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Photo Features

Editing, enhancing, altering and optimizing your images

  • How can I edit a Bitmap Fill in Xara?

    Xara allow you to edit both photos and photos inside shapes (bitmap fills) just by double clicking on the photo or shape....

  • Photo Heal Tool

    Photo Heal Tool The Photo Heal Tool was introduced in version 9 and can be used to erase small spots, scratches and blemishes from photos. How do I use the Photo Heal Tool Select the tool and then cho...

  • How do I use the Magnetic Lasso Tool?

    Magnetic Lasso The Freehand & Region Tool  now has a Magnetic Lasso mode which allows you to easily trace around objects in a photo to cut them out. Turn on Magnetic Lasso using the toggle button  on ...

  • Photo Hue Tool

    Photo Hue Tool The Photo Hue tool, introduced in Designer Pro X,PGD MX 2013 & P&LD 9, is part of the Photo Enhance Tool and can be found on the Photo tool infobar. The tool allows a photo (or parts of...

  • How do I flip a photo when using Xara Designer?

    With the Selector tool enabled, click on the bitmap and then select Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically from the Selector Tool infobar. This will only work if you have locked the aspect ratio:...

  • Perspective Correction

    Perspective Correction A simple one-click way to automatically correct common perspective effects was introduced in version 6. View Movie To apply perspective correction to your image, select the phot...

  • What is the Masters folder?

    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...

  • Photo Effects

    Photo Effects Photo & Graphics Designer 9 comes with 11 new photo effect, available from the Live Effects tool . Example 1 Example 2 Where is the Live Effects tool in PGD9 and later? The Live Effects ...

  • Photo Enhance Tool

    It can be as easy a 1 click to enhance the colour balance of a poorly exposed photo. The Photo enhance tool is accessible from the photo tool fly out menu. The tool can automatically raise the colour ...

  • Content-aware photo scaling

    Content-Aware Scaling Content awarenes scaling allow you to stretch photos and the proportions of key aspects of the photo. Two methods of scaling are provided since version 6. After protecting the ar...