Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 17.0

Manipulates the images and modifies them by applying high quality effects

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is a photo editing application packed with impressive features. Moreover, the tool can also help in other kinds of design jobs, including webpages, logos, cards, buttons, banners, leaflets and animations. The application supports a large number of file extensions, which allows importing and exporting practically any image file type. What’s more, the tool can be used to create PDF documents.

One of the distinctive features of this tool is its awesome interface. The tabs allow performing various editing jobs simultaneously. Besides, its panels can be hidden to expand the editing area. Likewise, the toolbars are highly customizable as you can hide them and even create new ones. It is true that the program has a steep learning curve but it’s just logical if we consider the complexity of the tasks supported. Luckily, it has excellent documentation as well as demo movies to help you.

The program lets you carry out design projects independently of how complex they may be. This way, in addition to simple photo editing, you can create very sophisticated compositions. For this purpose, there are lots of drawing tools, such as Fill, Transparency, Feather, Eraser and Shadow. Besides, the program supports using layers and objects.

All in all, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer ranks among the best designing tools available. It is incredibly versatile and powerful. Moreover, an undeniable advantage of this tool is its cost. Thus, besides having a reasonable price, you can have frequent updates during a whole year without further expenses.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It supports multiple file types
  • It has an awesome interface
  • Various types of projects can be created
  • It supports layers and objects


  • It has a steep learning curve
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