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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.1
  • Total Downloads:
    201,810
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial); $59.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    119.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    79
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer gives you all the tools you need to enhance your photos or complete professional-grade graphic design projects. Through the app's intuitive interface, you'll find everything you need quickly, and the smooth controls mean you can focus all your energy on creating.

Pros

Vector graphics: This program lets you use Vector Graphics to create designs, which provides multiple advantages over other methods. These include smaller file size for a finished project and more realistic rendition of shadows in a 3D image, in addition to cleaner lines when an image is magnified.

Nice layout: Everything you need to use this program is conveniently arrayed across the top of the interface and down the left-hand side of the screen. The tools are also intuitive, so you'll quickly get the hang of using them.

Feature-packed: This app offers advanced features to help give your photos or designs a professional look. Some options include Shadow and Highlight Adjustments, Auto-rotation of Images, Selective Enhance by Color, and the ability to create Flash animations for use online.

Cons

No default: It is not possible to set this program as the default option for when you open an image file. That means the only way to open a photo or other image is by first opening Xara and then browsing for the file you want to open. Depending on how you use this program and on what scale, this may or may not be a big inconvenience.

Bottom Line

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer provides a comprehensive package of tools for photo editing and design creation. Its intuitive interface makes learning the ins and outs of the program quick and efficient, even for users with limited experience using this type of software. You can try it for free for 7 days, and the full purchase price is $89.99.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10.1.2.35097.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.1
  • Photo Filter Pre-set 'Overlays' which can be applied on top of existing filter pre-sets, such as pattern, texture or transparency Overlays
  • 40 additional photo filter pre-sets
  • Right click menu option to appy or remove photo filter pre-sets
  • 15 additional arrow SmartShapes, plus a new handle that makes it easy to change the head and tail design where appropriate
  • Improved photo handles (as you drag the handles to adjust an image, a feint copy of the full uncropped images is shown behind
  • Paste to multiple pages in Page & Layer Gallery
  • Xara Online Designer included
  • Various list editing improvements
  • General
    Publisher Xara
    Publisher web site http://www.xara.com
    Release Date June 07, 2017
    Date Added June 27, 2017
    Version 12.1
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 119.03MB
    File Name xaraphotographicdesigner365.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 201,810
    Downloads Last Week 79
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 7-day trial
    Price $59.99

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