Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX download

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX 8

Great value graphics software for all your drawing, photo and page design needs.


Soft-Files.com rated Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX 5 stars

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX - Download Details

User rating:
User rating none
Developer:
Xara Group Limited | More programs from Xara Group Limited
Version:
8
Post Date:
May 18, 2012
License:
Shareware $89 buy now
Evaluation period:
unlimited
Downloads:
9
File Size:
77.9Mb
Operating System:
Windows XP,Vista,Windows 7

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX Bookmark

Publisher Description

If you're looking for drawing software then Photo & Graphic is a perfect solution for everything from cartoons and logos to astonishingly detailed illustrations. If you're working with photos then it will match your ambitions from simple one click auto-enhance of your photo through to awesome photo compositions. What’s more, it offers advanced text handling, including multi-column and multi-page support, automatic text flow around objects, spell check, support for indents, bullet lists and more. In other words it’s perfect for any design task that involves illustrations, photos and text such as brochures, posters and adverts.

And if you are looking for software for creating web graphics then it can help you produce all the graphics you'll need for your site, from perfect buttons to eye catching Flash animations.

Whatever graphics you need and whatever your skill level, the famously friendly user interface and fast processing of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer will make it an absolute pleasure to be creative. And at a price that won't break the bank! Download the 7 day free trial which can be extended to 30 days.

Xara Designer is based on the world's most sophisticated, highest performance vector rendering engine. Quite simply this makes it the fastest graphics software to be found.

Xara Designer's Direct Action Tools allow you to create effects such as transparency, shadows, bevels or gradient fills in an interactive, fast and intuitive way. No distracting dialogs - simply drag on the object!

Many tasks in Xara Designer benefit from being able to use the drag and drop principle, which is the most intuitive way of working and a great time saver. It also supports drag and drop import of files, such as photos.

Instead of dragging outlines when you draw, move, rotate or resize objects, Designer offers solid live object manipulation, which simply makes it much easier to see what you're doing! Only Designer is fast enough to do this on complex vector graphics.

Being able to change what you have done is vital in a graphics package. Xara Designer allows unlimited undo, making experimentation easy.

The Zoom tool allows magnification up to 25,000%, perfect for detailed work. And it's super-fast and resolution independent too.

Xara introduced the world's first vector anti-aliasing to bring maximum screen quality and is still a pioneer with the fastest, highest quality anti-aliasing available in any drawing program.

Designer offers everything you need for professional page layout, combining advanced text controls (including Text Styles, multi-column and multi-page text flow, text on a curve, spell checker, numbered and bulleted lists to name just a few) with flexible page layout features such as drag and drop of images and automatic text flow around objects. It adds up to complete design freedom for all your page design work!

Xara Designer is the primary tool of many illustrators and includes a set of powerful but really easy to use vector line and shape drawing and editing tools.

The Quickshape tools (rectangle, circle etc) allow you to draw pre-set shapes very quickly and easily. Editing shapes and lines is easy and the Freehand line drawing tool even offers a slider for retroactive smoothing after you've drawn your line.

Two powerful new tools in v8 allow you to easily erase and (in Pro only) build on your image, whether it's a vector drawing or a photo.

The world's fastest, slickest, and highest quality vector 3D extrude tool.

Take any shape, and just drag on the face to create a beautifully lit and shaded 3D version. Drag on the sides to extend the extrude depth. It couldn't be easier.

The blend tool tweens or blends from one shape to another. It's ultra-fast, click-drag simple, works with vector shapes, text and photos.

Blends can be used to create complex highlights, blurred edges on objects, repetitive patterns and many other effects, in other words it's a vital tool for creative design. Designer performs blending in a very quick and memory-efficient way compared to other drawing packages - meaning less waiting for you and less draining of your systems resources.

Xara was the first vector application to introduce transparency, and continues to this day to offer the easiest, most advanced transparency control of any software. With click-drag simplicity you can create graduated transparencies to any object, photo, text, and vector shape.

