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Improve images using image optimization

Perfect your images

  • Adjust brightness & contrast
  • Gradation curves, including white, gray, and black balance
  • Color temperature & saturation
  • Select new picture section
  • Straighten uneven horizons
  • Re-sharpen photos

Perspective correction

Converging lines often occur when taking photos of buildings using a wide angle lens. Converging lines are in fact parallel lines that meet at a single point in the distance.

This can be corrected with a single click.

Create flawless images using photo retouching

NEW! Photo Heal Tool and Magic Erase 3.0

Use the new Photo Heal tool to remove spots and wrinkles from people's faces.

Magic Erase 3.0 helps with the removal of unwanted elements such as street signs.

Red-eye correction

Red-eye effect occurs when the lens and the flash are very close to one another, often in low light conditions.

Remove the red-eye effect in a few simple steps.

Intelligent scaling & zoom

Change image width and height without distorting important image content. Important outlines, structures, shapes or persons are automatically detected and remain unchanged.

Intelligent zoom makes it possible to move the subject from the back of the photo to the front without changing the format or causing distortion.

This allows you to reposition image elements, create space for text or create graphics for headers.

Restore old photos

Using the image optimization function and diverse retouching options you can give old photos a new lease on life.

Remove scratches and dust using the repair brush. Use the image optimization tools to add contrast, sharpen, and lighten up photos.

If you're ambitious you can even restore colors to certain areas of the image.

Creative image editing


Photo montages:
Combine image elements

The selection/masking tool and the color picker/masker are the ideal tools to help you cut certain parts of the image.

Parts of the image that have been cut out can be repositioned wherever you like.

Use photo effects to
design images with style

A wide range of creative effects allows you to transform your photos into exciting works of art: oil paintings, pencil drawings, canvasses, waveform, pastel, shutters, and much more.

It's also possible to use additional effects from other manufacturers in the program.

Astounding morphing effects
for molds

Using the "liquid color" filter you can change the shape of people's bodies.
Make people look slimmer or straighten out someone's nose.

You can even use this tool to make caricatures by accentuating people's features.

Panorama montages

Seamlessly combine individual pictures into horizontal or vertical panoramas
including automatic focal length detection, correction of lens distortion and perspectives.


Graphic design

Huge selection of design objects

Be creative:
Decorate your images with graphics and design logos using more than 2500 vector graphics (clipart).

You can customize all colors and properties and pick and choose individual elements for further editing.

You also get license-free photo clipart with transparent backgrounds for a wide range of topics and themes (nature, people, technology, food drink etc.).

  • Nature
  • People
  • Technical
  • Food & Drink
  • and much more

Create logos & decorative elements

Create graphics such as logos, decorations or custom fonts.

Create even quicker thanks to the new shape painter tool.

Add captions to images using the text tool

Align text with lines and shapes and combine them using the transparency, shadowing and 3D tools.

Turn text into a creative design element!

Gradients, shadows & transparency

Add shadows to graphics, images, and text or arrange them transparently.

Create graduated colors, rainbow effects or metamorphoses between objects.

Create 3D effects using the 3D tool

Transform text, shapes, and photos into impressive 3D objects including lighting and shadows.

Ideal for designing high-quality logos, fonts or decorative elements.

Powerful technology

Professional graphics technology

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 uses the world's fastest vector graphic engine, the engine that powers Xara Designer Pro.

Non-destructive editing

And because your original photos remain unchanged, you're free to let your imagination run wild without the risk of being stuck with unwanted edits and effects!

RAW format support

Import RAW images. No additional software necessary.

List of supported RAW formats

MX Media-X-change

Perfectly connected: All of the products in the new MX series enable data to be uploaded to social networks and cloud services, exchanged easily from one program to another and transferred to mobile devices.

More information on MX

BONUS! MAGIX Online Album Premium

Present your images online

Upload impressive photos and videos to your own album websites. You get the MAGIX Online Album Premium* for one year with unlimited storage space for your photos and videos.

Your Advantages

Impressive presentations on any device:

  • Online Albums with various display modes,
    including comment function
  • HTML5 album homepage works on smartphones and tablets
  • Apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8

Share content with friends and family safely:

  • Login for contacts and guests for access to private content
  • Direct uploads and download function for your contacts
  • Full Facebook and Twitter integration

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*This offer from MAGIX Online World applies to the Online Album Premium which can be used for free for a 12-month period from the date of registration. After the free trial period, the service can be renewed based on the terms and conditions that apply at the time of the renewal ($1.99/month as of May 6, 2013).
The offer includes one or several domains (all endings except .tv available). After the contract is terminated, you may continue to use the received domains according to conditions applicable to them.


MAGIX Slideshow Maker 2

Create impressive slideshows from your photos including amazing transition effects with MAGIX Slideshow Maker 2.

MAGIX Photo Manager 12

Bring order to the chaos of your digital image collection: Import, organize, and archive photos from your digital camera quickly and easily.

MAGIX helps

MAGIX Academy

In a series of workshops you can learn how to edit photos and graphics using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer from certified instructors.

All dates and topics are regularly updated at

More information

At, the Multimedia Community, you can exchange your experiences with other users directly from the program.

Take inspiration from other people's work and get professional tips on MAGIX products.
More information

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