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We’ve released a free update to Photo & Graphic Designer, bringing it up to version 12.5.0 under our Update Service.

New features are marked as NEW - February 2017 on our What’s New page @

Details have also been added to the Photo & Graphic Designer 365 release notes at


Summary of improvements

Photo Features

•    Now as you drag the handles to adjust an image, a faint copy of the full uncropped image is shown behind. 

Photo Filter presets

•    We've added another 40 filters, making 115 in total. We've also introduced Photo Filter Overlays, which can be applied on top of existing filter pre-sets, such as pattern, texture and transparency Overlays. Filters can now be applied & removed with a handy right click menu option.


•    15 additional arrow SmartShapes,  plus a new handle that makes it easy to change the head and tail design where appropriate.

Other improvements

•    Paste to multiple pages.

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.


14th February 2016: Photo & Graphic Designer has been updated to 12.5.1.  The update includes change to the programs noticeboard mechanism.