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NEW: Version 2.50 with support for
Photoshop Elements 13

 

ElementsXXL adds up to 230 powerful features to Photoshop Elements for Windows that were previously only available in Photoshop. These features are included as new menu items, icons, buttons, key shortcuts and dialogs, so they seamlessly integrate into the user interface of Photoshop Elements. ElementsXXL bridges the gap between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop and greatly enhances the image editing experience in Photoshop Elements.



New in Version 2

  • Up to 102 new features
  • Process 16-bit images with the help of smart filters and layers
  • Use up to 29 additional tools with 16-bit images
  • Support for 260 smart filters from 26 plugin companies
  • Five new tools: Pen, Puppet Warp, Mixer Brush, Ruler, Slice & Slice Select
  • New Paths panel for creating and editing paths
  • Slice an image, add links and save it as a web page
  • Improved Shadows/Highlights filter with seven new options
  • Color Range feature for creating selections based on colors and tones
  • Chromatic Aberration Removal filter for removing colored edges caused by lenses
  • Color Match filter for applying the colors and brightness of another image
  • Save Recovery Information feature for automatically saving all documents in certain time intervals and reopening them after Photoshop Elements crashed
  • Fade feature now works with 16-bit images and offers three new blend modes
  • Apply Image supports other documents and lets you blend two 16-bit images
  • Run filters on the layer mask of a smart object
  • New dialog for adding and editing smart filters at the same time
  • Improved conversion to 16-bit per channel
  • New Properties dialog for adjusting the density and feathering of vector masks and shapes
  • New key shortcuts
  • ... and many more.


Features

  • Up to 230 new features for Photoshop Elements for Windows

  • Actions, Scripts, Filters & Adjustment Layers:
    • Open and run Photoshop actions and scripts (Elements 6 and higher)
    • Up to ten new filters: Curves, Exposure, Vibrance, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, Black & White, Selective Color, Sharpen, Sharpen More and Sharpen Edges.
    • Up to seven new adjustment layers: Curves, Exposure, Vibrance, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, Black & White and Selective Color.
    • NEW: Shadows/Highlights filter dialog with seven new options
    • NEW: Chromatic Aberration Removal filter for removing colored edges caused by lenses
    • NEW: Color Match filter for applying the colors and brightness of another image
  • Layer Features, Smart Objects & Smart Filtering:
    • Many new features, e.g. three new icons, for the Layers panel
    • Opens images as smart objects, creates smart objects and enables smart filtering
    • Use layer groups for additional masking and better organization
    • NEW: Create and edit vector masks
    • NEW: Adjust the density and feathering of vector masks and shapes
    • Create and work with layer masks (for Elements 1-8)
    • Adjust the fill opacity of layers
    • Align layers to a selection or each other and distribute them evenly
    • Stamp visible function for creating a duplicated copy of all layers
    • Hide/show multiple layers
  • Enhanced 16-bit Image Processing:
    • NEW: Process 16-bit images with the help of smart filters and layers (Elements 6 and higher, smart filter rendering requires Elements 8 and higher)
    • Convert images from 8-bit to 16-bit per channel and back again (Elements 6 and higher)
    • NEW: Use up to 29 additional tools with 16-bit images (Elements 6 and higher)
    • Quick Mask Mode lets you create or edit selections with all available filters and tools, e.g. the brush or gradient tool. (Elements 6 and higher)
    • Edit the channels of a RGB image individually and use them as selections
    • New Curves, Channel Mixer and Sharpen filters
    • NEW: Fade command for changing the blend mode and opacity of the last history step
    • NEW: Apply Image command for blending two 16-bit images while using an image channel or selection as a mask (Elements 11 and higher)
  • General Editing:
    • NEW: Up to 24 new key shortcuts known from Photoshop
    • NEW: Five new tools: Pen, Puppet Warp, Mixer Brush, Ruler, Slice & Slice Select
    • Auto-Align and Auto-Blend features for recomposing portraits, creating panoramas and increasing the depth of macro shots (Elements 6 and higher)
    • Edit the channels of a RGB image individually
    • Fade and Trim commands like in Photoshop
    • Apply Image command like in Photoshop (Elements 11 and higher)
    • Soft proof option for seeing how your image looks on a certain device or printer
    • NEW: Slice an image, add links and save it as a web page
    • NEW: Paths panel for creating and editing paths
    • NEW: Save Recovery Information feature for automatically saving all documents in certain time intervals and reopening them after Photoshop Elements crashed
    • New options: e.g. Non-Linear History, Log History to Metadata, Auto-Update All Documents
    • Custom pixel aspect ratio
  • Selections:
    • NEW: Color Range feature for creating selections based on colors and tones
    • Quick Mask Mode for editing selections with filters and tools, e.g. the brush tool
    • Transform selections (for Elements 1-7)
    • Create selections from layer masks, layer opacity, luminosity and image channels
  • Text Features:
    • Larger Font Preview
    • Three new text anti-aliasing types
    • Spell check text layers and use Find & Replace on them
    • Convert text layers to shapes for more creative freedom
    • Adjust text tracking and use paragraph


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