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Corel® Painter™ X To Be Featured at WPPI 2008


Three Painter Masters to Participate in Show’s “First Ladies of Photography” Panel

OTTAWA - March 2008

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that it will be showcasing Corel® PainterTM X, the world’s most powerful Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, at booth #739 at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Convention and Tradeshow taking place in Las Vegas from March 12 - 20.

According to, 2.4 million weddings are performed and $72 billion is spent each year on weddings in the United States. Professional photography, a crucial element in every couples’ wedding experience, consumes up to 10 percent of the total wedding budget. Through the blending of natural media elements with digital photographs, Corel Painter X provides professional photographers with new creative options and revenue streams by enabling them to offer their clients unique, highly personalized work that goes beyond the standard wedding photography packages.

“Painter X provides professional photographers with new creative options and new revenue streams, whether they are making subtle artistic enhancements to an image, creating dramatic painted portraits, or adding painted backdrops to their original photographs,” explained Robert MacDonald, Product Manager for Corel Painter. “We are excited to showcase Painter’s capabilities at WPPI and are very proud that three of our Painter Masters will be featured speakers at the conference’s ‘First Ladies of Photography’ panel.”

Painter Masters are creative professionals recognized for their unique vision, creativity and passion for their work. This year, three of Corel’s Painter Masters - Jane Conner-ziser, Maura Dutra and Helen Yancy - will be featured at the show’s First Ladies of Photography panel, taking place on Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, this panel includes nine of the most recognized photographers in the industry and will focus on how each of the artists has succeeded in a highly competitive market. In addition to participating in the panel, Dutra will also be at the Corel booth (#739) throughout the conference to demonstrate how she uses Corel Painter X. During these demonstrations, she will be available to answer questions and discuss the benefits Painter X offers professional photographers who are looking for new ways to explore the digital medium and expand their range of photographic services.

Corel Painter X is the world’s most powerful natural media painting and illustration software, delivering a next-generation art studio that blurs the line between traditional and digital art like never before. Working closely with photographers and other design professionals, the Painter X team explored the relationship between the artist’s hand and the canvas. As a result, Corel Painter X has become the industry standard for digital painting and illustration, with the introduction of unparalleled performance, new composition tools and the revolutionary RealBristle Painting System.
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