We’ve just released an update to Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. The highlights are similar to those mentioned in the Designer Pro announcement, including enhanced tables and Open Type support, some new and more flexible photo and text panels, and some new types of SmartShapes such as photo frames and ‘smart’ labeled lines. You can find a summary of these and other new features on our website @ https://www.xara.com/photo-graphic-designer/whats-new/ and full details in the Release Notes @ http://releasenotes.xara.hosting/pho...c-designer-16/

If you have an active Update Service and you’re running v16.0 then you should shortly see 16.1 offered as an auto-update. If you’re still on v15 then you will need to re-download Photo & Graphic Designer from https://www.xara.com/photo-graphic-designer/download/.

If your Update Service has expired then you can renew your Update Service / upgrade in order to get this and other updates since your version (go to the Photo & Graphic Designer page on magix.com and click Upgrade). Fyi in addition to the Open Type and table support mentioned above, in the last year we’ve also added text flow inside shapes (all 3 were top requests in the last TG poll), plus there have been some things that you didn’t request but we hope you’ll discover their great value - such as the ‘get color from photo’ feature, auto-fitting text and auto-resizing documents. To recap on what’s new, or if you think you’ve missed some of the releases, you can find a summary for v16 on the What’s New page mentioned above, or older updates @ https://www.xara.com/photo-graphic-d...ats-new/older/. We’ve also got a demo of some of the 16.0 features at http://previews.xara.hosting/ColorPalette/.

I hope you enjoy the new version!

Kate Moir, Xara