Xara announces the release of the latest new version of their creative design and photo editing software, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer v10 - an easy-to-use program that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design and photo editing tasks.
New shadow and highlight tools provide the user with precise editing control over specific areas of their photo that are in deep shadow or bright light. Bundled with this release is a new Photoshop plug-in called PhotoLooks from Red Giant (previously sold by Red Giant for $199) for users wishing to intensify the mood of their photo via various color and lighting effects or adding a popular film look from soft lighting to Hollywood drama. The plug-in includes over 100 pre-sets inspired by real commercial projects, from wedding vignettes to popular cinematic looks.
A new way to ‘enhance by color’provides a way to selectively enhance or process areas in an image based on its color. So for example, users can just click on the sky, and all similar blue areas are now active, and further adjustment of any photo enhance control (e.g. brightness levels, saturation, blur/sharpen, tinting, re-coloringetc) will now apply to all those blue areas.
The automatic panorama stitching has been improved to automatically detect the position of stitched images and it also produces higher quality results.
XaraPhoto & Graphic Designer 10 is available for £69.99 including VAT. Upgrades from V9 to V10 cost £25. For more information and to get a free trial version, take a look at the Xara website.