Yes, you can export as either a GIF or PNG with a transparent
If you select GIF then check the Transparency icon in the export
dialog (the one that looks like a glass). If you export as PNG then
select the True Color + Alpha color depth ...
ARE IMAGES RESIZED WHEN IMPORTED?
On importing an image we size it to 500 pixels on canvas, so if your
image is larger than that, its dpi will be higher because it has been
scaled down to the 500 pixel screen resolution. This is true when
If you export an image, you could encounter one of the following
problems with the image:
* The edges are blurred.
* A white line appears on the edges.
* The edges are not sharp and appear blurred.
* The image dimensions are not the same as w...
WHAT IS A SMART SHAPE?
SmartShapes are graphical objects that have their own special handles
that can be clicked or dragged on to customize the object. To see and
use the handles on a SmartShape, select the object and go into the
If you want to resize a high-resolution bitmap to be a lower
size/resolution, at the highest possible quality, the recommended way
is simply to resize it on screen to the required dimensions and either
Export or Create Bitmap Copy.
Both Export (Ctrl...
Converting an image from color to greyscale can be achieved in 2
1. Using the contone feature. Just click on white or right click on
black to set the light and dark colours of any bitmap (it's a sort of
short-cut to colouring bitmaps. Usually a ...
The Enhance transparency type introduced in version 6 can be applied
to any object within the program. This means the controls from the
photo tool (brightness, contrast, brightness levels, color saturation,
color temperature) can be applied to any object....
The Clip tool offers similar functions to cropping, with the
exception that the changes it makes to the image are non-destructive,
so the image can be easily returned to its unclipped state at the
touch of a button.
The Clip tool is acces...
PHOTO ENHANCE TOOL
It can be as easy a 1 click to enhance the colour balance of a poorly
The Photo enhance tool is accessible from the photo tool fly out
menu. The tool can automatically raise the colour balance of a poorly
In version 6, editing a photo within a photo document causes the
program to save another file alongside the JPEG, in a folder called
'masters' which is the master .xar file containing all the edits and
the original untouched JPEG image.
When opening ...
There are 3 ways to save a bitmap:
1) Right click on the bitmap in the bitmap gallery and select Save.
This saves the whole bitmap at the same pixel size as the original.
You can select to save in a wide variety of bitmap types. If you
select JPEG i...
Yes. The ability to optimize a photo was introduced in version 5 and
can be accessed by right clicking on an image and selecting the
optimize photo option.
Version 6 has simplified the Photo Optimize dialog and introduced an
Optimize All JPEGs.
Xara allow you to edit both photos and photos inside shapes (bitmap
fills) just by double clicking on the photo or shape.
From version 11 onwards, we've introduced some new transparency types
and made some adjustments to current ones. Please see the list of them
The colour of the object mixes with the colour of underlying objects.
The effect is similar...
Version 6 Photo tool (and later) on the Infobar has a new icon which
will resize the image back to
be 1:1 at 100% zoom. In other words 96dpi - the same resolution as
A Photo Group or a Clipped Photo Group is created in one of three
* Applying a clone to a photo
* Applying a red eye to a photo
* Enhancing a masked area of the image via one of the Mask/ Region
* Apply a Color se...
Most modern digital cameras produce very high resolution images, that
are typically unnecessarily large. These take a lot of memory and can
produce very large files. For example importing a typical 5 MByte
digital camera image will add 5 MBytes to any...
This applies to:
* All versions since Xara Xtreme version 4
The method to create the 3D extruded photos, as shown in the product
manual & release notes, is described on our Talkgraphics forum at:
An increasing number of digital cameras and phone cameras (including
all iPhone and iPads) no longer rotate the image in-camera to ensure
the JPG file appears the correct way up (e.g. when you take a picture
in portrait orientation). Instead they export t...
The Photo Gallery templates accessible from within the Photo
Galleries folder in the design gallery contain a set number of images.
You can replace these images with your own and the easiest method to
do this is to simply drag and drop multiple images ...
CHANGES TO PHOTO HANDLING FROM VERSION 12
The Photo Tool includes a new ability to more easily scale, rotate,
crop and pan clipped images within their frame. This also makes it
much easier to straighten the horizon on images without introducing
gaps in t...
Xara Web Designer provides a photo tool allowing you to complete the
common photo editing tasks directly from in the program.
Click on the Photo Tool from the program tool bar on the left to
access the program editing features.