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  • What is the Share menu for?

    The share menu includes various facilities for sharing the currently selected image with other MAGIX and third party services. So for example you can select a photo on your page and quickly send it to...

  • How can I replace the photos used in the templates?

    You can replace any of the photos used in the web page templates in the Designs Gallery. It's common to have used the same photo on different layers within your page. For this reason, Web Designer wil...

  • The Frame Gallery is greyed out in Xara Designer

    The Frame Gallery is only available in an Animation document. If you want to create an animation select File followed by New and then Animation to enable the Frame Gallery....

  • What is Auto-downsizing of imported photos

    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 ...

  • Can I import ODP and PPTX files?

    Support for the import of Open Document Presentation (ODP) and Powerpoint (PPTX) files has been included since version MX....

  • Where can I find help on the Red Giant PhotoLooks 2 plugin?

    The PhotoLooks plugin is installed along with the content pack in version 10 of Photo & Graphics Designer and Designer Pro and later (click on the 'Download Content Installer' option in the Help menu ...

  • My rulers are very coarse and pixelated.

    Please view your display properties by right clicking on your desktop and selecting Properties. Select the 'Settings' Tab and click on the 'Advanced' button. Setting the DPI settings to normal (96 DPI...

  • I receive an access violation when attempting to apply a live effect

    An access violaton can occur when attempting to apply a live effect or opening a document which has a live effect applied or has been edited by the Xara Picture Editor. The most likely cause is the pr...

  • How do I edit my website or document on another computer?

    A document created in Xara is saved as a .web or a .xar project file.  If you wish to edit the file on another computer then you must install the Xara program on another computer and load the .web/.xa...

  • Transparency types

    From version 11 onwards, we've introduced some new transparency types and made some adjustments to current ones. Please see the list of them below: Normal (Mix) The colour of the object mixes with the...