Dear Xara friends,

We proudly announce that Xara Designer Pro+ has taken off into the universe of high resolution

First, Thank you to all the beta testers for the wonderful feedback. It was fun interacting with you first-hand.

From today 12pm UK time you are able to experience the latest Xara Designer Pro+ release which offers high-resolution awareness and other improvements and fixes that you might be interested in. Here you find a short summary:

What's new?
Find more here

1. High DPI Display Support
  • Designer Pro+ now makes best use of the screen resolution whatever the Windows scale factor is set to.
  • On high-resolution screens, like 4K Monitors and devices like Surface Pro tablets, document display is sharper.
  • Even on lower resolution screens, you can now use the Windows display settings to make the controls bigger, while the document display still uses the screen’s full resolution.

2. Supersite UI
Page Thumbnails & PDF Download options. New checkbox options on the Utilities > Web Export Options dialog to turn on/off the new navigation options in documents and sites exported to web as supersites. This includes:
  • Full screen button
  • A downloadable PDF of the whole document/site
  • A popup page thumbnail bar
  • Additional navigation buttons

If the option is off, sites and documents export without the options above.
In all cases websites set to export as Conventional Website in the Utilities > Web Export Options dialog will not have these options. They are exclusive to Supersites.

3. Settings
Users are no longer prompted about settings when starting an updated version of Designer Pro+. The user’s current settings will be used. In case when users do need to reset all settings back to their default values, a new Default Settings option has been added to Utilities > Options > Tune-ups.

4. Other Fixes & Minor Improvements
  • Fixed an issue which prevented a correct export of alt rainbow fills to web
  • Fixed an issue which caused selecting text on new web UI moves to previous page
  • Fixed an issue which prevented RAW file import
  • Fixed an issue which caused errors when updating Table Of Contents
  • Fixed an issue which caused links not working in web export with some Panel components

Want to experience it?
You can download the lastest version of Designer Pro+ from here:
Please remember, in order to use Designer Pro+ you need to register it with a Xara Cloud account. You have a single account for both products.
Signing-up today at means you will get a 14 day trial of both Xara Cloud and Designer Pro+.

Already have used up your trial but nevertheless want to be part of the new Xara movement?
Then we strongly recommend you take advantage of our exclusive 50% discount (6-months free) for the first year of the subscrioption offer dedicated to our TalkGraphics community: use the code TALKGRAPHICS to get it, i.e. as an individual you will pay 101,70 €/ £/ $ for a whole year. In order to use this coupon code, do the following:

  1. Click the UPGRADE button in either Designer Pro+ or in Xara Cloud
  2. Choose the Xara Cloud+ plan you want to go for (Pro+ for individuals, Team+ for 3 or more users)
  3. During checkout, enter the coupon code TALKGRAPHICS
  4. Complete the purchase

Already have updated your MAGIX Designer app to V17 (DPX, WD/P, PGD) and still want to use Designer Pro+?
Don't worry, you can still do this. Simply send me an email to or contact us via and we will transfer your remaining credit over to your new Xara Cloud+ subscription.

We're thrilled to have you onboard!

Great things are going to happen - stay tuned


Product Manager @xara