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Xara PhotoandGraphic Designer is the photo and graphics editing program for simply better pictures. Get the most out of your photos and create your ow... Learn More


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Taking group photo is a unique challenge. There are always the situations that somebody doesn't look at the camera, has an odd expression or blinks at... Learn More


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Corel Painter is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressiv... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing

$ 89
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing

No Pricing Available yet.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

$ 429
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing

Change only the desired colors in images and photos using the Color Select Tool

Scan and convert all graphics and images in your document to the optimum size and image type

The integrated Panorama stitching tool now stitches up to 8 photos

Support PANTONE colors-Easily adjust the hue of your photos

Make use of various styles of text, and replace them with just one click

Easily change the tone of your images with the Resizable Color Editor

Smooth edges on photos and images-Support for inline graphics

Media Access Exchange via the Share menu

Import and export different types of file formats

Include text on images-Fly-out galleries

Link handling on iOS devices-Optimize all images

Shortcut keys configuration-AVI animation frame rate control

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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing

The first photo-editing application for customizing group photos.

Create a stunning group photo in just three simple steps.

Advanced auto face detection technology pinpoints every face in every photo.

Seamlessly join the selected portraits and export instantly.

Support Windows 8

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Kaleidoscope painting

Mirror Painting

RealBristle Dry Media

Real Watercolor

Real Wet Oil

Clone source palette

Smart photo-painting tools

Customizable surface texturing

Smart Blur effect

Agile brush control

Streamlined brush categories

Dynamic brush settings

Digital airbrushes

Computed Circular brush controls

Gel brushes and Merge modes

Multicore support for brushes

Interface

Brush tracking

Workspaces

Navigator panel

New Image dialog box

Panel and palette behavior

Color Changer palette

Custom palettes

Transformation capabilities

High-value, built-in content

High-Quality Display

Smart composition tools

World-famous art styles

Match Palette effect

Speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Adobe Photoshop support

Wacom pen tablet compatibility

Extensive file support

Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista support

Windows 64-bit support

Mac OS support

Multi-platform support

Most Favorable User Review

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Xara Photo and Graphic Designer.

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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing

No favorable user review available yet for Group Photo.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
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Eric Matthews
May 2, 2016

The first thing which needs to be said about Painter is that it is not Photoshop. Corel leans in heavy on the Digital Artist Software moniker and for a good reason. Painter is not about Image Manipulation or Image Editing (Photoshop's mainstay), it's about creating art. The easiest way to think about the line between the programs is this. If your goal is to clean up a Photo for the magazine cover, then Photoshop is your tool. If your task is to create a digital Mona Lisa, Painter's the alley you want to be in.Photoshop has some basic art effects, watercolor and pastel are a few. And several plugins grow that base significantly. But none of them could touch the raw power of Painter when it comes to Art medium simulation.Painter is a mature product, almost as old as Photoshop. And it's learning curve is just about as steep. This is not a tool that one installs and starts producing art within the hour. It has a huge amount of adjustable brushes, and each attribute can be customized to taste. But because of its maturity, Painter doesn't have too much new it can introduce by way of new brushes or gimmicks to attract a user to purchase. What Painter relies on is the ability to perfectly simulate a multitude of art forms, oils, crayon, chalk, watercolor on different canvas' and produce an output that truly is representative of the creator's talent. If you can't draw, you can't blame Painter. Brush strokes heavy handed? All will be revealed. Painter is truly representative of the artist medium.Although there are some plugins for Painter, and it does fully support Photoshop Brushes, allowing the user to leverage the huge amount of free brushes on the web, Painter pretty much comes ready to use out of the box. The one must have item I would mandate that any artist serious about using the software effectively get is a fairly large Tablet. In fact, I'd say that not using a tablet with Painter makes the software essentially useless since it relies so heavily on the artist hand pressure and stroke. One can do Image retouch by mouse, but not painting a matte using oils or a charcoal drawing. Bottom line, use the money you would have spent on Photoshop art plugins to get a fair sized tablet. Working in Painter is easy, and it handles large files easily, via it's Riff file format. Even though it doesn't leverage GPU rendering, Painter rarely chokes on files that can easily reach a terabyte. It is also fully compatible with Photoshop and can write to the PSD format.In the end, if painting, drawing and producing "art" in a digital medium is your goal, Painter is by far the best tool.

Pros :

  • Mature software that comes ready to use out of the box.
  • Digital Art Software accomplishes its goal.
  • A full featured tool for Professional Artist, customizable brush, stroke, light, color attributes.
  • Stores Artist Palettes..
  • Can produce artfully representative of your talent.
  • Supports Photoshop Brushes.
  • Uses proprietary RIFF format which support large file sizes.
  • New Digital audio Brush uses audio file to paint.

Cons :

  • Expensive for anyone other than the Professional Artist.
  • Learning curve can be steep.
  • Tablet necessary to get quality art.
  • Cheaper tools available if "Artifying" your Photos is your goal.
  • An commitment in time to maximize your investment in software.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing
100
Ben Pitt , Expert Reviews

Sunday 16 September 2012

Excellent value and a fantastic photo-editing, design and DTP tool. This latest update brings some welcome improvements without compromising this efficiency.

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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing
75
Shaun Takenouchi , AppStorm

Saturday 26 January 2013

Tracks is a great way to share content from special events or even to just tell a story in photos and video. I started to use it as a pseudo blog to post pictures and videos of my son and invited my parents and siblings to be a part of the group as well. There are many different ways to use Tracks, and you are not just locked into using it for events, which is what I like. It is simple enough that just about anyone can use it, and it is flexible enough that it can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
80
Sue Chastain , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Alone or as a companion to Photoshop, Painter brings the maximum in artistic possibilities to digital artists and creative professionals. Keep in mind that you'll need a pressure sensitive graphics tablet to get the most satisfaction out of Painter.

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Demo Video

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Group Photo Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

Screenshots

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing
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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
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Typical Customer

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business

Supported Devices

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing
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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Supported Languages

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Xara Photo and Graphic Designer

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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Group Photo

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • Chinese
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

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