A common touch
Corel is a PC software company that's been around almost as long as the PC itself. Historically known for enthusiast and pro applications like Draw and Paint Shop, it has decided it's time to target the mainstream user.
At the start of September it launched Digital Studio 2010 - a multimedia suite that features both image and video editing and media creation, and is designed to be intuitive enough for even your correspondent to use.
In an interview filmed a couple of weeks ago, product marketing VP Dan Weisbeck talks to us about the reason Corel has decided to go in this new direction and the importance of designing it specifically for the mainstream user, rather than just de-featuring a professional application.
We also talk about the new touch-screen capabilities enabled by Windows 7. Weisbeck is particularly keen to stress that it is down to third party software makers to fully capitalise on the ‘multi touch', i.e. gesture driven, features, which are likely to become a much more common part of the way we interact with PCs once Windows 7 is launched.