Xara was also the first application to offer vector feathering (sometimes called Soft Vectors). This is a technique of slightly blurring the edges of objects to help them blend into the background and enables high quality realistic images to be created more quickly and easily than in any other software.

The combination of feathering and transparency is great for any photo composition work, as well as realistic vector shading, vital for any good illustration.

Live Effects are plug-in effects that can be applied to any object, including vector drawings - they are called Live Effects because the vector object remains editable even after applying the effect. Most modern Photoshop plug-ins work as Live Effects, giving access to a huge range of special effects (and more than 40 plug-ins are included).

Xara Designer offers several powerful tools that allow you to add realistic effects with a single click. Apply, remove, and modify semi-transparent (or 'soft') shadows to any object with the Shadow tool. Use the Bevel tool to add bevels to any object, giving them the realistic appearance of depth. And add contours around objects with the Contour tool. All resolution independent (don't lose quality when you scale them)!

Xara Designer photo handling beats other graphics programs on many fronts. It's much, much faster, produces smaller files and it's non-destructive. It makes the perfect photo composition tool.

Designer offers completely non-destructive photo editing (which means you can edit your photo as many times as you like without the loss of quality that is normal in other photo programs), and it uses a fraction of the RAM required by other products. It can handle multiple very high resolution images with ease, even on a modest PC.

Designer is also unique in the way it handles and stores photos, which means that files containing photos can be anywhere from 3 to 100 times smaller than with other programs.

Xara Designer includes a revolutionary integrated, ultra-fast, non-destructive photo editing tool. It offers real-time photo enhance (brightness levels, sharpen, blur etc) plus real-time scaling and rotation even on 50 Megapixel images. Other features include flexible cropping, red eye removal, perspective correction, photo erase and masking tools and the innovative content aware scaling and zooming.

Combine this with vector masking, layer blending, feathering - all in the non-destructive, memory efficient way - and you have something that no other photo tool can provide.

The Magic Photo Erase tool makes it quick and easy to seamlessly erase unwanted objects from your photo completely.

Plus v8 adds another powerful tool for photo manipulation, the new Color Select & Erase tool. So now you can erase or make transparent parts of a photo based on a color, or edit just those color-selected areas. So whether you want to change the color of an object in your photo, brighten up a blue sky or remove a dark background we have the perfect tool for you!

The new v8 Shape Erase and (in Pro) Shape Builder tools work too so it's a snip to delete parts of your photo with a paintbrush type action.

Perhaps the easiest to use panorama maker. Drop a series of photos on the page, click one button and you'll get a perfect, seamless joined panoramic image.

The Photo Tool includes innovative intelligent image scaling technology that allows 'content aware scaling', which means images can be stretched or squashed while retaining the proportions of important parts of the picture.

This can provide a near miraculous ability to stretch and change the aspect ratio of photos, without apparently distorting the content of the photo.

And there is also 'content aware zooming', which works in a similar way but allows you to resize the object that is the center of interest without increasing the size of the total image.

Xara Designer’s powerful bitmap tracer can convert your bitmaps – typically photos, line-art or logos – into editable vector shapes.

Xara Designer supports Adobe Photoshop plug-ins. There's already a huge range of such plug-ins available, both free and commercial, for creating a variety of effects that would take a lifetime to explore.

In addition the Live Effects tool, the most advanced of any available, enables you to apply these plug-ins to photos and vector shapes for a range of amazing visual effects.

Designer includes more than 40 built-in Live Effect plug-ins.

Xara Designer Pro includes a complete 'website creation' feature that enables you to design multi-page websites with ease, including mouseover and pop-up effects, navbars and menus, animations and widgets. One click preview and ftp upload included. It's the world's most advanced WYSIWYG web page layout - and with no HTML skills required!

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer and Designer Pro offer a genuinely easy way to create really efficient Flash animations.

