We earlier reported that the design collaboration service ConceptShare had landed a distribution deal with another Canadian company, Corel. It turns out the two companies’ integration is a bit tighter than earlier reported. ConceptShare will not only be available through a separate website, but directly from within Corel Draw X4. This is one of the first deals of seen with such close integration between a web startup and established company. While many in the startup community are familiar with Photoshop, Corel Draw gives ConceptShare exposure to millions of designers worldwide and is the #2 design program in the European graphic design market.
Actually integration between the web service and desktop program is handled through a new sidebar that makes it a lot easier to publish files to ConceptShare and import them into Corel Draw.