfterShot Pro is raw image processing software offering simple photo management, good workflow, and batch processing.
|CorelCAD is a computer-aided design application for 2D and 3D design which supports a variety of graphic formats including DWG, DXG, CDR, SHP, and others.
|CorelDRAW is vector-based designing software used to create logos, flexes, brochures, invitation cards, and any kind of vector designing.
|DVD Copy is simple-to-use software which allows you to copy DVDs, convert HD video, output to mobile devices, and more.
|MindManager is mind mapping software application. MindManager can be used to manage projects, organize information, and for brainstorming.
|MotionStudio 3D is a 3D titling, motion graphics and effects-in one complete package. Generate 3D graphics, titles and animated text
|Painter is a raster-based digital art software which is used for canvas painting and offers photo-art tools. Sketch, paint, and illustrate.
|PaintShop Pro is a raster and vector graphics editor. It features an interface for automating tasks with scripts written in Python.
|PDF Document Writer lets users convert documents, emails, images and other file types into a PDF for viewing and sharing.
|Pinnacle Studio is a full-featured, near-pro-level video editing application without a steep learning curve.
|VideoStudio MyDVD is DVD authoring software. Make your menus more meaningful and use the powerful tools within VideoStudio MyDVD.
|VideoStudio Pro is a video editing software package that offers both storyboard and timeline-oriented editing.
|WinDVD Pro allows you to play DVDs and Blu-rays. The player can also be used to play videos and audio/music files in other formats.
|WinZip is a file archiver and compressor with tools for system integration. The software also bundles an image manager and backup functionality.
|WordPerfect Office is an all-in-one office suite and word processing software. Document, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.