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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer 9 (PC)

by Magix Entertainment Ltd
Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Edit & optimize photos and images
  • photo retouching and detail adjustment
  • enhance photos with artistic effects
  • illustrate, draw and paint
  • vector-based graphic creation
  • 3d design tool (e.g. for logos)
  • create animations
  • professional photo design templates
  • flexible, time-saving solution
  • from photo montages to photo editing tools

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 1 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,787 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9

Simply better images

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 offers an amazing range of options for optimizing and creatively editing your photos. The program also contains a vast selection of powerful graphic design tools that are perfect for beginners and pros alike.

Flawless images
    • Optimize the contrast, color, and sharpness of your images
    • Correct converging lines, cropping, red-eye effect, etc.
    • Remove distracting elements from photos, e.g. road signs, people standing in the way, imperfections, etc.
Creative freedom
    • Select image elements and reposition them freely anywhere you like
    • Use photo filters for creative image effects
    • Create panorama montages from several individual images
Graphic design
    • Design logos, decorations or custom fonts
    • Create spatial effects using the powerful 3D tool
    • Insert gradients, shadows, and transparency effects for a realistic look

Remove unwanted elements using the repair brush

The repair brush is an extended version of the Magic Erase tool which allows you to quickly remove unwanted elements from images.


Photo effects

Now features an extended range of filters. Use the HDR filter for example to even out the brightness of your images.


Background Erase

The background removal tool enables you to remove background elements from photos quickly and easily.
Use it to change a boring gray sky into a bright blue one!


Graphic design

New shape builder tool for creating freehand graphics.
For example, you can draw in the same way you would on a piece of paper using graphic tablets.


Photo montages

With the combined selection/mask tool you can select individual image elements and move or edit them.
This allows you to customize your images


MX - Media-X-change

MX stands for Media-X-change – the fast exchange of media with other MAGIX programs, online services, and mobile devices.

All features at a glance:
Image editing Graphic design Extras
Image optimization Freehand drawing MAGIX Online Album Premium*
Retouch photos Design logos & decorative elements Photo Manager 12
Photo montages Custom lettering Slideshow Maker 2
Creative effects 3D Design Design Gallery
Panorama montages Gradients, shadows & transparency Direct links to Facebook & Flickr
Restore old photos Transform photos into graphics Direct link to myphotobook

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 - Your Photos - Your Designs - Your Creativity

Your advantages:

    • Image optimization: Adjust brightness, contrast, and color
    • Retouch photos: Correct errors in images
    • Photo montages: Combine image elements
    • Creative effects: Artistic image design
    • Graphic design: Create logos & decorative elements
    • World's fastest graphic vector engine from Xara Designer Pro
    • Undo and redo (non-destructive editing)
    • RAW format support
    • MX Media-X-change

Supported operating systems

    For Microsoft Windows XP | Vista | 7 | 8

Minimum system requirements

All MAGIX programs are developed with user-friendliness in mind so that all the basic features run smoothly and can be fully controlled, even on low-performance computers. Check your operating system's control panel for technical information about your computer.

  • Processor: 700 MHz or higher
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Graphics card: Onboard graphics card with a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 600
  • Hard disk memory: 300 MB free disk space for program installation
  • Optical drive: CD/DVD drive (only for installation of the box version)
  • The video tutorials, the program's internal online services and the online update require an Internet connection
  • Graphics tablets: at least Windows 7 required to use graphics tablets

Supported import formats

  • Images: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PSD, GIF, EPS etc.
  • Additional formats: HTML, PDF, HTM, WMF, RTF, etc.

Supported export formats

Note: The program's internal online services and the online update require an Internet connection.

    *This offer from MAGIX Online World applies to the Online Album Premium which can be used for free for a 12-month period from the date of registration. After the free trial period, the service can be renewed based on the terms and conditions that apply at the time of the renewal (€1.99/month as of May 6, 2013). The offer includes one or multiple domains (all endings except .tv). After the contract is terminated, you my continue to use the received domains according to conditions applicable to them.

Box Contains

1 DVD;1 Installation Quide

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this program 8 July 2013
I have had this a while now as I was lucky enough to get an upgrade price from version 7 and I think it is much better. I didn't have the one in between so I cannot say if it is much different from that. I think it a really good program for photo editing and graphic design with a fair element of desktop publishing thrown in for good measure. A proper page layout program would be needed for someone needing everything needed for that, but this is perfectly adequate for someone who only does a bit of that. It has quite a steep learning curve, but someone coming from a previous version would pick it up easily. Someone coming from another fully featured program should be fine too. A beginner might find it pretty hard, but the help files are good and, with a bit of dedication, it is possible to pick it up fairly quickly. I didn't find version 7 as good as this version, but everything should improve as it goes along. I think this has.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good vector Software 7 Dec. 2013
I find this to be full featured, yet easy to use vector graphics software, which I think is capable of competing with some much higher priced software.

Less successful is the bitmap photo editing side. Though the cloning and erase functions are good, I find myself using other software when doing any serious photo editing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 18 April 2014
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This is a very good package and good value for money too. A strong competitor to CorelDraw (Home/Student) since it is quicker and cheaper. I found the Freehand Tool exceptionally slick and easy to use for linework drawing, especially when you adjust the smoothing gauge. Fully supports layers and blending modes for Photoshop export/import. Also, the online video tutorials are very clear and helpful. If your requirement is mainly or exclusively photo work, then maybe Photoshop Elements or Lightroom might be a better bet, but for all-round graphics, design, and bitmap editing I thought this one hard to beat.
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