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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 2014..

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Short Review..

Editing photos is a fun, satisfying activity, but sometimes you want to do more with your photos than just adjust colour and lighting. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 by Magix is a full-featured photo editing program that has the added benefit of powerful graphic design tools. Once you get your photos looking the way you want them to, you can take it a step further with this software and add text or shapes, or even use your photos to create calendars and web graphics.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 is packed full with powerful design and editing tools, giving you plenty of options. Unfortunately, it takes a while to become accustomed to where tools are located and how to best use them. While Magix provides tutorials and videos to show you how to use the program, this software does take more patience to learn than other ranked photo editing software.

Once you figure out where the image editing tools are located, the fun can begin. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 has all the standard editing tools you will need to crop, rotate, resize and remove red eye. It also lets you replace colors with ease. You can also adjust the color saturation, brightness and contrast.

This software has intuitive background removal, making it simple to remove unwanted photo-bombers, wires, signs or other objects. While this program can remove almost anything from a photo, it will take some practice to get perfect results. This is not uncommon for any photo editing software, so be patient as you learn and develop your photo editing skills.

With more than 60 creative filters to apply to your photos, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 gives you free rein over your photos. Some of our favourite filters are the Orton effect and TiltShift. Orton effect gives your photos a glowing blur, much like a fashion magazine look. This filter is perfect for quick overall touch-up edits. The TiltShift filter utilizes blurring to pull focus so your landscapes look like a miniature model, much like a model train set. This is a fun filter to experiment with, especially when you want to give new perspective to everyday landscape photos.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 has a collection of more than 360 font styles to choose from as well as in-program access to more than 600 Google Fonts. This expands the available font library to more than 1,000 fonts. Manually searching through a thousand fonts would be next to impossible, but Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 includes the Font Finder app, an excellent feature that helps you swim through the vast ocean of fonts quickly so you can find the perfect lettering for your project. Adding text to your photos is a breeze with the text tools, and you can manipulate them as well.

Supported operating systems

Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit)

Minimum system requirements
All MAGIX programs are developed with user-friendliness in mind so that all the basic functions 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
Hard disk memory: 300 MB free disk space for program installation
Graphics card: Onboard graphics card with a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 600
Optical drive: CD/DVD drive (only for installation of the box version)

Note: The video tutorials, the program’s internal online services and the online update require an Internet connection.

Supported devices

Program operation: Microsoft®-compatible mouse or graphics tablet/drawing pen
Touchscreen operation: Microsoft® Windows® 7-compatible touchscreen or tablet PC
USB interface: For data transfer from digital cameras and scanners as well as for output to color printers, digital picture frames and portable devices

Summary:

While this software has a steeper learning curve than other photo editing software, you won’t be disappointed with the results after you have become familiar with the tools and methods. The additional fonts, creative filters and 64-bit processing help make Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 a good photo editing software program for photographers and designers looking to take their photos to new heights

KeithM..

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