"Xara Group has announced the release of Xara Designer Pro X9, the latest edition of its all-in-one photo editing, web design, illustration and desktop publishing tool. It’s a significant upgrade too, with worthwhile new features everywhere you look. "
"Put is all together and Xara Designer Pro X9 remains a powerhouse publishing tool. "
"As usual, Xara provides more functionality than expected for less than you anticipate paying "
"At $300 ($200 for upgrades), Xara Designer Pro X9 is the most expensive member of the Xara Designer family, but the application can be used to edit photos, create illustrations, develop websites, and lay out individual and multi-page docucments. Besides Xara's cost advantage, there's the usability boost that's a result of maintaining a common interface for each of the application's major functions. Xara's interface differs from those of most other applications, but once you've learned it, you know how all of the components work. "
"Xara Designer Pro X9 is a powerful graphics tool which combines illustration, photo editing, desktop publishing and web design into a single application. There’s enormous depth here. "
"The WYSIWYG web designer is extremely easy to use, yet still gives you enormous control over your design. "
"This release maintains its focus on providing users with a proven toolset for creating complex vector illustrations that can contain an unusually large bitmap image component, thanks to Xara's long-standing dedication to speed. "
"Releases of Xara always provide significant new functionality and version 9 is no different, with this spread across its illustration, image editing, page layout and website creation capabilities. "
"The core vector illustration functionality is really quite exceptional. "
"A considerable refinement of an already excellent all-round design package – a tempting alternative to Adobe’s all-powerful CC suite."
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