New Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013 and Xara Designer Pro X (version 8)
Xara today announced the availability of their new
version 8 Designer products - Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013
and Xara Designer Pro X.
Both products are super-fast, easy-to-use single
integrated programs that provide all the tools for a range of graphic design
tasks that would normally require three or more separate ‘suite’ programs;
iIllustration, photo editing, advanced page layout, web graphics and animations
– and in the case of Designer Pro X building complete websites and online
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara
Designer Pro X are the world's highest performing graphics software titles,
with their speed enabling more complex and realistic graphics to be created
more easily and in less time.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is ideal for any
graphics enthusiast, small company or academic user that requires the best
value general purpose photo and graphics design tool.
Xara Designer Pro X is the flagship of the Xara product
line, the ultimate all-in-one creative tool. As well as the website design
features, it provides tools that might typically be required by professional
designers such as PANTONE®, CMYK, color
separations and PDF/X. It also supports multiple processors for even faster
New features in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
and Xara Designer Pro X include:
- Powerful Color Erase /Selection to
enhance (change color, adjust brightness, blur, etc) or make parts of photos
transparent based on the selected color.
- Photo hue adjustment to change the color
tint of any part of a photo.
innovative new Shape Erase Tool that can perform both vector
erasing or path adjustment, as well as 'soft mask' painting to perform detailed
soft-edged erasing of vector, text and photo objects.
- A new Text Styles feature that offers an efficient and
powerful way of controlling the global appearance of text. Generates CSS
- New Inline Graphics for embedding symbols and icons
- Many new Template Designs including a selection of
modern new print templates, such as greeting cards, brochures, business cards,
CD covers and certificates, plus many new categorised clipart designs.
- Many other Photo Tool improvements and
additions including the integrated Panorama stitching tool, a more efficient
‘Optimize all images’ function and ability to optimize images upon upload.
- Media Exchange. All titles in the
MAGIX/Xara range can share media files with each other and with some important
third party services such as Flickr and Facebook.
In addition to the above features Xara Designer Pro X
Shape Builder Tool to ‘paint’ onto an existing shape to enlarge it, add
new areas or adjust the shape or outline. This compliments the new Erase Tool
to provide two basic new shape editing tools, that are entirely vector in
nature (resolution independent, fully editable) that can edit vector outlines
of shapes, or provide soft air-brush like painting and erasing.
- Smart object positioning and page
resizing which automatically adjusts the size of a web page and
position of objects as you enter more text
- Embedded fonts –
website creators are no longer limited to a small list of websafe fonts, but
can use just about any font (assuming the font allows website embedding).
- New resizable
interactive Chart Widget for embedding high quality charts into
documents or websites.
- MP3 player widget - just drop an MP3 audio file onto the page,
and this will embed a fully cross-platform compatible audio player (including
iOS for iPad and iPhone) into your website. This joins the existing MP4 player
that does the same for MP4 video files.
- Create numbered lists and graphical bullet points
- using Xara's vector graphics capabilities you can now design your own
graphics for use in numbered and bulleted lists.
Managing Director, Charles Moir says “The Adobe approach
of selling separate, expensive programs to perform the common creative editing
operations is fundamentally wrong in our opinion. Modern documents (whether
printed, PDF or web document) should not need separate tools to edit the text,
the graphics or the photos. This is not just a costly process, in time and
money, but totally inefficient. Xara's approach offers not just
dramatically better value, but we believe it makes the software considerably
faster and easier to understand and learn.“
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013 costs just
$89 for US customers, £69 for UK (inc VAT) and €69 (inc VAT) for the
Xara Designer Pro X costs just $299 for US
customers, £249 for UK (inc VAT) and €279 (inc VAT) for the EU.
Upgrades from v7 to Xara Photo & Graphic
Designer 2013 cost $45 for US customers, £35 for UK (inc VAT) and €35
(inc VAT) for the EU
Upgrades from v7 to Xara Designer Pro X cost
$99 for US customers, £79 for UK (inc VAT) and €89 (inc VAT) for the
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 1442 351035