Graphcat 6.4, Photo Catalogs in WordPerfect X8, Launching This Week!

Official announcement time: Graphcat, the customizable and editable photo album builder and clip art cataloger for WordPerfect, and a winner in the Corel World Design Contest way back in 1997, will release version 6.40 this week, adding support for WordPerfect X8 and for Windows 10.

Have an earlier version? Any of them, back to the dawn of Graphcat? (That would be October 1991.) Then you qualify for a half-price upgrade; contact Science Translations for a discount coupon, here:
http://www.sciencetranslations.com/contact
Include your original ordering information, including what your address and phone were at the time of the original or most-recent order.

And upgrades will be free for anyone who ordered Graphcat since January 1st, 2016, and will be sent out automatically. during May.

WordPerfect X8 Arrives

The new X8 version of WordPerfect is available at Corel now:
http://www.wordperfect.com/us/product/office-suite/

No press release from Corel as of today, but on that same page, there’s a comparison chart of features by version.

These items are showing up as new in X8:

APA, MLA and Turabian Writing Templates
Increased levels of Undo
Function Key template macro
Dock Reveal Codes to any side of the screen.
Template preview and over 150 templates induded. (Yes, the document escaped WordPerfect’s spell check with ‘induded’ intact.)

As most users will be upgrading from versions older than X7, there are more features that were added in recent versions, look at the ‘Compare Versions’ link on the page above for the full list.

Graphcat Photo Cataloger will be updated to run in WordPerfect X8, and discounted upgrades will be available. More on that later.

Corel Draw X8 has New Upgrade Policy

Corel Draw X8 is available now as a download. The boxed version will be available soon.

More on new features here:

https://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/x8-is-here-welcome-to-coreldraw-graphics-suite-x8/

Interesting note: The upgrade eligibility policy has changed from ‘last three versions’ to ‘any prior version’. That’s a move back to the old days, and probably a good incentive to upgrade. There’s also a new ‘upgrade program’, which is NOT the same thing; it’s an annual upgrade fee of $99 to stay up-to-date on Corel Draw. But first, you have to buy the current version, so that upgrade product is the first step to buying into the upgrade program.

Corel Painter 2016: New Paint Program

Corel Painter 2016: New Paint Program Redefines the Industry’s Most Expressive Digital Art Experience with 131 New Brushes, Boosted Performance, Streamlined Workflow and Enhanced Learning, Corel Painter 2016 is a Dramatic Leap Forward, Continuing to Set the Standard in Digital Art.

Corel® Painter® 2016, the latest version of the industry’s most powerful and creative professional digital paint program. Painter 2016 continues to push what’s possible in digital art with new, innovative brush technologies such as Audio Expression and Dynamic Speckles, impressive performance enhancements, and improvements to the interface and learning content that give users more power to be productive and unleash their true creative identity.

New Features in Corel Painter 2016 Enable Concept Artists, Illustrators, Photographers and Graphic Designers to Express Themselves in the Most Authentic Way Possible:

  • NEW Audio Expression: Brushes that react to sound. Users can play music in the background or directly from a computer to modify the size, angle and color variability of any brush.
  • NEW Special Media Mixing: New dab types use particles and either Liquid Ink, Watercolor or Impasto to create more realism in brushstrokes than ever before.
  • NEW Paper and Flow Map Rotation: Change the angle of paper textures and flow maps to get unprecedented variety of brushstrokes, achieving looks only previously possible in the traditional art world.
  • NEW Blending 2.0: Improved blending across both layers and media types makes it possible to edit blending brush variants easier, faster and smoother than before and without white fringes on the canvas.
  • ENHANCED Document Views: Easily switch between Default, Single Document and Presentation views to focus on certain elements of the interface.
  • ENHANCED Content Sharing: Share content easily with the ability to export all custom brushes, papers, patterns and flow maps to a custom Toolbox (BOX) file.

Pricing and Availability:
Painter 2016 is available in full for $429 USD, and $229 USD for the upgrade. It is available in English, German, French, Japanese and Chinese Traditional. Both download and box versions, along with free 30-day trials, are available at painterartist.com/2016.

Software Knowledge Base Updated, Download Free Software

Software Knowledge Base
SoftwareKnowledgeBase, or SoftwareKB.com, has a whole new look, and a new approach to free software downloads. Software downloads should only come directly from the publisher of a program; that’s the best way to avoid wrappers and adware tagging along with your downloads. SoftwareKb’s links go the publisher sites, direct, and show what country they’re in. There are no mystery downloads wrapped in an “offers manager” to provide “helpful” (actually dangerous) add-ons. Download directly from authors and publishers, only at SoftwareKB.com.

SoftwareKB is cross-platform, and mobile-enabled.

The Software Knowledge Base also includes:

  • Software News
  • Wrappers Gallery: See What software downloads look like when they’ve been tampered with.
  • Definitions: Learn about PUPs, wrappers, monetizers, and and adware model. Knowledge leads to safe downloading.
  • Articles on Software Safety

Software Knowledge Base / SoftwareKB.com and WPBug / WordPerfect.org are both projects of Science Translations.