New Release Xara Photo & Graphics Designer 11
UK – June 29, 2015 – Xara announces the release of the latest new version of their creative design and photo editing software, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer v11 – an easy-to-use program that provides all the tools you need for a range of graphic design and photo editing tasks.
Charles Moir, Managing Director said “As the name suggests ‘Photo & Graphic Designer’ is more than just another photo editor. It’s one of the most advanced and powerful vector graphics programs available, and seamlessly combines vector graphics with the photo editing features that any graphics enthusiast, small company or academic user are likely to need. It’s simply the most advanced photo and graphics editing tool available, for the money. We believe the new real-time brush features are the fastest, most fluid available anywhere”.
In this release there’s a big step forward for the Brush Tool with new Art Brush technology that smoothly stretches either vector or bitmap, in real time, along a freehand drawn line. We include a range of high quality realistic textured brush effects emulating paint, chalk and water-colour effects. Users can, of course, create their own bitmap (photo) or vector brush designs.
New to this version is the ability to sync files via Dropbox and Google Drive. So if a user has the same file open on multiple computers, and makes an edit then saves the file on one computer, it will be immediately updated in Photo & Graphic Designer on the other computers. As a bonus Dropbox and Google Drive maintain older versions of user’s files, thus providing an easy way of viewing and reverting back to earlier versions. This is a safe, easy and storage-saving way of maintaining multiple versions of website files.
Fans of the Shape Painter Tool will love the extra flexibility offered by a new selection of vector shape editing tools (in the drop down list in the Shape Painter InfoBar). In the Transparency Tool 5 new W3C standard, web-safe and PDF-safe blend modes have been added – Overlay, Hard Light, Soft Light, Luminosity & Colour.
There are new and improved text features including autocorrect (the ability to create a personal list of abbreviations that expand when typed), text background colour options, easy font replacement throughout an entire document, and more. There are also significant improvements to the PDF import and export.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 includes two valuable free additions – the Premium version of MAGIX Online Photo Album to share photos with friends, families and colleagues (free for one year) and Photolooks 2, a powerful and flexible plug-in (previously sold by Red Giant for $199!) that can change the colour and light effects in a photo. It includes over 100 presets, but provides a powerful way of manipulating colour and light so that users can create their own custom effects.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 costs just £49.99 inc VAT.
Upgrades from v10 to Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 costs £20 inc VAT (intro offer)
It operates on Windows Vista 7 / 8 / 8.1
For more information and a trial version visit xara.com
More information and downloads
Please see the press center at http://www.xara.com/press-center/photo-graphic-designer/
This includes press materials, example graphics, screenshots, product information and details of what’s new in v11.
For more info see the release notes http://www.xara.com/photo-graphic-designer/notes
For more details or a serial number to unlock the trial version please contact: Nova Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01442 351035
About Xara Group Ltd
Xara, founded in 1981, was one of the oldest independent software developers in the UK, until it was acquired by Magix AG in 2007. Xara continues to develop innovative graphics, website building, and document publishing tools, which are marketed around the world under both the MAGIX and Xara brand names.
About MAGIX AG
MAGIX is a leading international provider of high-quality software, online services and digital contents for multimedia communications. Since 1993, MAGIX has been developing leading technologies for creation, editing, management and presentation of photos and graphics, videos and music. Internationally, MAGIX operates from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The product range is targeted towards laymen and professionals alike and goes beyond the PC range to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications.
According to its retail sales figures, MAGIX leads in the multimedia software sector in the most important European markets, and is one of the most successful competitors in the USA. Twenty two years of market presence as well as over 1100 awards worldwide testify to the company’s power of innovation.