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New Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2013 and Xara Designer Pro X (version 8)

May 14, 2012

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 presentations.

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 performance.

New features in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro X include:

In addition to the above features Xara Designer Pro X includes:

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 EU.

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 EU

It operates on Windows XP/Vista/7

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For more details or a serial number to unlock the trial version please contact: Nova Fisher, [email protected] Tel: +44 1442 351035

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About Xara Group Ltd

Xara 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.

In January, 2007, Xara Group Ltd was acquired by MAGIX GmbH based in Berlin, Germany. The company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary


MAGIX is a leading international provider of high-quality software, online services and digital content for multimedia communications. Since 1993, MAGIX has developed leading technologies for creating, editing, managing and presenting photos, graphics, videos and music.

MAGIX operates internationally from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications.