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Photo Features

Editing, enhancing, altering and optimizing your images

  • Photo Clone tool

    Clone Tool Version 6 provided a easy way to 'erase' regions of photos by copying (cloning) parts of a photo from one place to another, even from one photo to another. Version 7 introduced a Magic Eras...

  • Photo Clip tool

    Clip Tool 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 ...

  • Opacity Masks

    The Opacity Mask system takes any object, or group of objects, and uses the color (usually black to white shading) of these objects to define which parts of any other object are transparent or opaque....

  • How do I convert my bitmap from color to greyscale?

    Converting an image from color to greyscale can be achieved in 2 ways: 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...

  • How do I apply a border to my image?

    Simply import your bitmap into Xara, then at the top, apply a line width and your image. From there, you can apply a color from the bottom color bar by right-clicking a color > Apply line color....

  • How do I remove a background from a photo in Xara Xtreme?

    Depending on the background you want to eliminate, there may be things you can do in Xara. Use the Background Erase tool. Use the Color Select/Erase tool.   Additional information Take a look at the t...

  • Region & Mask Tool

    Mask and Region Tools The Mask and Region Tools can be used to protect or select part of a photo or a design. The tools are accessible from the Mask/Region tool flyout bar and allow you to create shap...

  • Color Erase / Selection

    Note:  The tool is no longer shown by default on the Photo Tool Infobar and has been replaced with the 'Select colors to enhance' tool. Information on adding the tool back onto a infobar can be viewed...

  • Photo optimization within Xara

    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 pixe...

  • Background Erase

    Background Erase Background Erase, introduced in v9, provides a really quick, easy and effective way of cutting complex objects out of photos, so you can place them on alternative backgrounds. Can I v...