Xara Designer Pro X10

Xara Designer Pro X10


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.1.2.35097
File Size:
88.32MB
Date Added:
August 11, 2014
Price:
Free to try (7-day trial); $299.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
9,688
Downloads Last Week:
48
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Xara Xtreme Pro offers various design possibilities in one compact program. While novices should be wary of its complexity, Web designers, animators and illustrators will find something to like.

The program's interface is a complex spread of tiny, unfamiliar icons. Fortunately, there are several tutorial texts and even a few videos to better familiarize users with its many features. The overwhelming impression we got from its tools was that Xara Xtreme is not for beginners. While it takes great pains to teach users about its various elements, there's no hand-holding. It takes a lot of effort and thought to produce professional-looking designs. That said, Xara Xtreme offers just about every tool imaginable for creating a Web page from scratch and posting it online. The animation options are a little less inviting since its commands aren't as extensive, but it still offers several tools and framing options. The drawing option feels like Microsoft Paint; anyone could use it. The program comes with a bevy of special features, though our favorite was its Web design templates, which make the complicated process of creating attractive Web sites a little smoother for inexperienced designers. Overall, Xara Xtreme is a great choice for those who need a comprehensive design package. Those who need things spelled out for them should find a program more suited to beginners.

Xara Xtreme has a 30-day trial. It installs desktop icons without permission. This program is a liberating tool for design pros, and we recommend it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best All Around Graphic Design Software!"

    May 30, 2012   |   By sunwings

    Version: Xara Designer Pro X 8.1.0.22207

    Pros

    Whether you are creating websites, doing digital art or scrapbooking or designing for print all the tools you need are right there in one program.

    Fast, intuitive, and easy to learn!

    Great support from Xara support at xara.com or from the friendly community at Talkgraphics.com

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    From professional designers to home users Designer Pro X will serve your needs!

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice product, disconnected support and community"

    February 03, 2012   |   By 3oij

    Version: Xara Designer Pro 7.1

    Pros

    It does good quality vector graphics and operations, it has a good UI, and has a really nice WYSIWYG web page generator. I've been using this for years.

    PDF generator is also good.

    Cons

    -Website generator uses javascript over CSS and DIV for positioning and some other things. Instead of just for layer popups.

    -Bad font handling for web generator

    -Uses undocumented(except for obscure references on a 3rd party forum) layer properties that you have to manually type in layer name fields.

    -The 3rd party forum, the only feedback medium, has negative responses to pretty much all feature requests and support questions through their board.. The actual company never seems to go there.

    -They don't seem interested in keeping up with technologies and trends. Like web 2.0 placeholder templates etc..

    They instead say it's not supported, and if you don't like it use something else(not far off from this attitude).

    Summary

    It's probably the best WYSIWYG and vector tool out there, great supplemented with gimp or photoshop and a code editor; I use notepad++.

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  • 4 stars

    "A great vector program with bitmap editing included."

    January 27, 2011   |   By dddustdevil

    Version: Xara Designer Pro 6.1.1.13205

    Pros

    Designer Pro has an extremely fast rendering engine (perhaps the fastest of any graphics program) The tools are all very responsive and tight which says to me that the coders wrote it right and tight.

    Cons

    No support for SVG

    Summary

    i have been using Xara Designer Pro since it came out and used Xara Xtreme back to ver 3 and can honestly say that I can not remember any crashes.
    If you are in to web site construction but do not or can not code Designer Pro has a full featured 'what you see is what you get' web editor included.
    All in all Xara Designer Pro might be the only graphic design program you need.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best user friendly flash program out there"

    June 02, 2010   |   By Anupamkr96

    Version: Xara Xtreme Pro 5.0

    Pros

    Easy to use, graphic tools, 3D animation

    Cons

    No cons, .

    Summary

    Great software, people looking for good and easy flash maker programs should buy it!

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