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Compatibility

 

ElementsXXL works under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (32-bit & 64-bit).


It requires the following application to be installed:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 8 to 15)


All menu items and most dialogs of ElementsXXL are localized to the language of Photoshop Elements. The options of the ElementsXXL Preferences dialog and some messages are only displayed in English or German.

 

Feature/Version Table

Almost all features of ElementsXXL are available in Photoshop Elements 13 to 15. Some features are missing in Photoshop 11 and 12 and even less features are available in Photoshop 8 to 10. The differences are described in the FAQ.

Here is an overview of which features of ElementsXXL are available in which version of Photoshop Elements:

 
 
Photoshop Elements Version
Feature
8
9
10
 
11
12
 
13
14
15
   
Run Photoshop actions (4)
 
 
Run Photoshop scripts (2)
   
Black & White filter (2)
 
 
Exposure filter (2)
Vibrance filter (2)
Curves filter
NEW: New Curves features (30)
Channel Mixer filter
Color Balance filter (2)
Selective Color filter (2)
NEW: Color Lookup filter
NEW: Save Lookup files (7)
Sharpen filters (3)
Color Match filter
Chromatic Aberration Removal filter 
Warp filter (8)
Perspective Warp filter (6)
New Shadows / Highlights Options (8)
Auto Options (4)
NEW: Sharpening layer masks & color channels (2)
NEW: Preview Image feature for various filters
   
Black & White adjust. layer (2)
 
 
Exposure adjustment layer
Vibrance adjustment layer
Curves adjustment layer
Channel Mixer adjust. layer
Color Balance adjust. layer
Selective Color adjust. layer
NEW: Color Lookup adjustment layer
NEW: Replace Color adjustment layer (5)
   
Pen Tool
 
Puppet Warp
Mixer Brush Tool
Ruler Tool
Perspective Crop (6)
History Brush (2)
Slice Tools & Features (14/12) *1
Trim
NEW: Fit Image (5)
NEW: Content-Aware options (9)
NEW: Flow slider
NEW: Hide Cropped Pixels
       
Channels panel (14)
Channels sub menu (8)
Properties Panel (14)
Paths panel (20)
NEW: Brush panel (80)
Find Layers (6)
   
New Icons & Buttons
6
5
5
 
8
8
 
8
8
7
New Key Shortcuts
22
22
22
25
25
25
25
25
Key Accelerators (2)
Full Screen Mode
   
Smart objects (12)
 
 
NEW: Linked Smart Objects (4/7) *10
NEW: Smart filtering (13)
NEW: Filters on Layer Masks of Smart Objects (6)
Native Smart Filters
103
103
103
101
100
100
100
100
Supported 3rd Party Smart Filters
267
267
267
267
267
267
267
267
       
Auto-Align/Auto-Blend Layers (2)
Layer masks (10/3) *2
NEW: Vector masks (12/13)
Combine Shapes (4)
Rasterize (3)
Fill Opacity
Layer Groups (4)
Hide/Show Layers
Align Layers (6)
Distribute Layers (6)
Lock Layers (4)
Link Layers (2)
Delete Hidden / Empty Layers (2)
Stamp Visible
Matting (3/4) *3
Reveal All
Select Similar Layers
NEW: Split Layer (9/11) *4
   
Convert to 16-bit/channel (3)
 
 
NEW: 16-bit Rendering (14)

Additional tools in 16-bit mode (Tool Mode) *5

25
25
28
29
29
29
29
29
NEW: 16-bit transformation, rotation & scale (12)
       
Color Range (14/23) *6
NEW: Focus Area (6) *7
NEW: Apply Image (3)
NEW: Calculations (15)
Quick Mask Mode (2)
NEW: Selection from masks, shape, opacity, channels (10)

Shadows, midtones and highlight selections (9)

   
New text anti-aliasing types (3)
 
 
Text Tracking
Paragraph Text
Spell check text layer *8
Find and Replace text
Convert text to shape
Work path from text
       
Soft Proof (14)
Color Settings (11)
Assign Profile / Convert to profile (6)
Custom Pixel Aspect Ratio
       
Browse in Organizer
NEW: Open sub menu (3)
Save PDF (18)
Copy to document (4)
Fade
Save Recovery Information
NEW: Preference Options (16)
History Options (3) *9
     
Total Feature Number  
568
564
565
 
586
584
 
637
640
625


= works on images with 8-bit and 16-bit/channel (if applicable)
= works only on images with 8-bit/channel
= already built into Photoshop Elements
= not available

*1 = Photoshop Elements 15: The two slice tools are not available
*2 = Photoshop Elements 9-15: Only the menu items "From Transparency" and "Properties" are added by ElementsXXL

*3 = Photoshop Elements 9-10: The Color Decontaminate option is not available.
*4 = Photoshop Elements 8-10: The frequency splitting features are not available.
*5 = Photoshop Elements 8-10: Not all supported tools trigger Tool Mode. To trigger it anyway, select another tool and in Tool Mode switch back to the old tool.
*6 = Photoshop Elements 8-12: Not all features of Color Range are available.
*7 = For 16-bit images the view mode and output are limited to the selection option
*8 = Spell checking does not work on all systems.

*9 = Photoshop Elements 12-15: The "Log History to Metadata" features does not work
*10 = Photoshop Elements 13: Linked smart object
are only usable with some limits

 

Supported 3rd Party Smart Filters

In addition to the native Photoshop Elements filters ElementsXXL also supports 267 plugins from 26 plugin companies as smart filters:

  • AKVIS: AirBrush, ArtSuite, ArtWork, Chameleon, Coloriage, Decorator, Enhancer, HDR Factory, LightShop, Make Up, Nature Art, Noise Buster, Refocus, Retoucher, Sketch, SmartMask
  • Alienskin: Bokeh 1/2, Exposure 2-7, Eye Candy 5-7, Snap Art 1-4
  • Amico Perry: Luce
  • AV Bros: Page Curl 2, Page Curl Pro 2, Puzzle Pro 3
  • Cybia: Alienator, Fluoron, HotShot, Retrograde, Vivida, BW-Plus, FastFix, G-Force, Hi-Spot, NightScope, Pseudo-IR, SkyGrad, Techni-X, AlphaWorks, ColourWorks, EdgeWorks, EmbossWorks, MasterBlaster, Mezzy, ScreenWorks, SwapShop
  • Digital Film Tools: Film Stocks, Light 3.5, PhotoCopy, PowerStroke, Rays, reFine
  • DxO Optics: FilmPack 3-5, ViewPoint
  • ePaperPress: PTLens
  • Filter Forge: Filter Forge 2/3
  • Flaming Pear: Freebies, Aetherize, Boss Emboss, Flexify 2, Flood, Glare, Glitterato, Hue and Cry, India Ink, Lacquer, LunarCell, Melancholytron, Mr. Contrast, Organic Edges, Silver, SolarCell, SuperBladePro, Swerve, Twist, Vibrant Patterns, Wavy Color
  • FocusMagic: FocusMagic 4
  • HDR Soft: PhotoMatix Tone Mapping
  • Imagenomic: Noiseware, Portraiture, Realgrain
  • Mediachance: Color! Color!, DCE Tools, ReDynamix
  • namesuppressed: AutoInterlace Free, Softener 2
  • Neat Image: Neat Image
  • Nik Collection: Analog Efex Pro 1/2, Color Efex 4, Dfine 2, Sharpener Pro 3, Silver Efex Pro 2, Viveza 2
  • Picture Code: Noise Ninja
  • PowerRetouche: Anti-Aliasing, Black Definition, Black/White Studio, Brightness, Chromatic Aberration, Color Corrector, Colorfringe Remover, Contrast, Dynamic Range Compressor, Edgeline, Equialize Luminance, Exposure, Film Grain, Gamma, Golden Section, Graduated Color, Illumination Editor, Lens Corrector, Levels, Noise Corrector, Posterize, Satuation, Sharpness, Soft-filter, Toned Photos, Transparency, Vignetting, White Balance, Zone System
  • Redfield: Bas-Relief, ATX, Craquelure 3D, Emblazer, Expressionist, Face Control 1/2, Fine Touch, Fractalius, iEmboss, Jama 2000, Jama 3D, Lattice Composer, Lattice XP, Perfectum, Plasteroid, Ripples Magic, Seamless Workshop, Sharpinion, Sharpinion HD, SketchMaster, Texturation 3D, Umatix, Water Ripples
  • Red Giant: Knoll Light Factory, Magic Bullet PhotoLooks
  • The Plugin Site: BWStyler 2, ColorStyler, ContrastMaster, FocalBlade 2, HyperTyle 2, NoiseControl, PhotoFreebies, Plugin Galaxy 3
  • Tiffen: Dfx 3
  • Topaz Labs: Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, Clean, DeJpeg, DeNoise, Detail 2/3, InFocus, Lens Effects, ReStyle, Simplify, Star Effects
  • Van Der Lee: Halftone
  • Xycod: Postworkshop 3

If you want ElementsXXL to support other plugins as smart filters, please let us know. Please note that some plugins (e.g. AutoFX, OnOne, Filter Forge 4) do not support smart filtering.

 

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