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Electronic Software Delivery


Photo & Graphic Designer 365 (Electronic Software Delivery)

Please Note: Once the order has been processed, this product is nonreturnable.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is the perfect software choice for all your photo and graphic design work, with powerful photo editing and enhancement features, and truly flexible illustration and design tools.

Features: 
 
Revolutionary Photo Handling
  • Fast, non-destructive photo handling
  • Integrated Photo Tool
  • Advanced Photo Manipulation
  • Creative Effects
  • Photo Panoramas
  • Intelligent Scaling
  • Bitmap Tracer
     
All The Creative Tools You Need
  • Drawing Tools
  • Advanced Text Handling
  • 3D Extrude
  • Blends
  • Transparency & Feathering
  • Animated Flash Export
  • Shadows, Bevels & Contours
     
Productivity & Useability Benefits
  • Speed
  • Direct Action Tools
  • Easy Drag & Drop
  • Solid Object Editing
  • Infinite Undo / Redo
  • Zoom to 25,000%
  • Top Quality Screen Display
     
Compatibility With Industry Standards
  • Import & Export
  • PSD Support
  • PDF Support

What's New: 

Photo

Easy Move, Rotate & Scale for Photos
Select a photo in the Photo tool and you’ll see some new handles on the photo, for scale, rotate and crop. It’s a lot easier and more intuitive than using the Fill tool for these simple but frequent actions, and it’s smarter too – ensuring you never see any gaps around the edge of the photo when you move it in its frame or change the shape of the frame. Top Tip – it’s great for horizon straightening!

New Cross Process Photo Effect
Create some dramatic contrast and saturation effects with this new option on the photo enhance toolbar, which simulates a traditional photographic effect created by using the wrong chemicals (digital photo editors such as PGD achieve the same effect by manipulating the red, green and blue channels).

New Blend Modes (dodge and burn)
We’ve added two great new transparency blend modes, compatible with the W3C standards: Dodge (which generally brightens) and burn (which generally darkens).

Photo Filter Pre-Sets
A wonderfully quick and easy way to apply popular effects to your photos.

You’ll find more than 25 ready-made effects in the Content Catalog (image resources > photo filter pre-sets).  Simply select your photo and hit Import!  What’s more you can continue to edit the effects using the Enhance tool or Brightness Levels dialog, and if you replace the photo the effects are retained.

Magnetic Lasso
Cutting an object out of your photo is now as simple as clicking along the edge of the object to be cut, and hitting Cut!

Photo Effect Painter
Check out the new paintbrush tool on the photo fly out. Now you can simply ‘paint’ on photo effects such as the new dodge and burn. And what’s more you can still edit the values of the effect, or edit the painted region with the Region Painter or Erazer.

EXIF Tool Improvements
The EXIF tool has been enhanced, so it now supports IPCT and SMP tags.

TEXT HANDLING

Symbols & Icons
Check out Insert > Symbol. These are not just useful symbols and icons that you can add to your text, but fully editable vector shapes!

  • The popular Font Awesome collection has been updated, and is now supplemented by a collection of Google Material Design Icons making more than 1500 symbols in total
  • We’ve added a search function for the symbols, eg search on ‘Face’ and it will show you Facebook symbols, smiley faces etc
  • The symbols will be automatically updated as new versions become available
  • Plus there’s improved handling of symbols that have been added to your text (so for example they aren’t affected by font changes to the text)
  • A new right click Replace Symbol option (including symbols in bullet lists)

Other Text Enhancements

  • Improved subscript / superscript positioning
  • A new rectangular text repelling option
  • Option to change the case of selected text, switching between UPPER CASE, lower case or Sentence case
  • The spell checker menu now allows you to set the language for your whole document
  • Improvements to the auto-kerning (now supports kerning between character classes, so many newer OpenType fonts now render with the correct kerning)
  • Better handling of text on buttons (so font and font size changes are synchronized on the mouse off and mouse over state)
  • List editing improvements
  • And other minor enhancements

CONTENT

 

New SmartShapes
SmartShapes are an amazingly quick and easy way to create and edit some of the most commonly required shapes. There are improvements to the way SmartShapes work (eg improved handles) plus some great new additions to the library of these ultra-editable ready-made shapes:

  • New Chart SmartShapes for percentage ring, bar chart and column chart
  • New Text Panels and Photo Panels
  • A new and more flexible version of the popular Spiral SmartShape
  • Other new SmartShapes include some simple shapes such as a rectangle where you can edit corners individually and custom lines
  • New variants of existing SmartShapes such as arrows and speech bubbles

 

A New Online Content Catalog
An enhanced Online Content Catalog will be included free for one year as part of our new Update Guarantee.  Based on the v11 Content Catalog, this new and improved version will now offer:

  • Fully integrated access to a free library of over 500,000 quality royalty-free photos 
  • Regular updates to the templates as part of the Update Guarantee
  • Full keyword search of the entire catalog
  • A new more logical structure to the content offering a better work flow 

The Designs Gallery (now 'Local Designs Gallery') will now be used to display only your current assets (those downloaded from the Online Content Catalog or from the optional back-up CD) making it quicker to access the resources you are already using.

Other New Templates

  • A selection of new designs for buttons, cards, invitations, certificates & vouchers
  • Handy placeholder images for common aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 etc)
  • Some additional photo clipart

Photo Grids
These are a cool new way to display your photos. We’ve added both fully editable Smart Photo Grids (Smartshapes) and simple photo grid templates.

The Smart Photo Grids let you display any collection of photos, even those with different shapes and aspect ratios, in a compact grid on your website. Drag and drop your photo onto the grid and it automatically updates to fit your photo in, no matter what shape it is!

 

OTHER

Update Guarantee: Access New Features As They Are Developed

 

We know that many of you find it frustrating that you have to wait a whole year for our next update - knowing that we are working on (and likely finished) new cutting edge features and on-trend content.  We have the answer! For the first time you’ll have access to new features and content as we develop them, at any time during the 365 days after you purchase. You’ll be able to download and use these new features, for no extra charge, in addition to the version that you buy today.

The Update Guarantee gives you 365 days access to:

  • The new Online Content Catalog, including any new templates released during that time
  • Upgrades and patches to Photo & Graphic Designer released in the 365 days after you purchase and register. Note: these updates continue to work after 365 days in any installations at the date of expiry, but if you reinstall the software after the Update Guarantee expires (and you don't renew) then these updates will not be included (the software will revert to the version at your date of purchase or registration).

Import & Export

  • Improved Word import and export
  • Improved PDF import
  • Improved RTF import and export
  • Improved PSD import & export (we now map Xara objects to & from Photoshop layers)

Other Enhancements

  • You can now give individual objects names in the Page & Layer Gallery, to help find objects and to organize your designs
  • Distribute operations have been added to the Align toolbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista® | 7 | 8 | 8.1 | 10
  • Intel® Celeron® or newer, or AMD® Sempron® or newer
  • Min 500MB of RAM
  • Min 300MB of available hard-disk space