Xara Photo & Graphic Designer is the new name for Xara Xtreme, the drawing and image editing package. To go with the more explanatory title, this version gets a clearer user interface, adopting a fashionable dark grey look. Although some of the icons and buttons still feel a little dated, it’s a great improvement.
We’ve always liked two things about Xara: it’s fast, and it puts most of the controls you need right up front. The one remaining requirement for ease of use was a straightforward way to access the elements in your artwork, since drawings can quickly get too complex to edit just by clicking on items. This was addressed by Xara Xtreme 5’s Object Gallery, which has now developed into the Page & Layer Gallery, listing every object and its attributes in an easily navigable tree. You can now easily select individual objects to edit it independently.continue reading at Expert Reviews