Xara software is a popular choice in education because of its unique combination of intuitive ease of use with powerful 'real world' functionality. Our software is used in real commercial environments, but it is recognised for its accessibility to newcomers and short learning curve. All products are shipped with introductory movie tutorials and example graphics so you can see results in minutes, not hours!
Xara has been helping UK schools to fulfil their ICT curriculums since the days of the BBC Micro. Our current Designer range is appropriate for GCSE, DiDA and Cambridge Nationals (ICT and Creative iMedia) qualifications:
Purchasing for education
Xara titles are great value for money, but we offer further generous discounts to academic sites of any sort. We operate a simple-to-understand, quantity-based discount-structure, shown below (nb VAT will be added at 20%). For 5+ units we ship a network license by default. The quantities shown are for simultaneous users. This is a one off charge, there are no recurring or annual fees (although there will be a charge if you wish to upgrade to later versions when they are released). Additional units can be purchased by the school for off-site use by teachers and pupils, at the same price. Technical support is included in the price.
To take advantage of these discounts, simply purchase from one of our academic resellers or place an order directly with our office in England (contact details below), purchase orders are accepted.
Find out more
Visit the home page of each of our products to find out more. You'll find feature information, demo movies, press reviews and customer testimonials, and you can download the free trials.
Xara Page & Layout Designer: for DTP and document creation
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer: for graphic design, whether it's vector illustration or photo editing, for print or the web
Xara Web Designer & Web Designer Premium: for the creation of web graphics, web pages and websites
Xara Designer Pro: all the features and templates of Page & Layout Designer, Photo & Graphic Designer and Web Designer Premium in one fully integrated package.
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. Intel Celeron or newer, or AMD Sempron or newer, plus:
* The PhotoLooks plug-in bundled with Photo & Graphic Designer 10 has a recommended minimum of 2GB RAM and 15GB hard disc space
If you'd like to see examples of work created with Xara software, the take a look at the Xara Artist Gallery and the Xara Website Gallery.
The galleries include work created using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, Designer Pro or Web Designer (or predecessors) by both professional and amateur artists and designers.
If you have any questions or need further information our sales staff will be happy to help, please select the Sales option on our contact form or email [email protected] or phone on 01442 350000 (Monday - Friday 9.00-5.00). You can email Purchase Orders or fax them to 01442 350010 or post them to: Xara Group Ltd, Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6EX.
If you are upgrading an educational copy or network licence please contact sales for a quote. Upgrades are available from older versions, in the case of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer or Designer Pro this includes CorelXARA, ArtWorks (Acorn) and Xara Xtreme.