Xara is a 30 day trial; full registration costs $149.
If the PC's processor doesn't support SSE2, this program, and most likely the other new Xara apps, will not run. In other words, if your PC, that is running Windows XP, is not running a new processor, that supports SSE2, well, they don't want your business.
Pretty sorry to not support PC's with processor's that aren't very old.
While installation is simple, program does not instal in context menu which I find useless. I am using win 7 which may be a factor. When I am in my pictures folder or other folders that contain pictures, I can usually right click on a photo to edit that photo. I can find no way to do this with this program. When I browse to find the program, I cannot find a link to open the photo to edit. The only way I can see to work with this program is to open it from the desktop icon, and then open each individual photo by searching for it. The time involved and inconvenience does not warrant the price when compared to the likes of photoscape. Photoscape does install in the context menu, and while it may not have as many features, it wins hands down by by the convenience of being there whenever you need it, and not having to search for it. The price for Xara is okay with me, but I will not pay that amount for the inconvenience of not being able to open a photo when viewing photos in a viewer.
I have always wanted a grafik/design software that is truly user-friendly. I love using the freehand tool. This products freehand tool is so easy to use! I got a feeling of gliding across the spreadsheet. Lovely. Thanks!
I love vector graphics and was able to quickly adapt to this interface. If unfamiliar with Adobe Creative Suites, this program MAY be easier to use: simple tool icons,online community and tutorials, and the ability to produce hi-fi images.
Trial version. Templates were not available on the trial version. Less effects than Illustrator. Dock-able windows had to be searched for; not part of default view. I had to hover over icons to decipher their functions. Trial version.
I would personally purchase Adobe's Illustrator ( I've found legit versions for the exact same price) if looking for a solo vector program. Good software to learn and teach with.