Free Xara Xtreme 5! [48-hours only]

Software Description

The following is a description of Xara Xtreme 5, as per DownloadCrew:

Xara Xtreme 5 is a powerful illustration tool with the versatility to handle a host of different graphics tasks.

Capable drawing tools help you to create everything from simple business logos to detailed technical illustrations, for instance.

The program can produce web graphics, Flash animations, even entire websites with the minimum of hassle.

There are tools to enhance your digital photos; desktop publishing-type templates make it easy to produce greetings cards, invitations, calendars and more; and you can use the program to produce web graphics, Flash animations, even entire websites without worrying about code.

There’s no shortage of functionality here, then, yet despite all this Xtreme 5 remains relatively easy to use. Just click File > New From Designs Gallery and you’ll find plenty of sample files and project templates. In many cases these have built-in assistance, so for example birthday card templates come with embedded text explaining how you can customise them. And if you need more assistance then a detailed local help file is on offer.

dotTech Advice

As I’ve stated in the past, graphic design isn’t something I am familiar and as such am not qualified to give advice on a graphics design package. I will say this much, though:

  • Xara Xtreme 5 is aimed at web graphics, e.g. graphics for websites.
  • Xara Xtreme 5 is 2-3 years old. The latest version is Xara Designer 7.
  • Doing a quick search on Google, Xara Xtreme 5 has gotten some good reviews, with its biggest advantage being its price compared to the competition (but price isn’t a factor today since it is free).

If you grab Xara Xtreme 5, share your experience with the program in the comments below.

Note: Xara Xtreme 5 is the same program as MAGIX Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer 5. If you already have MAGIX Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer 5 from an earlier freebie, there is little to no need to grab Xara Xtreme 5.

Freebie Details

Xara Xtreme 5 is being given away in a promotion by the DownloadCrew. The promotion is live until Saturday 20, March 2012 23:59 Central European Time; there is not information on if you can install/reinstall after this date.

To get Xara Xtreme 5 for free, do the following

Version being given out for free: v5.1.2

Free updates: No

Free technical support: Probably not

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 224 MB

  • After the download has finished, install Xara Xtreme 5.
  • After installation, run Xara Xtreme 5 if it doesn’t start automatically. When Xara Xtreme 5 runs, you will be prompted to register the program. Click on the Register online now button:

  • Once you click on the button, the registration page will open in your default browser:

If you have an account with Xara type in the e-mail address and password and hit Continue. If you don’t have an account, select I don’t have any login data, and I would like to register and hit Continue. At the next page you will see a form:

If you had an account with Xara from the past, this form will already be filled in so all you have to do is hit Finish. If you are creating a new account, this form will not be filled in so fill out the form and hit Finish. Once you hit finish you will get a confirmation message like the following:

  • Check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from  Xara with the subject of Your Xara product registration. In the e-mail you will find the registration code you need to use to register Xara Xtreme 5:

Copy the unlock key.

  • Go back to Xara Xtreme 5, paste the code in the registration box (it will automatically take out the TRIALC part if you copied that), and click the Start Program button:

  • If you see the following success message, you are the proud new owner Xara Xtreme 5:

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting Xara Xtreme 5 post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

[Thanks Leandro!]

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  • [@donotcrack]


    Hi donotcrack! Thank you for the offer :)

    Quick question: what is the difference between XaraXtreme5_dc and Xara_Xtreme_5_Silver ?

    They are both supposed to be version 5, but are they different builds? If so what build is the one you link to here?


  • Xara Xtreme is the perfect graphics tool for all your drawing, photo and design needs. Whether you want to create illustrations, edit your photos, layout a brochure or create some web graphics, Xara Xtreme’s fast and easy to use design tools make it a pleasure to be creative.

    Now you can get Xara Xtreme 5 for FREE! Yes, it’s true, completely free, no charge whatsover! This is the full download version of Xara Xtreme 5, as previously sold for $89!

    The offer will only last until 29th April 2013, so don’t hesitate!

  • Nguyen Xuan Nam

    I ve lost the set up file. does anyone have the set up file of XARA XTREME please send me. thanks alot.

