Designer Pro X reviews
door Xara4.5 / 5 10 beoordelingen
Beoordeeld op 27-5-2019
Gets users away from the "same look" of built-in "out of the box" online web design
Opmerkingen: Easy to use, and yes, OK, sometimes a bit quirky in terms send-to-back and bring-to-front, but gives a very good result. Great price and does what I want it to do. Very convenient that as you build your main internet website, it builds tablet and mobile versions alongside.
Pluspunten: For those who want relatively easy-to use WYSIWYG webs-design software to get away from the relative "same look" of the instant, on-line web site space providers, this could be the programme for you. While it has a multitude of templates for purchase that are fully customisable, you do have ultimate control through the fact that you have the software installed locally on your machine, which is one of the biggest advantages. One of its other big advantages is that it is easy to get to know how to use - you just need a little experience with placeholders to get things right. That having been said, it is very easy to start a website from scratch out of the box. The software allows you to make a PC, tablet and mobile-optimised website side-by-side as you work, which is a very useful function. Adding third party elements such as html code to run widgets etc is very easy, and you can inspect things as you go along. here is the ability to view the single web page or the entire website you are working on (internally via the software or via the browsers [driven by Xara] that you have installed on your PC). The software always opens "where you left off" and the in-built tab system lets you load any multiple sites you may be working on (very useful if you are working on a main site and its sub-domains). And if you are a bit beyond out of the box website design, the software allows you to take things more into your own hands
Minpunten: You do have to have access to the PC you installed the software on as well as your files for design elements you add such as images and text (this is not a collaborative piece of CMS software), although with know-how you can possibly make a portable version of the software. You need to keep an eye on where you locate your files, especially if you make a large website, so that you have access to any elements you may wish to change - the software doesn't remind you where you keep the elements you use, so if you use, for example, a photograph from a memory stick, you must remember to ensure that photograph is also stored locally on the PC in case you need to make changes. Sometimes design elements can be hidden at the back of the page and you miss that they are there, or frustratingly you place an element on the page and you can't find it.
Beoordeeld op 6-3-2018
A well rounded, professional all-in-one software for design, photo editing, DTP, websites and more.
Opmerkingen: Xara Web Designer Pro 365 has an enormous number of features. It will give you an integrated solution for almost all of your design, layout, DTP, Illustration and web design needs. The learning path is worth diving in. It is a stable, professional product that belongs in the top ten tools of my design toolbox. It carries a modest price and has a rather confusing update service. If you are in a small or medium business as a freelancer, UX/UI/web designer, a publisher or a photographer just to name a few, I suggest that you give Xara Designer Pro 365 a try. Definitely recommended.
Xara Designer Pro365 (version 15.0 tested) is an absolutely robust and well-integrated software package for design, photo manipulation, Illustration, layout, DTP and web design tasks. It is Windows Vista/7/8/10 compatible. Very fast and stable. A capable alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
You can professionally create different graphic design elements for the professional looking logos, a web responsive mock websites and much more. It has a sophisticated photo edit and manipulation tool. It is an easy-to-use once you learn the basics. The following features I like:
1. Help, tutorial, and support sections.
2. Over a million different archive photos and illustrations.
3. Hundreds of templates, filters, effects, layouts, and elements of all kinds.
4. Regular updates and upgrades.
5. Unlimited Undo/Redo function.
6. PDF manipulation and export functions.
7. 3-D objects Manipulation.
8. Many creative effects.
9. Adobe plugins integration.
10. Up to 25,601% zoom for very detailed work.
11. Intelligent scaling.
12. Color separation.
13. Many data formats including Raw formats.
14. Interactive presentations.
Minpunten: I would like to see a phone instead of an email only support and some people may desire Xara Designer ProX365 localization in languages other than English and German. Also, Xara Designer ProX365 comes with their version of the subscription program called the Update Service. That's why there is the number 365 in the name. It is free for the first 12 months from the date you buy the software, and it keeps your software up-to-date for one year with new updates and improvements. After the initial 365 days of updates expire, you have to pay for renewal at a discounted price. If you decide not to pay for your renewal, you can continue to use your software plus all the updates they granted you for the first 12 months. But If you for some reason, reinstall the software even on the same computer and do not pay for another 12 months of renewal, you will lose all of your updates accumulated in the first 12 months. Then, the software reverts to its original, basic form just as it was when you bought it 12 months ago. So, since it is just a preview of the next year update, Xara cannot grant you a continuous use of those new features unless you pay for the next 12 months. I suggest further reading of their fine print, terms, and conditions.
Beoordeeld op 29-8-2018
Top Notch Multi-tasking Designing for the Average User
Xara Designer Pro X is actually now my first go to application on a daily basis.
