Xara - the $89 Photoshop killer?

Started Nov 15, 2011 | Discussions thread
Pentax_Prime Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
Re: Xara - the $89 Photoshop killer?

This software is almost as far behind Photoshop/Lightroom as GIMP is. I'm not sure why you wouldn't pay a few more dollars for the real thing.

gastan wrote:

I received an e-mail from Magix software this morning that I thought was worth sharing. They are giving away the latest version of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (ver 5) for free until Nov. 24. (I don't have any affiliation with Magix other than being on their mailing list because I have purchased their software before)

In a review PC World magazine calls it the "$89 Photoshop-Killer". Well I doubt that, but for people that can't afford Adobe but don't feel comfortable using pirated software, it might come close enough. I don't know because I haven't used it yet ... I'm downloading it now.

While admiting that Adobe users might flounder a bit at first with what seems to be a somewhat counter-intuitive user interface, the review claims that, "Directly comparing Photo & Graphic Designer's photo editing tools with Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard, leaves Adobe in a cloud of dust wondering what hit them," and "For a pro, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer does everything Photoshop can do, often with many fewer steps involved." The reviewer claimed that taking the time to learn the program was worth a couple of anti-acids.

PC World review here:


Magix webpage with download link here:


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