Xara Designer Pro gives you total design freedom - using drag and drop you can literally place anything, anywhere on the page. And things which are normally difficult to achieve in HTML are a snap in Xara Designer Pro - for example text with curved edges, text or graphics at an angle, text flowing around objects - no problem!

But Designer Pro has some clever tricks too, to make things easier for you - here's just a few of the things that will save you time and trouble:

Liquid text flow around objects; easy mouseover, thumbnail and pop-up creation; automatic adjustment of photos to the correct web resolution; one-click change of site wide theme colors and shades; automatic color matching of imported objects such as buttons; a concept of 'repeating objects' such as headings and button bars - edit one instance and they all update; buttons and text panels that automatically stretch as you change the text, and smart repositioning of objects and resizing of pages as you add new text.

And it's a snap to add widgets to your site with Designer Pro, such as Google Maps, Picasa photo albums and slideshows, YouTube movies, forms, e-commerce and many, many more. Plus there's a library of popular Widgets included in the Designs Gallery which you can just drag and drop onto your page.

v8 adds a selection of interactive chart and graph widgets plus some new, resizeable photo and content slideshow Widgets that can help give your website an edge, making them more interesting and dynamic.

Working with industry standards is vital, so Xara Designer Pro sites are W3C compliant, cross browser compatible (IE 6+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and XHTML, CSS standards based.

Designer Pro makes it easy to create web-based 'slide-show' style presentations that your website visitors can step through using the keyboard arrow keys. You can add animated transition effects as each step and page is displayed, and the Designs Gallery includes a range of ready-made, customizable presentations and presentation components such as bullet points and arrows.

You can also easily remotely host a web meeting (a ‘Webinar’) to showcase your presentation, step by step and page by page, to a group of invited participants.

Designer offers support for a huge range of file formats, making it easy to exchange your work with other users and programs. This includes common bitmap types (eg GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PSD, and RAW photos) and key vector types (eg PDF and AI/EPS, SVG, and EMF/WMF). For text Xara Designer supports RTF (Rich Text Format) and for websites HTML and Flash.

Xara Designer has full support for importing and exporting Adobe Photoshop PSD files including layer support.

Xara Designer offers industry leading export of super-clean, very compact PDF files (including support for graduated color fills and flat / graduated transparency). Combined with the PDF import feature, this provides another way to interchange files.

Xara Designer Pro offers the ability to produce CMYK color separations. This includes on-screen preview of CMYK and spot color plates, PANTONE color support, spot colors, on-screen printer gamut preview and a lot more.

Before downloading, click here to update your computer drivers

DOWNLOAD NOW (77.9Mb)

Soft-Files is not responsible for the content of "Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX" software description. We encourage you to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal. We do not encourage or condone the use of any software in violation of applicable laws.


Review and rate Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX

POOR FAIR GOOD VERRY GOOD EXCELLENT


related software
Name Downloads License
Maya for Windows 2014
Professional 3D rendering software....
2318 Shareware
Download
Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.2
Create artwork, correct color, retouch scanned images....
312 Shareware
Download
Hugin 2011.0.1
Panorama photo creation software....
249 Freeware
Download
Apple iPhoto 8.1.1
Image organizer: makes books, slideshows......
192 Freeware
Download
AutoQ3D Standard 2.10
A complete 3D modeling application for computing aided drafting in three dimensions. AutoQ3D can be used by anyone who wants an ...
183 Shareware
Download
New software downloads
Name Downloads License
3DFieldPro 4.0.5.0
Contouring surface plotting and 3D data program that runs under Microsoft Windows....
7 Shareware
Download
3DField 4.0.5.0
Contouring surface plotting and 3D data program....
23 Shareware
Download
FireAlpaca 1.1.7
Easy image editor....
21 Freeware
Download
ImageJ 1.49f
Scriptable scientific image processing....
176 Freeware
Download
Photopus 1.3.0.5
Easy to use batch photo editor software....
12 Freeware
Download