Mainly because it runs pretty smoothly on my desktop computer and laptop as well. I do a lot of presentations and print design where photo editing is now necessary. I could do these chores with Illustrator and Photoshop running side by side, and I still do when the job requires the need of all the tools and options of these two, but the use of RAM starts to lag the computers in a matter of hours when many layers and vector points start to sum up, but for not complex designs Xara Designer has it all.
Ever tried to edit a PDF file in Photoshop and Illustrator from another source that is not yours? Well, Xara Designer makes editing PDF files is a breeze and it respects the original formatting and design.
Vector editing, photo editing and enhancing, web design, layout and print design, presentations are also available all in one package. Did I mention vector editing? Yup! Now lets add some cloud editing option on the last release!
Memory (RAM) consumption is quite low compared to Illustrator or Photoshop, which makes it a great option for basic computers.
Coming from other graphics software Xara Designer could mean a new learning challenge, but the curve is not that steep. The interface is quite simple to understand after a few runs but the color picker and the layers palette could mean the dedication of minutes of playing around to fully understand how to get things running to usual designing times.
Transparency options are also limited as compared to Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Masking could also be cumbersome and understanding how they work needs some trial and error hence they work together with the layers palette (under masks options).
Beoordeeld op 13-9-2018
3 Tools in one...
Opmerkingen: Overall, Xara has been a good value for our team. It is a little Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign wrapped up into one package. The file sizes are generally small and the programs run light and fast. I have been able to train our team on this relatively quickly.
Pluspunten: I love the flexibility of this program. It has a lot of capability and is still and light program that does not bog down your system.
Minpunten: It can be buggy at times and customer support is overseas so it takes a long time for them to hit you back. I wish this was available on MAC. They have a new software that is cloud based but it is not up to par yet.
Beoordeeld op 27-3-2019
Xara is a all in one powerhouse
Opmerkingen: One of my go to pieces of software for web design. Some of my most attractive sites were made with the help of Xara. I love the fact that i can stay in one piece of software for all graphics tasks. This is one powerful software package. Highly recommended.
Pluspunten: Its a photo editor, page layout and web design software under one GUI. Fantastic photo editing features, cool templates and very large library of assets and effects. Very powerful and responsive web design software. Extremely dependable.
Minpunten: Lacking core programming features. No easy way to create custom forms. Must buy templates for forms. Requires a mildly expensive yearly upgrade fee for new versions.
Beoordeeld op 23-10-2018
Xara Designer Pro X provides a GREAT alternative to Adobe Creative Cloud
Opmerkingen: I loved the old adobe Fireworks program and Designer Pro is the best replacement I have found. Seems to do everything Fireworks did and then some!
Pluspunten: Love the fact that you can edit / create bitmap and vector graphics from the same app. Provide a wide range of tools for the novice and pro user alike. Great alternative to Adobe's $600 per year solution.
Minpunten: Designer Pro does have a little bit of a learning curve. Not everything is as instinctive as you might think. But once you begin to understand how things work it seems to fall into place.
Beoordeeld op 18-3-2019
Best photo designer software ever - DESIGNER PRO X
Opmerkingen: I used this software as one of my friends suggested it for my photo editing for my social profiles it's easy, much effective product for the work for beginners and mediocres but I don't prefer it for professionals as it only comes close to Adobe but considering the money factor it's the professionals choice and I leave that choice to them, but for me it was the perfect one
The main advantages are:
1. It's got a 1 year free trail with all the updates that comes during that period.
2. It's easy to use for a non designer
3. Tutorials helps a lot
4. Plenty of functions to do photo editing
5. Works on low end systems
6. It's better than Adobe considering 1 year free trial to use
The disadvantages are:
1. It's not great for people who does not know anything about designing or photo editing
2. Even though tutorial is there it doesn't make you know everything about the software
3. On low end PC's it might become working slow depending on prolonged usage
4. Not available on Mac
Beoordeeld op 6-7-2018
Opmerkingen: This can help you scale images, enhance and clean-up backgrounds like a pro!
Pluspunten: So, I simply use this product for Photo editing, but it can do so much more. I think this product stand closely next to Adobe Illustrator & Corel, but...easier to learn and understand because the platform layout is not complicated and cluttered.
Minpunten: They do have a free trial...however I think it is worth the money. If you are a Designer or Photographer, then get this.
Beoordeeld op 30-4-2018
Great Software for Designers and even Non Designers
Pluspunten: I loved that this is a flat rate program. So many programs are switching to subscription. This program can be a huge cost savings to companies who have previously used Adobe products. The program is easy to use and even if you're not a graphic designer, this program is fairly easy to navigate and get the job done.
Minpunten: Product support isn't great. The company just seems to be worried about selling the product than assisting with questions.
Beoordeeld op 4-6-2019
Fairly good but has its flaws
Opmerkingen: Not my go-to
Pluspunten: I enjoy what it can do with my pictures when I can actually do it.
Minpunten: Fairly difficult to figure out functions.