Unlike other tools on our list, this application is a vector graphics software, but it also works with raster graphics.
According to the developer, the application offers fast and non-destructive editing that doesn’t use too much of your resources.
The tool offers photo-enhancing features, and you can easily change brightness, contrast, saturation and other options. There’s also flexible cropping, red eye removal, brightness level controls, etc.
Although this application offers great raster graphics editing, it also supports vectors graphics.
Using this tool and its Bitmap tracer feature you can easily convert raster graphics into vector shapes. Just like any other vector software, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer supports basic shapes such as rectangles and circles.
There’s support for text, and you can add text to your documents, resize it, or even add it to a path. The text supports transparency, fills and other non-destructive effects.
Regarding the available fonts, this application offers more than 600 Google Fonts. There are also more than 1500 material design icons and symbols available.
We also have to mention that this application has 3D extrude tool that allows you to easily create 3D version of any shape.
The tool also supports blends and you can create them from one shape to another. This feature uses drag and drop technique, and it’s quite simple to use.
Using this feature you can create highlights, patterns and all sorts of other effects. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer also supports gradient vector transparency and vector feathering.
The application uses high-performance vector rendering engine, thus delivering maximum performance to the users.
The application has Direction Action Tools that allow you to add transparency, shadow, gradient and other effects by using drag and drop method.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer also supports unlimited undo and redo, so you can easily fix any mistakes. If you’re working on detailed documents, you’ll be pleased to know that this tool supports up to 25000% zoom.
The tool is fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop PSD files, so you can import and export them easily.
We have to mention that imported and exported files have layer support, so you can continue editing where you left off. The tool also supports GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and RAW format.
Regarding vector formats, there’s support for PDF, AI/EPS, SVG, and EMF/WMF.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is a great vector graphics software, and it offers wide array of features for both basic and professional users.
In addition to vector graphics, this tool fully supports raster graphics, which is also a major plus. The tool is available for free trial, but if you want to continue using it, you need to purchase a license.
This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport
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