How do you like ElementsXXL?

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How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:17 pm

I hope you like our new ElementsXXL product. It would be great to hear your impressions. If you like to have a certain Feature included in a future Version or a came across a bug, please let me know.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby pereh » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:12 pm

Hello Harald,

how does ElementsXXL differ from 'Elements+ which is around for some years now?

Thank you.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 pm

ElementsXXL offers many features that other products, e.g. Elements+, do not have. Additionally ElementsXXL adds its features directly to the user interface of Photoshop Elements as menu items, icons, buttons and key shortcuts and is not limited to a single dialog that blocks the UI.

All in all, I think, ElementsXXL is much easier and intuitive to use and offers various new features that are not available with any other product. I tried other products and was quite unsatisfied with how they worked and integrated into Photoshop Elements, which was the motivation to develop ElementsXXL.

I could give you more than a dozen examples about what ElementsXXL does better, but here is just one: Other products let you add new types of adjustment layers, but they do not allow editing them. So you have to delete the adjustment layer, recreate it and readjust its settings. This is quite inconvenient, annoying and time consuming. ElementsXXL on the other hand lets you edit the adjustment layers that it adds - you just have to double click their thumbnails in the Layers panel.

Best check it out yourself and compare it to Elements+. You will see the difference. But uninstall or deactivate ElementsXXL when you test the other product, because ElementsXXL does some things in the background. So you may think that it is the other product that does it, while in fact it is ElementsXXL.

Also read the FAQ at
http://www.thepluginsite.com/products/e ... xl/faq.htm
where this question is discussed.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby rtiesi » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:04 pm

Hallo Harald,

you did a fantastic job! Congratulations!

But what is about a version for Mac?

Regards
Ralph

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby jknights » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:04 pm

+1.
I would love to have a Mac version of ElementsXXL.
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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:48 pm

Concerning a Mac version of ElementsXXL see this post.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby cabbiinc » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:00 pm

Thanks so much for this plug-in. I've been looking for a way to auto align layers affordably and this does that and so much more. The first image I used this on saved me about 20 minutes of alignment. I'm running PSE 9. A nice feature would be an auto crop option added to that.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:05 am

Have you tried the Image > Trim command that is added by ElementsXXL? Other than this even Photoshop does not have a special auto crop feature as far as I know.

The Trim command removes the unused pixels in all layers, which is probably not what you want. It would certainly be possible to develop an auto crop feature, which only leaves the pixels that are used in all selected layers.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby M_CRAB » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Harald,

I just tried an image stack, and it worked quite well. It was on a tripod. Handheld shots had problems, but I will work on that.

I look forward to exploring the many other features of XXL.

Thanks for this new product.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby Donald » Thu May 16, 2013 9:10 am

Regarding, "Third-party filter plugins that are not part of Photoshop Elements, are not applied as smart filters. In this case you are
asked to simplify the layer, which means removing the smart object, in order to apply them
", is it possible that a future version would have this facility enabled?

I am thinking in particular of the Nik bundle of plug-ins. To have these able to be applied as smart filters would be, for me, the absolute pinnacle. I have never seriously considered Photoshop (having been a GIMP user) except for this ability to have Nik Silver Efex Pro2 to be a Smart Filter.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 am

A future version of ElementsXXL will allow you to apply third-party plugins as smart filters.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby Dennis_H » Thu May 16, 2013 9:28 pm

I downloaded ElementsXXL yesterday and gave it a run. Looks like it will be nice if I decide to keep using any Adobe products. One improvement that I think would be nice is to be able to save layer styles. You can copy and paste, but saving would be great in a group of user defined styles. I see that Elements+ has that, but I went ElementsXXL since it was so well integrated. It is a great program and think it may force me to stay with Elements instead of moving to PSP X5.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby HaraldHeim » Fri May 17, 2013 12:03 am

More layer style functionality is planed for a future version, even more than Elements+ currently has. Good to hear that you like it and it makes Photoshop Elements more attractive to you.

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Re: How do you like ElementsXXL?

Postby Donald » Fri May 17, 2013 8:07 am

HaraldHeim wrote:A future version of ElementsXXL will allow you to apply third-party plugins as smart filters.

In which case I am even more delighted that I have purchased ElementsXXL. I look forward to that future version.


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