PDA

View Full Version : Graphical Software (ala CorelDraw)?



CentaurHauler
18th February 2008, 07:05 PM
Anyone know a decent application roughly equivalent to Corel Draw and Photopaint? I've tried installing them under WINE, but no joy so far.

Dan
18th February 2008, 07:07 PM
I assume you've already tried the GIMP and Inkscape?

Dan

bob
18th February 2008, 07:16 PM
Here's some equivalent software (lists) that might help: http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html

RupertPupkin
19th February 2008, 03:03 AM
You can actually get Corel PhotoPaint 9 for Linux:
http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/corel/photopaint

Looks like it uses Wine, no idea how well it works.

CentaurHauler
19th February 2008, 04:19 AM
Thanks - some of these look like decent alternatives for PhotoPaint, but not for CorelDraw, where I'm more interested in vector graphics. None of them seem to be able to import/export a CorelDraw file, which would be the most basic of requirements.

But I've got bigger fish to fry now, as F8 will no longer boot.

Wayne
19th February 2008, 04:23 AM
And don't forget this:

http://www.xaraxtreme.org/

Wayne

RupertPupkin
19th February 2008, 06:14 AM
CorelDraw for Linux was available for a while (back when Corel made Linux products :) ), though it was not free. You may be able to find a place somewhere on the interweb that sells it, though your best bet is probably an individual seller.

markkuk
19th February 2008, 10:44 AM
None of them seem to be able to import/export a CorelDraw file, which would be the most basic of requirements.

Install the uniconvertor package and you can convert the CorelDraw files into SVG files that can be edited with inkscape.

Dan
19th February 2008, 01:50 PM
If you're into a serious learning curve ... try Blender.

kicon_kijin
19th February 2008, 03:15 PM
If you're into a serious learning curve ... try Blender.

I would NOT suggest blender.

Dan
19th February 2008, 04:21 PM
What you would or would not suggest is entirely up to you. If you have something positive ... or better to recommend, this would be a really good time to do so.

JN4OldSchool
19th February 2008, 04:25 PM
Inkscape for vector graphics, but as the OP said, he has much bigger problems at the moment.

Dan
19th February 2008, 04:30 PM
OpenOffice.org Draw is worth a look too. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but it works.

sailor
19th February 2008, 11:03 PM
Xara Extreme for linux would be the best replacement for Corel Draw...In my windows days I used both Corel and Xara.
it was recently release as open source and although not finished it is pretty good application.
http://www.xaraxtreme.org/

CentaurHauler
20th February 2008, 04:17 AM
Xara looks quite interesting - it might be the first real non office/internet/entertainment package I could use under Linux. Unfortunately I have no idea how to install it, nor what to do with a .package file.

Wayne
20th February 2008, 04:21 AM
Simple, you can install it one way by extracting the Tar Bzip2 Archive (as root) to to say /opt

So, you have:

/opt/xaralx

Then link the executable to /usr/bin similar to this:

ln -s /opt/xaralx/bin/xaralx /usr/bin

Then create a launcher for it in the menu.

Wayne