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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 has just been launched.


What's new in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11

The v11 Release Notes

Gary Priester's first look

Gary Priester has done his traditional first look which you can find at

Program Trial

A trial version is available for download from 


  • A big step forwards for the Brush Tool, with new Art Brushes and enhanced Scatter Brushes
  • New industry standard blend / transparency modes
  • Lots of new & improved text features including abbreviation expansion
  • Document sync with Dropbox or GDrive
  • Significant PDF and Word import improvements
  • An extension of the Shape Editor Tool (Liquify Tools).

Fyi the Liquify Tools and latest SmartShapes (check out the new spiral) are the first quite simple examples of what can be created with our new plugin technology, for which we intend to publish an API so that third parties can add features, tools and SmartShapes. The API isn’t ready to be released yet, but if you’re a JavaScript developer and this sounds interesting, send us a ticket via to register your interest and we’ll keep you posted.

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We’ve released a free update to Web Designer 11 and Web Designer 11 Premium, bringing them up to version


To update your installation, simply start the program and it will automatically find any available update. Alternatively use the "Update program" facility in the program Help menu. Note you need to have unlocked AND registered your program to receive updates.


Summary of improvements

  • + still remains on style name after updating a text style.
  • Unable to start WD 11 64bit version when a Logitech webcam is installed. Fixed. 
  • Some widgets no longer displayed when sticky is applied. Fixed.
  • HTML validation errors corrected.
  • Navbar popup menu separators now display correctly.
  • Other bug-fixes, help updates and small improvements.


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