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Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme is an Open Source powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS X. It is a port of Xara's flagship software package, renowed for being the fastest vector package available, combined with an efficient working environment.

Among vector editors, Xara Xtreme is regarded as being intuitive, with similarities to CorelDRAW and Inkscape in terms of interface.

 Xara Xtreme 0.7

Free to download

19 MB


Xara Group Limited


System Requirements

Xara Xone, TalkGraphics, Mailing Lists

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Opens and renders XAR files
  • Text tool includes support for tabs and rulers
  • Xtreme menus
  • Selection tool
  • Object delete cut/copy/paste/duplicate/clone
  • Drag objects around, plus scale, rotate, shear. Plus numeric control via Infobar
  • Right click drop-copy while dragging
  • Magnetic object snap. Grid snap and grid display.
  • Zoom tool
  • Push tool
  • Group and ungroup
  • Undo/redo
  • Shape editor for editing and creating shapes
  • Pen bezier path tool
  • Rectangle, Ellipse and QuickShape tools
  • Arrange toolbar and menus - change the z-order of objects, slice/join/add/subtract shapes
  • Interactive Feather tool with new popup slider added to wxWidgets
  • Fill, Transparency, Blend, Bevel, Text, Freehand, and Shadow tools
  • Color line and full color editor
  • Save
  • JPG, GIF and PNG import and export
  • Import/export of many ImageMagick supported types inclduing TIFF, BMP, PICT, XPM and others.
  • Bitmap export dialog includes image previews
  • Early version of SVG import 
  • Adobe Illustrator import 
  • Drag and drop file import
  • Layer, color, line and bitmap galleries
  • Guidelines, Rulers
  • A choice of document templates
  • Status line and progress bar
  • Many new menu items e.g. convert lines to shapes
  • Clipviews
  • Tracer tool
  • Plug-in system for import/export filters
  • Printing.
  • Profile editing in feather, fill, transparency and blend tools
  • Full integrated comprehensive help

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