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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

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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.

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Steve O.
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"Takes the place of multiple programs from other vendors!"

What do you like best?

I've been using Xara for a long time, and even though I've had access to PhotoShop and others, I keep coming back to Xara. It's simple to use, and powerful.

I really like that every drawing is first a vector file - it makes resizing painless. Exporting to a JPG, PNG, GIF, or PDF is simple, too.

I've lost track of the newspaper ads, business cards, POS information, and material for Facebook and Instagram I have produced over the years. I don't usually consider myself creative, but I've surprised myself a few times with things I've created with Xara.

Give it a try! I bet it will become one of your favorite tools.

What do you dislike?

Not every graphics format is supported, but most are. And there's no native Mac program, although the online version eliminates that issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple, inexpensive, comprehensive. Try it - you'll be hooked. :-)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple creation of printed flyers, graphics for social media, editing photos, logo creation...

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Minh Anh M.
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"Great for future Artist and promotion"

What do you like best?

This graphic design program is great for college students that goes into the art Major. It is easy to use if you already have the artistic skills. It allows you to touch up many things like the background or your face. I was able to create any fliers and poster by using the program. I got many compliments because of this app. I hope you all should give it a try.

What do you dislike?

I think the introduction need to be more specific on how to use the tools because there are so many tools to apply. For future reference I hope the company does a better job promoting this through social media because this program is usually used by college students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you ever need a software that is easy to use and has many tools. then this is the one for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There was not much of a problem besides using it for the first time. This program actually helped us promote most of our commercialized posters for our children art and craft. I would reccomend giving a free trials to new users so they can get a feel of how to use this.

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Eric L.
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"Great Affordable Graphic and Photo Editing Software"

What do you like best?

Good choice for the non-professional graphic designer that needs graphic design and photo editing. Very Affordable at around $60. It is a vector graphics program - meaning designs you build can be saved in sizes and formats that scale from small to large without loss of quality. Nondestructive photo editing - you can enhance your photos but the original is left intact. Magic erase and erase background are frequently used functions. There is a "Pro" version that you can upgrade to that provides more advanced graphic design and the ability to build websites.

What do you dislike?

With any powerful program that is deep in features, there is a learning curve to use all the functionality. Training videos to help you along are broken into short specific topics. Support from the vendor is provided by submitting a ticket. No phone or chat support. There is a terrific user forum sponsored by the vendor, www.talkgraphics.com. Knowledgeable users usually respond very quickly and are helpful and not condescending.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the 30-day trial. Build or edit an actual project to test the product. Watch the training videos. Powerful features, like background erase, are very simple and powerful after watching the 2-minute how-to video. If you decide to purchase the program there is a terrific user forum sponsored by the vendor, www.talkgraphics.com. Knowledgeable users usually respond quickly, are helpful and not condescending.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Started using the program 10 years ago to build print ads and logos for advertising customers. I was a salesman, not a graphic designer. But Xara Photo and Graphic Designer made it easy for me to build spec ads for presentations. Many of my smaller customers did not have a logo and it was easy to build a decent looking logo.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Sarah M.
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"simple but powerfull "

What do you like best?

You get all the tools you would anticipate from graphics software application, non-destructive modifying, layers support, masking, image control tools, panorama assistance, text modifying, unique results and more. Perfect for user that are not impressed with new-type of interfaces and chooses menues. Xara Photo and Graphics Designer uses a great deal of tools and alternatives for its rate.

What do you dislike?

Efficiency is usually great, however it can lag a bit when using a few of the unique image effects.The software application is just readily available for Windows. More tutorials are required.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated tools can assist anybody enhance their images. Openness tool makes it much easier to use to image without layer mask. Easy to make use of and rapidly to learn, very capable image editor for anyone.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Kent G.
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"Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Offers Great Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite"

What do you like best?

Great graphics package/ Lots of features, filters and effects. Xara combines outstanding web graphics creation, photo editing and print design in one integrated software package.

What do you dislike?

The biggest obstacle is that there is a bit of a learning curve - especially for someone coming from the Photoshop or In Design world.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't have a need for the fill list of apps offered by Adobe then Xara is a great alternative for someone looking to replace Photoshop, Illustrator or In Design

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ultimately we were looking for a viable alternative to Adobe Photoshop / Creative Suite. The monthly subscription was a burden especially since we didn't use over half of what was offered.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Hannah L.
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"all-in-one software for design, photo editing"

What do you like best?

Lots of programs are changing to membership. The program is simple to utilize and even if you're not a graphic designer, this program is relatively simple to browse and get the task done.Very great and useful software application, Many tools, choices and online resources are offered to acquire wonderful outcomes.

What do you dislike?

Efficiency is normally great, however it can lag a bit when using a few of the unique image results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a steady, expert item that belongs in the leading 10 tools of my style tool kit. It brings a modest cost and has a rather complicated upgrade service. Automated tools can assist anybody enhance their images.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Khristopher H.
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"This software is awesome!"

What do you like best?

