It 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.
Xara Photo & Graphic 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.
It includes a revolutionary integrated, ultra-fast, non-destructive photo editing tool. It offers both automatic real-time photo enhance and manual controls (brightness, contrast, sharpen, blur, saturation, temperature, and a new cross process option) plus real-time scaling and rotation even on very high res images. Other features include flexible cropping, red-eye removal, advanced shadow & highlights, and brightness levels controls, perspective correction.
Photo & Graphic Designer for Windows PC includes a selection of 60+ creative ‘Live Effect’ plug-ins that can transform both photos and vector drawings (they are called Live Effects because the object remains editable even after applying the effect). Effects include oil painting, pencil and crayon drawing, crumple, fish-eye, waves, ‘liquid paint’ for creating caricatures, and many, many more.
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.
The Quickshape tools (rectangle, circle, etc) allow you to draw pre-set shapes very quickly and easily. Editing shapes and lines are easy and the Freehand line drawing tool even offers a slider for retroactive smoothing after you’ve drawn your line. And there’s support for pressure-sensitive tablets too.
The Text Tool allows you to enter as many lines of text as you want, at any place in your document, and at any angle, and you can also set your text along a curved path. Additionally, just like any drawn object in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer app, you can freely resize it on the page, and apply any of the effects, such as transparency, fills, molds, and so on – and yet the text remains editable.
Features and Highlights
- 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
- Transparency & Feathering
- Color Palette From Photo
- Shadows, Bevels & Contours
- Online Content Catalog
- Productivity & Usability Benefits
- Direct Action Tools
- Easy Drag & Drop
- Solid Object Editing
- Infinite Undo / Redo
- Zoom to 25,000%
- Top Quality Screen Display
- Remote Online Editing
- Compatibility With Industry Standards
- Import & Export
- PSD Support
- PDF Support
- Color Separations & CMYK 16 bit Support
Note: 7-day trial (extendable to 30 days by registering online).