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Xara Designer Pro

All in one package to enhance graphic designs.
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Xara Designer Pro is a graphic design tool that provides multiple web design tools such as WYSIWYG, illustration and photo editing tool in a single package. This software has an easy interface with simple drag and drop options and also has zooming capability upto 25,000%. In addition, it has direct action tool which allows you to create designs in minimum time. It allows unlimited undo and redo using which you can experiment huge number of designs without hassle. This software provides live effects and photo manipulation feature that allows you to manipulate solid live objects and create an realistic design. It has a magic erase tool which is used to erase unwanted objects in a photos.

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Xara Designer Pro Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Freelancers Medium Business Small Business
API NA Location / Phone Number Hempstead, United Kingdom
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Installed - Windows Category Graphic Design Software

Xara Designer Pro Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , One-time license
How much does Xara Designer Pro cost ?
The pricing for Xara Designer Pro starts at $5.95 per user per month. Xara Designer Pro has 3 different plans such as - Cloud Premium at $5.95 per user per month, Cloud Team at $12.95 per user per month and Xara Designer Pro X Desktop at $299.0. Xara Designer Pro also offers a Free Plan with limited features.
Cloud Starter
Free

Rich content creation for everyone

  • Over 500,000 professionally designed templates and components
  • Access to millions of high-quality stock photos
  • One click replacement of any image
  • Collaborate with a colleague
  • Share your content with the world
  • Connect to your cloud storage
  • Upload your own images
  • Ready-made color and text schemes
Cloud Premium
$5.95 /User/Month

Billed annually per user

For individuals that need stunning content in less time

  • Everything in STARTER plus:
  • Up to three 3rd party integrations
  • Automatic document resizing
  • Import of Word / PPT / PDF (beta)
  • Smart components with drag and drop editing
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Unlimited sharing
  • Rich photo color editing
  • Custom photo filters
  • Email support
Cloud Team
$12.95 /User/Month

$12.95/month Billed annually per user

  • Create and collaborate with your team
  • Everything in PREMIUM plus:
  • Unlimited 3rd party integrations
  • Unlimited commenting and collaboration with colleagues
  • Workspaces for collaboration and brand control
  • Create and save templates to be used by the team
  • Branding components for your business
  • Team functionalities
  • Upload your own fonts for your brand
  • Set your color palettes
  • Team admin and management controls
  • Priority support
  • Smart layouts and components
  • Unlimited import of MS Office and Google Docs

Xara Designer Pro X Desktop
$299 Others

$299 for a new purchase. Upgrade option starts from $129. Free trial available

Desktop version for a one-time purchase license

  • 3,000 design elements
  • Over 1 million archive photos and illustrations
  • Over 390 photo filters and effects
  • Over 240 website templates
  • Over 200 print layouts for business cards, flyers, etc.
  • 2 GB web storage and domain
  • Over 70 social media elements
  • 230 Designs for presentations

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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 18/05/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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Xara Designer Pro Reviews

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4.3
Based on 11 Rating(s)
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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 25 April 2019)
"Excellent and Affordable Vector and Designing Program"

What do you like best?

I used Xara at my workplace and was surprised at how good it is compared to Illustrator. You can do so much with it. It is a powerful program that is quick to get started in. I love the price for Xara compared to Illustrator as well. There are tons of informative Xara videos and tutorials to get started quickly.

What do you dislike?

There are a few limitations that in what you can be done compared to illustrator or that can be done quicker.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cheap Alternative to Adobe with many of the same Bells and Whistles. Easy to get started with great support and tutorials.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a much cheaper program. Super easy to use. I let my students use it since it is much easier to learn. They can easily use it and get started on their projects with the many useful tutorials.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 11 August 2018)
"Xara is one of the most powerful graphical tools out there!"

What do you like best?

What I like the best about using Xara, is it's fast image tracing, with perfect results, it's one powerful tool, with many functions, such as shadow tool, automatically back-ups, transparency tool and more! Very user-friendly feel more professional than other software I've demoed in the past.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike the most about Xara, is I cannot use it directly on my macbook pro, which is a shame, since this is the perfect software out there and I cannot use it portable on the go. I hope to see it support MacOS in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say try it out first, before you buy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improvents and learning abillty of my graphical designs

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 06 August 2018)
"Xara Review"

What do you like best?

Much more user friendly than other design applications. Much more professional and especially about the cost.

What do you dislike?

Not as compatible with Macs and specific apple design products such as iphoto etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly use this product for marketing and for personal use

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 06 August 2018)
"Review of Xara Designer Pro"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use, The layout and the effects were very convenient and user friendly, along with some of the cool proprietary stuff they had that I was able to do such as animation

What do you dislike?

There was not much not too like. I think there were a lot of features that made it somewhat overwhelming, but other than that, great tool!!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Continue to use all of their robust features. Other products in the market place seemed a bit inferior and not as capable of developing visual images like Xara.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to design different kinds of product images for our segmented product line as well as developing material for other new product initiatives.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 July 2018)
"The best software to create impressive graphics"

What do you like best?

Xara Designer Pro is a software that I like because it has a great graphics package, it also has a lot of marketing materials that help me in my business.

This software may have a very simple interface but it is very easy to use, I really like that. It is also a super fast software and I love that.

Xara Designer Pro puts you at your fingertips very beautiful templates and with very creative designs.

I'm really struck by the variety of tools that this software has as well as the graphics options it has. I love the colors, the zoom and the pixels.

The support and help team are very good.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing that I do not like of Xara Designer Pro but there's something that disconform me from this software and it is the widget, this has problems in both the mobile and the PC that is very annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mainly I recommend that you first download the trial version and after this start watching the videos that this software offers so you can have more knowledge about the operation and use of Xara Designer Pro.

