Budget Photo & Graphic Design Software From Xara

PCWorld: Budget Photo & Graphic Design Software From Xara

The Xara software is ideal for small businesses looking for help designing graphics-based documents. It comes with ready-made templates that simplify the process and produce good results.

“Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 ($90, seven-day trial) is a graphic design alternative to Photoshop that specializes in doing one thing really well: desktop publishing. Simply by clicking the Designs Gallery icon, you gain access to dozens of templates for things like newsletters, Web sites, photo albums, CD covers, and so on. Anyone with a small business will drool over the stuff that Xara Photo & Graphic Designer includes.

After importing a template or design, it’s really intuitive to move things around, change the text, change the color, and so on. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer’s icons are bright and clear, and all have tooltips; color swatches reside along the bottom. One nice feature is the Fill Tool. After clicking on the tool and a region, simply select one color after another to change that region’s color over and over again. How handy is that?”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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