Two New Releases - Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and Xara Designer Pro 6
June 16, 2010
Xara Xtreme has had a major makeover for Version 6 and there are new names to go with the new features and new look! Xara Xtreme is now Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and the new feature packed Xara Xtreme Pro becomes Xara Designer Pro 6.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro are the world's highest performing graphics software titles—by a large margin. Their speed enables more complex and realistic graphics to be created more easily and in less time.
Both products are very flexible with vector or bitmap graphics, making them perfect for any design that combines drawing, photos and text, from simple button or logo designs to incredibly detailed illustrations, posters, multi-page brochures, photo compositions and web graphics. And they can produce animations too, including animated GIF and Flash.
One of the unique selling points of the Xara Designer titles is that they offer a single application for every type of creative or artistic document creation. Instead of requiring three or more separate programs to edit photos, or create web graphics, illustrations or page layouts, Xara Designer is one super-fast, easy-to-use program that does it all.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 is ideal for any graphics enthusiast, small company or academic user that requires a single general purpose photo and graphics design tool. Xara Designer Pro 6 includes all the same features, but adds a range of more advanced website design features, plus support for tools that might typically be required by professional designers such as PANTONE®, CMYK colors, color separations and PDF/X. It also supports multiple processors for even faster performance.
New features in these releases include:
- A totally new and modern application appearance and user interface
- Innovative new photo features including Content Aware Zoom
- New photo editing options including selected-area photo enhancements using the mask, new clone tools and curves brightness tool
- Additions to the world class transparency support, with new a ‘enhance’ transparency type and vector-based transparency masks
- Enhanced graphic tablet support with powerful pressure profile controls and real-time variable width drawing
- Extended page layout capabilities, including an enhanced Page & Layer Gallery
- Many new web graphic and presentation templates and (Pro only) website templates
- Xara Developer Pro also has significant additions to the web design capabilities including easy NavBars & DHTML menus, enhanced Widget integration and new Widget library, powerful new publish options and a free hosting offer.
"With a dramatic new look and user interface the Designer 6 series is the fastest, easiest and most powerful we've produced. It includes a range of photo editing enhancements including our unique Content Aware Zoom that intelligently scales the important content of photos. This is a world first."
"It's always struck me as wrong that you should have to use separate programs for what are very closely related creative activities, such as vector illustration, photo work, and page layout or website layout. Xara Designer Pro 6 is a single program that can be used for everything from really advanced vector design work, to photo editing and page layout. It has world-class PDF support, and it’s one of the best tools for web graphics. Xara Designer Pro 6 provides the most flexible page layout of any web authoring product. It offers website creation for designers, not programmers." says MD Charles Moir.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 costs just $89 for US customers, £69 for UK (inc VAT) and €69 (inc VAT) for the EU. Xara Designer Pro 6 costs $299 for US customers, £249 for UK (inc VAT) and €279 (inc VAT) for the EU. It operates on Windows XP/Vista/7
For more information see - xara.com/products/designer
Example website tutorial - designer.xara.com
More information and downloads
Please see the press center at xara.com/presscenter/designer
This includes press materials, graphics, screenshots, boxshots, product information and a full list of new features.
For more details or a serial number to unlock the trial version please contact: Nova Fisher, [email protected]
Tel: +44 1392 209509
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About Xara Group Ltd
Xara develops cutting-edge publishing and graphics software that empowers business professionals to create beautiful documents made to share. Xara's goal is to create a world where combining Creative Design, Collaboration, and Corporate Identity is no longer a mystery. Today, more than 1.5M customers use Xara to meet their needs. Xara has offices in the UK and Germany with over 40 employees.
MAGIX has been a leading international provider of high-quality software, online services and digital content for multimedia communications since 1993. The MAGIX product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications. MAGIX operates internationally from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.