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In this second edition of the Xara Outsider we bring you news on Xara LX, some great new tutorials and tips and a very special offer on a huge collection of high quality fonts, exclusive to Xara customers (just for a 10 day period).
The Linux version of Xara LX is making huge progress. We've just released version 0.5 and this is now very usable and slick and pretty stable as well. All tools now work as do most menu options. At last you can finally save .xar files and export bitmaps (JPG, PNG).
There's still a lot of work to do. There are lots of minor features that are missing. It can't print, and most import export formats are missing, but we and the volunteer developers continue to progress this rapidly.
The Mac version is lagging, but 95% of the work we're doing to the Linux version is needed by the Mac as well, so this is, indirectly, bringing the Mac version of Xara Xtreme nearer as well.
If you have Linux, you can download the latest versions here.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs. Our pick of top talk this month:
We also have a new talkgraphics logo, you can see all the contenders created by talkgraphics members in this thread. It was a tough decision but we hope you like our choice.
Xtreme tip 2: To set the page background color to be any color you like, drag a named color from the color line onto the page, then edit this named color by dragging it to the color editor. Now when you edit this color the page background changes.
Is the film camera dead?
If you want to see how to create Gel look buttons like this, for your website, there's a short step-by-step movie you can find here...
Or you can select Help-> Movies and find it in that list.