Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9

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Your photos – Your designs – Your creativity
Photo & Image Editing
With Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 you can optimize your images and add your own special touch.
Perfect your photos using the retouch feature or design creative photo collages. Make your images stand out from the crowd with custom graphics and personalized logos.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 combines the best of photo and graphic design in one interface.
Improve images using image optimization
Perfect your images
Adjust brightness & contrast
Gradation curves, including white, gray, and black balance
Color temperature & saturation
Select new picture section
Straighten uneven horizons
Re-sharpen photos
Retouch photos
NEW! The new Photo Heal tool enables the quick and easy removal 
of unwanted elements from your photos.
Correct imperfect shots and remove the red-eye effect.
Creative freedom
Do you often see more in photos than other people? Why not show your talent using your own digital creations?!
Select individual image elements and reposition them freely. Use the photo filter for cool special effects and customize your content with your own graphics.
With this range of tools there's no limit to the creative possibilities!
Easily exchange files between
MAGIX programs
Perfectly connected: All of the products in the new MX series enable data to be uploaded to social networks and cloud services, exchanged easily from one program to another and transferred to mobile devices.
The market leader
Choose the best-selling software for photos, graphics, and design*.
*Xara Photo & Graphic Designer sold more products in the "multimedia software" segment than any publisher in the photo, graphics, and design area. Source: GFK Weekly TrendSetter Software Germany, 12-month study period (updated June 2013).
Unlimited Multimedia Enjoyment
MX stands for Media-X-change – the fast exchange of media with other MAGIX programs, online services, and mobile devices.
Post your photos online to share them with friends and family or transfer project media to other MAGIX programs for detailed editing.
You can find all of the great MX features in the program menu under "Share" or by right-clicking the mouse over the media you've just created and in other program functions. Each program can also be set up with customized connections by adjusting the settings in the file menu.
Design detailed images, titles
and graphics for disc menus
Create disc menus, titles, graphics and images and use them for the movies you create with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro. It's also totally easy to add your own personal touch to already existing interactive disc menus (background image, graphics, buttons, fonts etc…).
A very special feature: Projects from Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (.xar files) can be opened with a double-click on the object in your arrangement. They can then be edited directly without having to change programs and create extra copies of your files.
Create web graphics
Graphics and photos have to be prepared differently for various applications. With Xara Photo & Graphic Designer you can optimize your graphics and images for the Internet and transfer them directly to Xara Web Designer to be added to your website.
Enjoy the advantages of the unique, interconnected workflow that lets you achieve amazing results faster and easier.
Share your photos and images with others:
The MAGIX Online Album
Give your creations a home with the MAGIX Online Album Premium that lets you upload and present your photos and videos in a very special way. You can store all of your projects safely in one central location.
Even when you don't have access to your PC you'll always have access to your photos in the MAGIX Online Album Premium. No matter where you are or what time it is you can always access your Online Album from any computer with an Internet connection or from mobile devices with the MAGIX Online Album App for iOS and Android.
Perfect Pictures for a Perfect Slideshow
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is great for creating special accents for the slideshows you create with MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD. It's perfect for giving opening credits, text and disc menus an artistic flair or for creating logos and other graphics.
You'll have all the high-performance photo and graphics tools you need to make your pictures look their best!
Supported operating systems
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
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
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)
The video tutorials, the program's internal online services and the online update require an Internet connection.
Graphics tablets: Windows 7 and higher required to use graphics tablets
Supported file formats
Supported import formats
Image formats
Image: Bitmap import formats, Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)
Halo CUT 256 color (*.cut)
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image format (*.dcm)
DCX (*.dcx)
Fax (*.fax) – image format that was received from a fax or created with fax software
Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
Microsoft Windows Icon 16 color (*.ico)
JPEG (*.jpg)
JPEG2000 (*.jp2, *.j2c, *.j2k, *.jpx, *.jpf)
MAGIX Bitmap (*.mxb)
UNIX monochrome (*.pbm)
PhotoCD (*.pcd)
PICT (*.pct)
PCX Paintbrush (*.pcx)
PDF Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
UNIX grayscale (*.pgm)
PNG (*.png)
UNIX multicolor up to 24 bit (*.ppm)
Photoshop (*.psd)
Sun Raster (*.ras)
Silicon Graphics Image (.sgi)
TrueVision TARGA (*.tga)
TIFF (*.tif) (RGB, RGBA with alpha-channel transparency)
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 supports Fax TIFF files (black and white images). Multi-page faxes will be imported in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 as multiple pages; Mac or PC byte order TIFF files; TIFF files with layers and transparency (if saved from Photoshop, the same blend modes apply as for PSD files); JPEG in TIFF (transparency is not possible in this case).
X Windows 2 color (*.xbm)
X Windows 256 color (*.xpm)
Wireless Bitmap Image (.wbmp). Black and white bitmap (1-bit) for mobile devices.
RAW camera format (*.raw) List of supported camera models
Illustrator EPS (*.ai)
Illustrator EPS (*.eps)
CorelDraw 3 & 4 EPS (*.eps)
Freehand 3.0 EPS (*.eps)
Photoshop EPS (*eps) (for importing files from Photoshop into Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 use PSD files instead of EPS files for best results).
Other import formats
Xara Studio (*.art)
Xara Webster files (*.web)
Acorn Draw (*.aff)
CorelDraw (3, 4 & 5) (*.cdr)
CorelDraw Template (*.cdt)
Corel CMX 5 & 6 (*.cmx)
Acorn Draw (*.drw)
Graphics on HTML pages (*.htm)
Windows Metafile 16-bit (*.wmf)
Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf / *.wmf)
Text (*.rtf)
Format for internal use by Xara (*.wix)
Import formats for color palettes
CorelDRAW Palette (*.cpl)
CorelDRAW Palette (*.pal)
Microsoft Palette (*.pal)
PaintShop Pro palette (*.pal)
Adobe Color Tables (*.act)
Adobe Color-Swatch Standard Color Fields (*.aco)
Supported export formats
Image formats
Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)
DCX (*.dcx)
.GIF CompuServe GIF
Animated GIF files (*.gif)
JPEG + JPEG2000 (*.jpg)
PDF Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
Photoshop (*.psd)
UNIX monochrome (*.pbm)
PhotoCD (*.PCD)
PICT (*.pct)
PNG (*.png)
Sun Raster (*.ras)
TrueVision TARGA (*.tga)
TIFF (*.tif) (RGB)
EPS export formats
Illustrator EPS (*.ai)
Illustrator EPS (*.eps)
Xara Xtreme EPS (*.eps)
Other export formats
AVI animation (.avi) – animation documents
CorelXARA (*.xar)
Xara Webster files (*.web)
Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf / *.wmf)
Corel CMX 5 & 6 (*.cmx)
Image map (*.htm)
Flash (.swf) animated Flash files or single frames
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Scalable Internet Vector Graphic (*.svg)
Format for internal use by Xara (*.wix)
Supported devices
Program operation: Microsoft compatible mouse or graphics tablet/drawing pen
Touchscreen operation: Microsoft Windows 7 compatible touchscreen or tablet PC

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Concepts: Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Graphics file formats, Microsoft, Graphics Interchange Format, Windows NT


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