BEFORE
AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER
Two Power-Packed All New Photo Filters  Digital cameras and even smart phone cameras can take some really fantastic photos. But unless you know a great deal about cameras and settings, you are at the mercy of the built in exposure meter. The Auto function in the Brightness Levels Dialog can help some photos, but it does not do a really great job of opening up dark areas or grabbing more details in washed out areas. Drum roll please... Introducing the Shadows Brightness and Highlights Brightness filters. These are brand new to the Photo Tool > Enhance Infobar. My dramatic sunset clouds photo above left did a really great job of capturing the clouds and the sky. But the foreground is almost black. The Shadows Brightness slider saved the day restoring the foreground area and the house on top of the hill. Clouds are beautiful and I never tire of taking photographs. But unfortunately, because clouds are so white and fluffy, the shapes and details are often bleached out. My photo top right was taken a few minutes ago with my Canon EOS Rebel. The new Highlights Brightness filter added back a lot of the lost contrast and shape. This filter works really great with white on white images.
In 1996, when I first starting using Xara there was just one version, CorelXara. Since then, the product we lovingly know as Xara has expanded into a family of specialized graphics products including: Xara Web Designer, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, Xara Page & Layout Designer, and the top of the line, Xara Designer Pro. Something for everybody, in other words.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10

A Quick Look!

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 is designed for editing photos, creating illustrations, doing graphic design, and quite a bit more. While the number of new features in this release is not long, I am confident that when you finish reading this review, you are going to be as excited as I am. So let’s get right down to it and see what’s new and exciting.
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Before and after using the new photo filters. Before and after using the new photo filters.
Two Power-Packed All New Photo Filters  Digital cameras and even smart phone cameras can take some really fantastic photos. But unless you know a great deal about cameras and settings, you are at the mercy of the built in exposure meter. The Auto function in the Brightness Levels Dialog can help some photos, but it does not do a really great job of opening up dark areas or grabbing more details in washed out areas. Drum roll please... Introducing the Shadows Brightness and Highlights Brightness filters. These are brand new to the Photo Tool > Enhance Infobar. My dramatic sunset clouds photo above left did a really great job of capturing the clouds and the sky. But the foreground is almost black. The Shadows Brightness slider saved the day restoring the foreground area and the house on top of the hill. Clouds are beautiful and I never tire of taking photographs. But unfortunately, because clouds are so white and fluffy, the shapes and details are often bleached out. My photo top right was taken a few minutes ago with my Canon EOS Rebel. The new Highlights Brightness filter added back a lot of the lost contrast and shape. This filter works really great with white on white images.
The Shadows brightness and Highlights brightness filter controls.
In 1996, when I first starting using Xara there was just one version, CorelXara. Since then, the product we lovingly know as Xara has expanded into a family of specialized graphics products including: Xara Web Designer, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, Xara Page & Layout Designer, and the top of the line, Xara Designer Pro. Something for everybody, in other words.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10

A Quick Look!

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 is designed for editing photos, creating illustrations, doing graphic design, and quite a bit more. While the number of new features in this release is not long, I am confident that when you finish reading this review, you are going to be as excited as I am. So let’s get right down to it and see what’s new and exciting.
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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 First Look by Gary W Priester
First Look
by Gary W Priester
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BEFORE
AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER
Two Power-Packed All New Photo Filters  Digital cameras and even smart phone cameras can take some really fantastic photos. But unless you know a great deal about cameras and settings, you are at the mercy of the built in exposure meter. The Auto  function in the Brightness Levels Dialog can help some photos, but it does not do a really great job of opening up dark areas or grabbing more details in washed out areas. Drum roll please... Introducing the Shadows Brightness and Highlights Brightness filters. These are brand new to the Photo Tool > Enhance Infobar. My dramatic sunset clouds photo above left did a really great job of capturing the clouds and the sky. But the foreground is almost black. The Shadows Brightness slider saved the day restoring the foreground area and the house on top of the hill. Clouds are beautiful and I never tire of taking photographs. But unfortunately, because clouds are so white and fluffy, the shapes and details are often bleached out. My photo top right was taken a few minutes ago with my Canon EOS Rebel. The new Highlights Brightness filter added back a lot of the lost contrast and shape. This filter works really great with white on white images.
In 1996, when I first starting using Xara there was just one version, CorelXara. Since then, the product we lovingly know as Xara has expanded into a family of specialized graphics products including: Xara Web Designer, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, Xara Page & Layout Designer, and the top of the line, Xara Designer Pro. Something for everybody, in other words.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10

A Quick Look!

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 is designed for editing photos, creating illustrations, doing graphic design, and quite a bit more. While the number of new features in this release is not long, I am confident that when you finish reading this review, you are going to be as excited as I am. So let’s get right down to it and see what’s new and exciting.
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