Corel announced the imminent launch of a series of creative products at Germany's giant IT show, CeBit.

The company plans to release Bryce 5 early this summer. Corel will then release CorelDraw 10 for Mac, Corel Painter 7, Corel KnockOut 2 and KPT 7 in that order. All the products will be available in International English and German.

Macintosh users have been concerned for the fate of Corel's creative products as the company suffered financial setbacks last year. Corel is under new management now, and has consistently said it will continue to support its creative apps for the Mac.

Ian LeGrow, Corel's vice president of development, marketing and creative products, said: "Corel is dedicated to professional graphics on Mac and Windows. We promised to deliver upgrades to our creative Mac-applications and the schedule begins in earnest today."

Corel has already demonstrated beta versions of its creative applications running under Mac OS X. The company also revealed that following the release of CorelDRAW 10 for Mac all its creative applications will be released simultaneously for Mac and Windows.

In related news, Corel has announced an early return to profitability.