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Sep
1

We’ve released a free update to Designer 10 series products, bringing them up to version 10.1.3.35257.

Updating

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

  • Further automatic optimisation for web export.
  • Fit to screen not working correctly on the IPAD - fixed.
  • JPEGS inverted on PDF Import. - fixed.
  • Smart scaling of groups and photos now only in web documents.
  • Retina flag not honoured in print docs. - fixed.
  • Stacking order of repeating objects not retained when adding new pages. - fixed.
  • Other fixes and help updates.




Aug
11

We’ve released a free update to Designer 10 series products, bringing them up to version 10.1.2.35097.


Updating


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

- Insert->Font Awesome Symbol.. added to Web Designer products
- Bitmap incorrectly scaled on svg export - fixed
- PlayLoop:false doesn't work in version 10 - fixed
- Import of swf file fails to generate placeholder - fixed
- Dragging across pages not working - fixed
- App crash when applying left or right perspective mould to a bitmap - fixed
- Color editor crashed after checking 3D color checkbox - fixed
- Other fixes and help updates.





Jul
25

We’ve released a free update to Photo & Graphic Designer 10, bringing them up to version 10.1.1.34966.

 

Updating

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

  • Improved algorithm for selection of colors in the new color enhance photo tool. Existing color enhancements in existing documents will remain unchanged until they are edited (move a color point slightly or adjust the fade or tolerance) at which point the improved selection algorithm is used.
  • Further improved support for PS plug-in effects.
  • Various other bug-fixes and help updates. 




Jul
23

You can find a summary of What’s New on the Xara site as usual, more detailed info in our release notes and there’s Gary Priester’s First Look on the Xara Xone. 

The main new things:

  • New shadow & highlight controls in the photo Enhance tool for fixing areas of your photo in deep shadow or bright light, without altering the brightness of the rest of the photo
  • A brand new Color Select option, also in the Photo Enhance tool, a much faster & more intuitive way of enhancing based on colors
  • 32 bit plug-ins now work with the 64 bit version of Pro
  • The PhotoLooks plug-in from Red Giant will be bundled with all copies of v10
  • A new top level Insert menu for quick & easy addition of various useful things to your document, including some new things like Font Awesome symbols
  • A responsive web design feature. Create variants for different devices, exported as a single HTML file, the best variant for each device is automatically displayed (for those of you interested in the technology, it uses CSS media queries to determine which variant to display). It’s a genuinely WYSIWYG solution that gives you control over how your site will appear on any device – and of course there’s no coding required. You can see an example at http://xaragroup.magix.net/vue2/
  • Supersites. A new way to create eye-catching mini-sites, either single page scrolling sites or with transition effects. The best way to explain this is to point you to a few examples: here's a Supersite with transitions http://xaragroup.magix.net/menu1/, the same design as a scrolling Supersite http://xaragroup.magix.net/menu3 and another Supersite with transitions http://xaragroup.magix.net/islands1 (big photo warning on this one)
  • New & fast flicker free page transition effects for presentations and Supersites
  • 11 new web themes, plus new photo slider and social media widgets
  • Smart Shapes, a new & easy way to create some of the most commonly required drawn shapes
  • An Online Content Catalog for better browsing of themes, widgets, Smart Shapes, graphic templates etc
  • A Scale to Fit option, very handy for presentations (there are some other presentation enhancements too) and in some cases Supersites

 

 





Jul
23

We've just launched Page & Layout Designer 10.  Information on the program features and what's new can be viewed from here.

A list of common questions for Page & Layout Designer 10 can be viewed from here





Jul
16

We have just released Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10. You can find a summary of What’s New on the Xara site as usual, and more info in Gary Priester’s now traditional First Look on the Xara Xone @ http://xaraxone.magix.net/PGD10/ - but the main things are:

• New shadow & highlight controls in the enhance tool for fixing areas of your photo in deep shadow or bright light, without altering the brightness of the rest of the photo
• A brand new Color Select option in the Enhance tool, a much faster & more intuitive way of enhancing based on color
• The PhotoLooks plugin from Red Giant will be bundled with all copies of v10 (a program in its own right!)
• A new top level Insert menu for quick & easy addition of various useful things to your document, including some new things like Font Awesome symbols
• Some of the improvements you might have heard about from WD10 – SmartShapes, online Content Catalog and improvements in import of Word, RTF and PDF (significant improvements in PDF editability).

You can find a summary on our What’s New page @ http://www.xara.com/photo-graphic-designer/whats-new/, detailed info in our Release Notes @http://xaragroup.magix.net/PGD10releasenotes/. As usual there are discounts for owners of all older versions and a short intro offer for v9 owners.

 

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