Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 Introduced

OTTAWA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 10, 2006— Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX:CRE) today introduces Corel DESIGNER(R) Professional 12, the latest addition to the award-winning Corel DESIGNER technical graphics product line. Built on the power of Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 offers native 3D-import capabilities from Spatial Corp. to support leading CAD/CAM packages including IGES, ProE, SAT, CATIA 4 and CATIA 5.

Ideal for customers in aerospace, defense, automotive, and manufacturing, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 provides a seamless workflow for technical illustrators who need to import specialized 3D CAD files for creating 2D vector and bitmap drawings. The suite also delivers the extensive file compatibility Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite is known for, with more than 75 import and export filters including CGM, PDF, EPS, JPG, TIF, and SVG.

"Through our evaluation of Corel DESIGNER Professional, we have discovered that this solution will bring huge time savings that will deliver a very positive return on investment. This solution considerably streamlines and optimizes the overall process. In light of these benefits, Porsche AG has started to use Corel DESIGNER Professional in our technical illustration department," said a company representative from Porsche AG.

Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 is designed to make technical illustrators more productive by bridging the file transfer gap between engineering and documentation often found in a typical technical illustration environment. In addition to the new 3D-import capabilities, the suite includes Corel DESIGNER 12 for precise technical illustration and layout; Corel PHOTO-PAINT(R) 12 for professional image editing; CorelTRACE(TM) 12 to convert bitmaps and legacy paper documents into vector graphics; and Corel CAPTURE(TM) 12 to create screen captures, an integral component of many technical documents.

"With the addition of Spatial's industry-leading 3D-import capabilities, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 gives technical illustrators a complete workflow that dramatically simplifies the process of transforming a CAD file into a powerful technical illustration," says Sean Young, Product Manager for Corel DESIGNER. "Corel DESIGNER Professional offers technical illustrators the integrated illustration tools they need to easily create compelling and easy-to-understand graphics in a fraction of the time required by other technical graphics tools."

"By partnering with Corel, we are offering technical illustrators a powerful new tool that streamlines the process of using CAD files as the basis of technical illustrations. Corel DESIGNER Professional is a unique product which provides technical illustrators a straightforward and seamless workflow between the engineer's CAD file and technical graphics required for end user documentation," says Keith Mountain, CEO, Spatial. "Corel's implementation of Spatial software component solutions is the result of an exciting partnership that's delivering a powerful solution to the market."

Pricing and Availability

Available now in English, French, and German, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 is built on the power of Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12, including the updates available in the recently released Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 Service Pack 1. Offering an ideal upgrade path for customers using previous solutions including InterCAP Mondello/NT(TM) and ActiveCGM(R) Author, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 is priced at $5750 US for a single license including one year of maintenance, excluding optional filters. Customers who require more information, should contact Corel at 1-877-682-6735 or visit www.corel.com/designerpro.

About Corel Corporation

Corel is a leading global packaged software company with an estimated installed base of over 40 million users. The Company provides high quality, affordable and easy-to-use productivity, graphics and digital imaging software and enjoys a favorable market position among value-conscious consumers and small businesses. Its products are sold in over 75 countries through a scalable distribution platform comprised of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Corel's domestic and international websites, and a global network of resellers and retailers. The Company's product portfolio features well-established, globally recognized brands including CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Office, WinZip(R), Corel(R) Paint Shop(R) Pro, and Corel Painter(TM).

(C) 2006 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW, Mondello/NT, ActiveCGM, PHOTO-PAINT, Corel CAPTURE, CorelTRACE, WordPerfect, Painter, and Paint Shop, and WinZip are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product, font and company names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.



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