Xara announces the release of the latest new version of their creative design and photo editing software, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer v11 - an easy-to-use program that provides all the tools you need for a range of graphic design and photo editing tasks.
Charles Moir, Managing Director said “As the name suggests 'Photo & Graphic Designer' is more than just another photo editor. It's one of the most advanced and powerful vector graphics programs available, and seamlessly combines vector graphics with the photo editing features that any graphics enthusiast, small company or academic user are likely to need. It's simply the most advanced photo and graphics editing tool available, for the money. We believe the new real-time brush features are the fastest, most fluid available anywhere".
In this release there’s a big step forward for the Brush Tool with new Art Brush technology that smoothly stretches either vector or bitmap, in real time, along a freehand drawn line. We include a range of high quality realistic textured brush effects emulating paint, chalk and water-color effects. Users can, of course, create their own bitmap (photo) or vector brush designs.
New to this version is the ability to sync files via Dropbox and Google Drive. So if a user has the same file open on multiple computers, and makes an edit then saves the file on one computer, it will be immediately updated in Photo & Graphic Designer on the other computers. As a bonus Dropbox and Google Drive maintain older versions of user’s files, thus providing an easy way of viewing and reverting back to earlier versions. This is a safe, easy and storage-saving way of maintaining multiple versions of website files.
Fans of the Shape Painter Tool will love the extra flexibility offered by a new selection of vector shape editing tools (in the drop down list in the Shape Painter InfoBar). In the Transparency Tool 5 new W3C standard, web-safe and PDF-safe blend modes have been added - Overlay, Hard Light, Soft Light, Luminosity & Color.
There are new and improved text features including autocorrect (the ability to create a personal list of abbreviations that expand when typed), text background color options, easy font replacement throughout an entire document, and more. There are also significant improvements to the PDF import and export.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 includes two valuable free additions – the Premium version of MAGIX Online Photo Album to share photos with friends, families and colleagues (free for one year) and Photolooks 2, a powerful and flexible plug-in (previously sold by Red Giant for $199!) that can change the color and light effects in a photo. It includes over 100 presets, but provides a powerful way of manipulating color and light so that users can create their own custom effects.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 costs just $89.99 for US customers, £49.99 (inc VAT) for UK and €69.99 (inc VAT) for the EU.
Upgrades from v10 to Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 cost $35 for US customers, £20 (inc VAT) for UK and €25 (inc VAT) for the EU (intro offer)
It operates on Windows Vista 7 / 8 / 8.1
For more information and a trial version visit xara.com
More information and downloads
Please see the press center at www.xara.com/press-center/photo-graphic-designer/
This includes press materials, example graphics, screenshots, product information and details of what’s new in v10.
For detailed release notes see www.xara.com/photo-graphic-designer/notes
For more details or a serial number to unlock the trial version please contact: Nova Fisher, [email protected] Tel: +44 1442 351035
About Xara Group LtdXara has been developing cutting edge software in the UK since 1981 making it one of the very earliest European software houses. Xara has developed a wide range of products covering the whole realm of publishing and graphics software. Xara Designer remains the world's fastest, and many believe, the world's best drawing and illustration software.
Xara has a particularly strong technology and innovation history. It pioneered many of the graphics technologies and techniques now standard in the industry today such as anti-aliased vector graphics, vector transparency, object feathering, etc. Many of its user interface techniques have been adopted by the industry. Xara's latest innovation is Xara Online Designer, a cloud based service that offers the ability to create rich graphical documents in a web browser, using any device and in collaboration with colleagues.
In January, 2007, Xara Group Ltd was acquired by MAGIX AG and benefits from a distribution partnership with another wholly owned subsidiary, MAGIX Software GmbH.
About MAGIXMAGIX 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.