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Xara Designer Pro vs PaintShop Pro

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Xara Designer Pro provides one of the world's most flexible software for design by combining web designing, image editing, graphic design and desktop ... Learn More


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Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate combines the pro-quality photo-editing tools of PaintShop Pro with powerful image correction technology, portrait beautif... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

$ 299
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

$ 79.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

Photo & Graphic Design: Image editing and graphics creation

Page & Layout Design: Create flyers, business cards, brochures etc

Premium web design: Design professional websites

Compatible with PANTONE colors for professional printing quality

Professional color separation for print and web (CMYK/RGB)

PDF/X support

Comprehensive XPS support

Import, editing and output of TIFF,

Live object copying including realtime updating

User-defined keyboard shortcuts

Import, editing and export of Adobe projects

Import of professional JPEG XR format

Lots of additional design templates for graphics, DTP, photos and web design

Comprehensive manual with lots of useful examples, illustrations, workshops and tips & tricks 

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PaintShop Pro

Photography

Make it vanish with Magic Fill

IMPROVED 30% faster brushes

Text and Shape cutting tools

ENHANCED Color selection tools

Free Trial Availability

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
Free Trial Available

Most Favorable User Review

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Xara Designer Pro.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
User review from
8
Luca Campanelli
Mar 14, 2016

It is now many years that Corel develops excellent software and different Suite to allow photographers, designers, and technicians to create and improve at the best their projects. PaintShop Pro is a great product for photo editing that is included in CorlDraw Graphic Suite and can also be purchased individually. With the many features and professional tools made available can be considered one of the competitors of Photoshop.

Pros :

  • The strength of Paintshop Pro is definitely a chance to work on their own in a highly professional photo and at the same time using an interface quite user-friendly, thanks to tabs Manage, Adjust and Edit will allow you to gain confidence day after day with each individual instrument.
  • Like all major photo editing software, you have available the feature multilayers, due to the levels you can apply different types of effects and nuances applying a superposition of levels thus having the only limit of your imagination and creativity.
  • Paintshop Pro provides all types of automatic image correction, a large number of filters and effects applied to your photo, different types of Adjustment (brightness, contrast, shadows, saturation, Color, Clarity, Tones, etc ..), several useful tools how much it used Clone Brush, different kinds of Brushes, Text tool, Pen, erase, red eye tool, etc .. Currently with the latest version (Paintshop Pro X8), you have two types of licenses: PaintShop Pro X8, sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 62.99 (44.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro Ultimate X8, this also sold on offer with 10% discount at a cost of € 79.99 (62.99 if you have already purchased the product, and you only need to upgrade to the latest version) PaintShop Pro is also sold in the money-back formula, then you will have 30 days to claim a refund if the software does not meet your needs.

Cons :

  • Some effects and some tools are a bit too basic and not very attractive, but for the price at which it sold really great value for money.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
75
Geetesh Bajaj , Indezine

Thursday 24 May 2012

All put together, this new version of Xara Designer Pro X builds upon the earlier release, and adds more features to deliver a compelling release. A very attractive upgrade pricing option makes this a no-brainer for existing Xara users, and for everyone else, this is a product that certainly needs to be explored closely.

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
90
Cliff Roth , Digital Camera Review

Friday 08 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate has two big advantages over Photoshop: a lower price and easier-to-use modes for beginners who might be intimidated by working with layers. PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. It crashed once on my underpowered mini-notebook during many hours of testing, but other than that I can find very little here on the down side.

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Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing

No critic review available yet for Xara Designer Pro .

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PaintShop Pro

Photography
50
Jacqueline Emigh , Technology Guide

Wednesday 13 February 2013

PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate is a versatile, pro-quality full-featured photo editing program which even demanding, experienced Photoshop users will find perfectly capable. PROS Top drawer photo editing at relatively low price Easy for beginners to use Extensive filter effects CONS Availabe for Windows only (not Mac) You must be online to view complete instruction guide It isn't Adobe Photoshop

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Demo Video

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Xara Designer Pro Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro Demo Video

Photography

Screenshots

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
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Typical Customer

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
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PaintShop Pro

Photography

Supported Languages

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Xara Designer Pro

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
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PaintShop Pro

Photography
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese

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