  • Deborah

    This was posted on 15th that it is good for 48 hours however it is the 17th and is no longer available. This seems to happen frequently. Are the offers pulled early or am I doing something wrong?

  • Watcher1924

    I found this at Softpedia’s site:
    MAGIX Photo Designer (formerly MAGIX Xtreme Photo Designer)
    I have been quite confused but, if I got it right, it is one of the three program modules that consist today’s freebie (or another version of it, In the caption Photo Designer is mentioned as “free” but it’s basically ad-supported (though I think if we don’t mind the following we can use it):

    “Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

    · Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
    · Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
    · Offers to download or install software or components (MAGIX Ask Toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function”

  • jayesstee

    On my copy the ‘About’ date is Aug 15 2011. It will be a while before that comes around again!

  • It is the real deal folks!
    I actually own/bought the earlier version. This one is excellent for the graphically-challenged. But I like free much better – especially when the program is a lot better, too! BUT HURRY! It is expiring.

  • Gaelle

    I’ve been used Xara for many years as a designer, thank you for the DogWaffle’s link i didn’t know (sorry for my english)

  • justplainbob

    While the activation code works fine, when you go to the “about”, it gives an August date. So it appears
    that this might be a five month trial, then nothing. Right?

  • Thanks Ashraf! I tried doing a search to find out the difference but couldn’t find anything useful – I salute your Googling skills!

  • Fred

    Anyone a direct link to the registration page? Downloadcrew says there is no generic URL it´s generated by the program. Does the URL only work one time? Oo
    Don´t like to install now. Maybe (a few days / weeks) later.

  • Ashraf

    @Mary: Thanks for the feedback!

    @jSwann0: It is not fake, I promise you. Their website may be having issues, though.

    @DrLongBear: There is nothing to be considered. That is just how MAGIX/Xara products are. I assure you it registers just fine.

  • Is anyone else a little concerned that when the registration code comes up, after a 224 MB download, it starts with: “TRIAL C”?

  • jSwann0

    When I click on Register online now :

    Dear Customer,
    Due to maintenance work this website is currently not available.
    Please try again later.
    The MAGIX Team

    It”s just a fake giveaway.

  • Mary

    I bought this (version 5 PRO) back then, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I now have version 6, but if you do any graphic arts of any kind, you will want this! I don’t think it’s the Pro version, but it doesn’t matter. It’s still great!

    This is one of only 3 programs I use for my graphics. RealDraw Pro by, and DogWaffle Pro (has a free version: are the other two.

    I recommend this highly!

  • Ashraf

    @PCbasics: Haha…

    @jevvv: From quick Googling, Xara XS looks older than Xara Xtreme 5.

    @Arby: When I said “gorgeous in person” I was trying to be poetic by mirroring that by saying she draws gorgeous pictures. I failed. But it’s okay. She really is gorgeous.

    @mukhi: Xara/MAGIX do tend to have large programs…

    @Edward: The license code says “Trial” in it but it isn’t really a trial.

  • Ashraf, why does it indicate as a “Trail” ?

  • mukhi

    i think i have to get a computer where i can install all these SW to give them a try. given the awful experience with one of the video converters from magix, i would not like to install it in my primary system. returnil may help but then i have to spend some time with this SW immediately.

  • Arby

    Good thing you put in “gorgeous in person” in case she reads these comments! :)

  • I have Xara XS – what is the difference?

    –ignorant in EnZed ;)

  • @Ashraf: LOL!!!!!!!

  • Ashraf

    @PCbasics: Mrs. Ashraf doesn’t take orders, she gives orders. xD

  • PCbasics

    @Ashraf: LOL! Ask her to write a review!

  • Ashraf

    @PCbasics and @Linky: What can I say. I am artistically challenged. Maybe that’s why I was attracted to my wife, who while being gorgeous in person can also draw amazingly well.

  • Linky

    @PCbasics: HEHEEE, this is quite true!

  • lol, it seem like there have been alot of photo editor freebies lately…and alot of “am not qualified to give advice” along with them :P