23.7.14

New Release: Xara Designer Pro X10

Xara announces a new release of Xara Designer Pro X10, the ultimate all-in-one creative software that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design tasks, that would normally require three or more separate ‘suite’ programs. You can see my review ( from 5. 5. 2014) here: http://e7news.akamonitor.cz/2014/05/xara-web-designer-premium-10-new-version.html
The new release, features Xara’s innovative new publishing technique called Supersites that are an alternative way of publishing print documents and websites. Users can choose to have all web pages presented as a single scrolling list of pages, one below the other (ideal for pages to be viewed in a PDF style format), or arranged horizontally, one beside the other, with swipe actions (on touch devices) to navigate from page to page.  Xara Designer Pro X10 supports Responsive Web Design, a technique to create multiple layout variations of the same website optimized for different devices such as mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. The website responds dynamically to the screen size of the viewer (using CSS media queries), presenting the design most appropriate to their device. Xara SmartShapes are a new and innovative way to draw aesthetically attractive shapes on a document, that require no knowledge of any drawing tools, and furthermore, they remain fully customizable. Bundled with this release is a new Photoshop plug-in called PhotoLooks from Red Giant 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. New shadow and highlight controls provide the user with precise editing control over specific areas of their photo that are in deep shadow or bright light. The automatic panorama stitching has been improved to automatically detect the position of stitched images and it also produces higher quality results. This release also includes a new online content catalog, new templates and widgets, support for the automatic rotation of images from iPhones and other cameras with orientation sensors, a new insert menu, improved web presentations, improved import/export support for .doc and .docx files, RTF files. It operates on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1 and requires a minimum 500MB of RAM and 300MB of hard disc space. For more information see  - http://xara.com/designer-pro