CorelDRAW Essentials Suite X5 Service Pack 1 Release Notes


CorelDRAW Essentials Suite X5 Service Pack 1

Suite Wide

  • You can export large bitmaps by using the Export for Web dialog box without issues.
  • You can now open JPEG-compressed TIFF files that were exported from PhotoZoom.

CorelDRAW X5

  • Stability is improved when you edit curve segments using the Virtual Segment Delete tool, Reduce Nodes and the Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer. Curves edited with these tools werepreviously interpreted as invalid.
  • Panose font substitution is displayed correctly for files with missing fonts.
  • Zooming in and out on a bitmap with transparency no longer crashes the application.
  • Convert to Bitmap controls on customized toolbars are enabled and disabled correctly.
  • Grey pixels no longer appear when fountain fills with no outlines are converted to bitmaps.
  • English symbols are placed correctly in Hebrew text.
  • When moving a group with Envelope or Perspective effects applied to objects, you will no longer encounter display issues.
  • Anti-aliasing is applied consistently to both objects and text converted to objects.
  • Pasting large amounts of Turkish text into a paragraph text frame no longer crashes the application.
  • The Virtual Segment Delete tool recognizes the correct part of the curve to be deleted.
  • Changing the page resolution no longer impacts the outline thickness that you specify in the Object Properties docker.


  • The application no longer crashes when you paste captures of your screen (Print Scrn) in new images and use mask tools to create new objects.
  • Performing Copy, Paste and Combine with Background tasks sequentially no longer crashes the application.
  • The application now starts faster when you double-click a .cpt file.
  • When you flip an object by dragging, its size is maintained.
  • Combining objects using the shortcut key works like the docker or menu command.


  • Font thumbnails are displayed correctly on Windows Vista and Windows XP.


  • Export AI: In order maintain enhanced line styles (created in Corel DESIGNER) in your file, you must select the option Convert Outline to Object in the AI exportdialog box.
  • Export AI: To maintain arrowheads in the exported file, lines ending arrowheads must be converted to objects prior to export.
  • Very large images are no longer downsampled in the Export dialog boxes
  • Import PDF: The PDF format is now available in the Import dialog box
  • AI - Full colour pattern fills now export without overprint flag turned on by default.
  • AI - Fills in open curves are preserved in imported files.
  • You can now open PDF files containing black-and-white images and save them without encountering a save error.

RAW libraries

The RAW libraries were updated to support the following new camera models as well as A100 images modified by Sony software.

  • Fuji FinePix S200EXR
  • Fuji FinePix S5100/S5500
  • Kodak Z981
  • Panasonic DMC-G1
  • Panasonic DMC-G2
  • SONY DSLR-A450
  • Canon SX20 IS
  • Samsung EX1
  • Samsung WB550 and NX10, Casio EX-Z1050, and Fuji HS10/HS11
  • Canon EOS 550D / Digital Rebel T2i / Kiss Digital X4
  • Samsung WB2000 - Support high-ISO images
  • Nikon NRW and Samsung SRW - Read correct camera WB
  • Nikon D3100, D7000, P7000
  • Panasonic FZ40, FZ100, LX5
  • Samsung WB2000
  • Nokia X2
  • Canon SX120, PowerShot G12
  • Hasselblad H4D
  • Sony SLT-A33, SLT-A55V
Application Version Number of Initial Release Version Number with Service Pack 1

v15.SP1 03.14.11


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