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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

What is Photo & Graphic Designer?

An all purpose photo editing, graphic design tool that is perfect for new users and professional designers alike. Photo & Graphic Designer is quite simply the best value and fastest all-in-one graphics package you'll find. For drawings or photo work, for print or web graphics, it's the perfect choice. The program allows you to do amazing things with photos, includes really intuitive vector graphics tools, and advanced text handling in one seamless environment.

Where can I find information on what is new in the latest version?

Photo & Graphic Designer includes some exciting new photo tools, significant text enhancements and some great new content:

What's new

Release notes

What's the difference between Photo & Graphic Designer and other products within your range?

A comparison of Designer Pro, Photo & Graphic Designer & Web Designer Premium can be viewed here.

How do I upgrade to the latest version?

You can find full details on upgrading to the latest versions on our website here. This includes upgrades from earlier versions of Photo & Graphic Designer including Xtreme, ArtWorks, CorelXARA, Xara XS, Xara X, Xara X1 and Xara Webster.

Where can I find help on download, unlocking and installing Photo & Graphic Designer?

Please view the troubleshooter from here

How do I retrieve my Content Catalog / Local Designs Gallery content?

All the content is automatically added to the Online Content Catalog once you purchase. When you open or import an item from the Content Catalog it is also added to the Local Designs Gallery. If you wish to add all the content of a folder in the Content Catalog to the equivalent folder in the Local Designs Gallery right click on the folder in the Local Designs Gallery and select Download All.

What's included in the content installer?

In versions MX (v8) and earlier, the content installer contained all the content. In V9 and later the Designs Gallery content is automatically downloaded by the Designs Gallery, the content installer only contains additional content such as spell checker dictionaries, some fills and fonts. In version 10 and 11 only the content installer also includes the PhotoLooks plug-in. After unlocking your copy of Photo & Graphic Designer click on the 'download content installer' option in the Help menu.

Do I need to uninstall previous versions of Photo & Graphic Designer prior to installing the latest?

No, Photo & Graphic Designer installs as a completely standalone product, so you do not need to uninstall previous versions of Photo & Graphic Designer before installing the current version.

Is there a 64bit version available?

Yes a 64 bit version was introduced in November 2017.

Are there any demo movies for Photo & Graphic Designer?

There are over 100 movies accessible directly from within the trial and full version (in the Help menu), or you can find them on our website.


Our Resource Index http://www.xara.com/resources/ has a list of all Xara tutorials, which you can browse or search by keyword. Plus there is the Xara Xone which includes recent Xara tutorials plus links to many more from third parties.

What is the Update Service?

The simple explanation is that it’s a way for you to access new features and content as and when we develop them in the year after you purchase. Please see more information here: http://www.xara.com/update-service/

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