I use this to edit all of my photos prior to publishing! its pretty fast and easy to use!

What do you dislike?

Its a little on the weak side when it comes to features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a super simple and easy to use software that offer feature similar to other products in the category but doest break the bank!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this software to edit all of my photos prior to publishing! its pretty fast and easy to use!

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Paige W.
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"This software is GREAT "

What do you like best?

Excellent option for the non-professional graphic designer that requires graphic style and picture modifying. Downloading and setting up the software application is uncomplicated and it is really simple to discover and utilize. Perfect for anybody beginning with image modifying or graphics design.The interface is tidy and modern-day looking, it is extremely simple to browse and includes context-sensitive tools for an even simpler operation.

What do you dislike?

The import is often bothersome and is refrained from doing correctly, it would be great to have some more tutorials.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some infographics are done quickly with this software application. It is quick and simple to utilize!

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Alexis C.
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"Great tool Xara"

What do you like best?

Easy to Download and set up likewise it is extremely simple to discover and utilize. Great for anybody beginning with picture modifying or graphics style. If u want/need there is likewise the professional variation that offers more innovative graphic style.

What do you dislike?

Assistance from the supplier is supplied by sending a ticket it would be a lot easier for clients to have a phone assistance or live chat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I utilize this to modify all my images prior to publishing. Easy to utilize and quickly to find out, extremely capable picture editor for anybody.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Edo M.
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"Relativly simple but powerfull designer tool"

What do you like best?

- Old school (or retro) designed user interface,

- multiple import options,

- relatively simple tu use

- multiple on-line libraries and templates

- "light" on computer resources

- layering

What do you dislike?

- import is sometimes problematic and is not done properly

- more tutorials are needed

- text editing sometimes is confusing

- font management (substitutions) is sometimes problematic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very nice and usefull software, Many tools, options and on-line resources are available to obtain fantastic results. Perfect for user that are not impressed with new-type of users interfaces and prefers menues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Brochures and similar materials are made in-house with some of existed templates and on-line resources with some simple changes in design. Some "complicated" infographics are done easily with this software.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Dan B.
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"A great tool for beginners"

What do you like best?

Xara Photo and Graphics Designer offers a lot of tools and options for its price.

Downloading and installing the software is straightforward and it is very easy to learn and use. Ideal for anyone starting with photo editing or graphics design.

You get all the tools you would expect from graphics software, non-destructive editing, layers support, masking, photo manipulation tools, panorama support, text editing, special effects and more.

The user interface is clean and modern looking, it is very easy to navigate and adds context-sensitive tools for an even easier operation.

Many presets are included for image manipulation (sharpening, controlling brightness and contrast, color temperature etc.)

There is also a support for Photoshop PSD files importing (including layered files) if you decide you don’t like the new Adobe subscription system and rather have a perpetual license.

For the beginners Xara provides video tutorials to get you started, but I think the software is easy enough to be used without them.

Overall, I think this is an inexpensive graphics editing option any beginner should look into.

What do you dislike?

Xara Photo & Graphics Designer is meant mainly for the novice and amateur graphics designer and photo editor and as such it does work well. If you are looking for a more advance tools and capabilities, you probably want to look at Adobe or Corel's software.

Probably the main con is the basic RAW file support, mainly if you compare it to what Photoshop Elements offers (and of course nothing close to Photoshop ACR or Lightroom).

Performance is generally good, but it can lag a bit when applying some of the special photo effects.

The software is only available for Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an affordable, easy to use yet powerful editor, give Xara a try.

You get a free trial (installer may offer additional software on some cases, so use custom install)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to use and fast to learn very capable photo editor for anyone who does not want to spend the time needed to learn Photoshop.

Automated tools can help anyone improve their photos.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by User
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"Very versatile and even fun!"

What do you like best?

You can do most any sort of editing with xara. It may take time, but you can accomplish anything.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit tricky to keep track of how to do all the different tasks that it allows. There are a lot of buttons that cn be enabled and it can get confusing, especially after not using it for a little while.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it and learn it! You won't be sorry. I t can do so so much for you and your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Xara allows you to create PNGs from JPEGs, edit pictures, create animations and clipart type images. You can even make 3D looking prototypes if you have the skills.

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by Oishwarya S.
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"Xara photo & graphic designer review"

What do you like best?

It is a very good software. It has a good interface. The editing work is very neat. We can work on already done renders and make them perfect

What do you dislike?

It takes up a lot of space so makes it difficult to open two windows at the same time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly presentation works. As an architectural worker, it's very helpful

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer review by User in Design
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"This is where i started designing"

What do you like best?

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer is one of the best graphics editing tools for the people who are stepping into graphic designing. I have started designing using this software. Many predefined tools make the work simple and smooth.Thank you

What do you dislike?

As said Xara Photo and Graphic Designer is best for only beginners. It has lagging few features

Recommendations to others considering the product

For those who are starting their designing life, i would recommend xara.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy option for 3d objects.

Transparency tool makes it easier to apply to image without layer mask

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