When you have any problems with this software, you can consult the support team without problems. In the same way there is the online community which you can visit.

I also recommend that before you start a project in Xara Designer Pro you should be clear about what you are going to do and then proceed with the project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have noticed that the websites of the company where I work have a better image as well as the advertisements published on the different websites and social networks. It can be noticed that the marketing and sales potential of the company has improved a lot. I find it very interesting to create the graphics to show my colleagues the evolution of the company.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 18 June 2018)
"Make the best graphics of all."

What do you like best?

The most that I love about Xara Designer Pro is the graphics package and all types of marketing materials. Its interface is very simple and therefore very easy to use, that is a feature that I really like about the software. The templates that it offers are incredible. I really admire that this app is very fast. It is support and help are very good. I am also very impressed with the great variety of tools and graphics options that it has. The zoom, colors and pixels are perfect.

What do you dislike?

There is not something that I dislike about Xara Designer Pro, but there is something that bothers me and it is that it has problems with widgets that work both on the PC and on the mobile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you upload the trial version and watch the videos that this software offers so you can have more knowledge about its operation. If you have any problems do not hesitate to consult the support team. Another thing that I recommend to those who are interested in this software is that you need to have very clear about what you are going to do through Xara before that you start your projects. Do not forget to visit the online community.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The websites of the company where I work has improved a lot as well as the ads that I can put on different websites. It has also greatly improved the marketing and sales of the company. We can make graphics to show the sales potential of our products.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 12 December 2017)
Flexible, Powerful and affordable

What do you like best?

Vector-based graphic design and tool. Large array of drawing/graphic tools available with a good vendor eco-system for plug-ins and additional options. Great on-line community with tutorials, help and user support.

Makes working with graphics and designing diagrams easy and fast.

The zooming capabilities for pixel-perfect graphics is just great. The multi-layering tools and colour management is great also.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about Xara, which is why I use it after evaluating a whole bunch of graphics programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out and learn how vector-based systems work. Explore the on-line community for examples, tips and tricks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Graphic design for software, marketing and sales. General graphics processing and image conversion. We make a lot of our imagery for our product documentation with Xara, and it makes it easy to create re-usable objects that are great for conceptual diagrams and technical overviews.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 24 October 2017)
Excellent all around Graphic Design and Website Development Software

What do you like best?

Xara Designer Pro offers an excellent graphics package that provides; graphic design, illustrations, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, used as print or PDF), and simple website design. Once you learn the concepts the program gives you a lot of flexibility and is fairly easy to use. The design gallery templates provide a great starting place for many design projects. The program is fast! I have a small 2-n-1 laptop-tablet I use for one on one meetings. The laptop is not very powerful but Xara runs just fine. Learning, support and help via the available help, videos and user forum are very good.

What do you dislike?

On websites, there are some issues with embedded widgets working on both desktop and mobile variants. Would like to see that improved. Direct support from Xara could be better. I usually get support from a user forum. I would very much like Xara to add a good table tool similar to MS Word. I usually build tables in Word and bring them into Xara.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the 30-day trial. Watch the instruction videos on the Xara website. If you have questions go to Talkgraphics.com forum. The advice you get there is usually good and pretty quick. As a website development tool, you can do very nice looking sites but it is not the right tool for complex sites with database backends, cms systems, etc. Make sure you define your project to determine what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a small business internet marketing consultant, I use XDP to build websites, google static display ads, google animated display ads, social media banners, company flyers, company logos, etc. I can build a small business website, a logo and a set of google display ads in a day or two. My target is small businesses so I can make a fair profit and still offer my services for much less than other providers using more "advanced, complex" tools

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 06 April 2016)
I use Xara everyday. I have been using Xara Xtreme (now called Designer Pro) for 5 years.

What do you like best?

1. It's fast and it can do image tracing easily.

2, It can automatically back-up.

3. Feather transparency tool, which create fast multy color gradient and shading,

4. Shape cutting or merging can be done in short-cuts, can cut whole group of objects or image.

5. Fast and cool shadow tool.

6. Compatible with Adobe Illustrator. I can copy-paste simple objects between them.

What do you dislike?

1. It doesn't have smart guides like Adobe Illustrator.

2. Effects are lagging.

3. No continuous duplicating like Adobe Illustrator.

4. "Convert line to shape" tool is not as good as "Out-line stroke" in Adobe Illustrator.

5. Cannot select similar objects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can use it as a supporter for drawing simple objects then copy-paste to Adobe Illustrator. If you like to draw with it, just use the feather transparency tool and it'll get you to the new level.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Illustration and design. Xara Xtreme can get me to draw a vector image in less than 10 seconds, saving my time and get my job done.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 21 March 2016)
Fastest vector editor?

What do you like best?

Xara Designer is a vector based editor. It's not good just for web graphics, buttons, frames etc. but it's absolutely gorgeous for illustrations too. I use it for for cartooning, comics or T-shirt designs for example. It's supersimple to use and really fast to rendering big and complex scenes.

Best benefits

+ cost

+ fast editing

+ multi core and x64 support

+ tablet (pressure) support

What do you dislike?

Well, not much. I think the biggest problem is an absence to switch between RGB and CMYK colours. Xara supports CMYK but can't simple switch between them. Your options are 1) manually change colors one by one for the CMYK ones and it's very long time process - or 2) simulate print colours from submenu. But there is no colours profile to choose so this could be very limited for printing...

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want all-purpose and fast vector editor, there is no better way. Try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Xara for illustrations, game graphics (HTML5, IOS,Android) or all designs. I would not change this piece of diamant software for another one.

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