Corel Photo-Paint is a commercial digital painting application with a very long history. This was the first attempt of Corel to create a version for the Linux platform, using the Wine software. The software was distributed as a single archive that contained binary packages for Red Hat- and Debian-based operating systems. While it is no longer supported by Corel, you can still download it from Softpedia.
It won't work on modern GNU/Linux operating systems anymore
Before we continue to describe the features of Corel Photo-Paint, we feel obliged to remind everyone that the application is no longer supported on modern Linux distributions. It is here only for As mentioned, this is the first and only attempt of Corel to bring its powerful photo editing, digital painting and image composition application to the Linux platform, using the Wine software to emulate some core components that were initially designed for the Microsoft Windows OSes.
Features of Corel Photo-Paint
The application includes masks, lenses, masks, support for the Adobe Photoshop PSD format (with layers), undo and redo docker window that lets users to reverse changes to a photo, as well as artistic media brush tools.
In addition, it comes with the Bitstream Font Navigator tool that allows you to view, organize and select fonts stored on your Linux system, Canto Cumulus digital asset management tool, Corel Capture for creating and storing screenshots, Corel Script Editor for automatic tasks, DigiMarc Digital Watermarking for adding copyright text to photos, as well as the Human Software Squizz image morphing tool.
Recommended hardware and software components include a PC with Pentium 2 processor or higher, 128MB of RAM, 170MB hard disk space, CD-ROM, SVGA monitor, mouse, keyboard, Linux kernel 2.2 or higher, GLibc libraries 2.0, 2.1 or compatible, and X.Org window system.
Most probably, this was the last attempt of Corel to bring the award winning Photo-Paint application to the Linux and Open Source ecosystem. Too bad that we can’t enjoy it on modern Linux OSes.