Compatibility

 

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


It requires the following application to be installed:

For Photoshop Elements 1-10 older versions of ElementsXXL are available. You can download trial versions of them and you will also receive them after ordering ElementsXXL.

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

 

Feature/Version Table

Almost all features of ElementsXXL are available in Photoshop Elements 13 to 2018, but serveral features are missing in Photoshop 11 and 12. 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
11
12
 
13
14
 
15
2018
   
Run Photoshop actions (4)
 
 
Run Photoshop scripts (2)
   
NEW: Black & White filter (2/6)
 
 
Exposure filter (2)
Vibrance filter (2)
Curves filter
NEW: New Curves features (36/37) *1
Channel Mixer filter
Color Balance filter (2)
Selective Color filter (2)
NEW: Color Lookup filter (4/2)
Save Lookup files (7)
NEW: Reduce Noise
NEW: Micro Contrast (4)
Sharpen filters (3)
Color Match filter
NEW: Auto Lens Correction (15)
Chromatic Aberration Removal filter 
Warp filter (8)
Perspective Warp filter (6)
New Shadows / Highlights Options (8)
NEW: 16-bit/channel support for Remove Color Cast, Adjust Color for Skin Tone, Auto Smartfix, Adjust Smartfix & Convert to Black & White (5)
Auto Options (4)
Fade
Sharpening layer masks & color channels (2)
Preview Image feature for various filters
   
NEU: 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
Color Lookup adjustment layer
Replace Color adjustment layer (5)
   
Text on Path Tool
 
 
NEW: (Freeform) Pen and related tools (6)
Puppet Warp
Mixer Brush Tool
Ruler Tool
Perspective Crop (6)
NEW: History Brush (3)
Slice Tools & Features (14/12) *2
Trim
NEW: Fit Image (5/8) *3
Content-Aware options (9)
NEW: Color Adaptation options (9)
NEW: Crop Tool Preset feature (6)
Flow slider
Hide Cropped Pixels
   
NEW: Smart Filter panel (8)
 
 
Channels panel (14)
Channels sub menu (8)
Properties Panel (14)
Paths panel (20)
Brush panel (80)
Find Layers (6)
   
NEW: Photoshop Elements skin
 
 
NEW: Startup progress dialog
New Icons & Buttons
8
8
8
8
7
7
NEW: New Key Shortcuts
27
27
27
27
28
28
Key Accelerators (2)
NEW: Layer panel context menu items
19
19
24
24
24
24
NEW: ? buttons and Help menu items
43
43
42
42
41
41
Full Screen Mode
   
Smart objects (12)
 
 
Linked Smart Objects (4/7) *4
Smart filtering (13)
Filters on Layer Masks of Smart Objects (6)
Native Smart Filters *5
101
100
100
100
112
112
Supported 3rd Party Smart Filters
281
281
281
281
281
281
   
Auto-Align/Auto-Blend Layers (2)
 
 
Layer masks (3) *6
NEW: Vector masks (14/15)
Combine Shapes (4)
Rasterize (6/7) *7
Fill Opacity
Layer Groups (4)
NEW: Merge Group
Hide/Show Layers
Align Layers (6)
Distribute Layers (6)
Lock Layers (4)
Link Layers (2)
Delete Hidden / Empty Layers (2)
NEW: Stamp Down / Stamp Group / Stamp Layers (3)
Stamp Visible
Matting (3/4)
Reveal All
Select Similar Layers
Split Layer (9/11)
   
Convert to 16-bit/channel (3)
 
 
NEW: 16-bit Rendering (24)

Additional tools in 16-bit mode (Tool Mode)

29
29
29
29
29
29
NEW: Photoshop-like Image Size (12/13) *3
16-bit transformation, rotation & scale (12)
   
Color Range (14/24) *8
 
 
Focus Area (6) *9
NEW: Apply Image (4)
Calculations (15)
Quick Mask Mode (2)
NEW: Fill Layer/Selection (3/4) *10
Selection from masks, shape, opacity, channels (10)
Shadows, midtones and highlight selections (9)
NEW: New Guide Layout (14)

NEW: New Guides from Shape (3)

   
NEW: New text anti-aliasing types (3/5) *11
 
 
NEW: Font Preview Size (6)
Text Tracking
Paragraph Text
Spell check text layer
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
 
 
Open sub menu (3)
NEW: Quick Export (11)
Export PDF (18)
NEW: Copy Special / Paste Special (8)
NEW: Copy to document (8)
Save Recovery Information
NEW: Preference Options (25/26) *12
History Options (3) *13
     
Total Feature Number  
782
780
 
857
877
 
869
869


= 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 15-2018: Photoshop button on the Curves filter dialog which displays the Photoshop version of Curves.
*2 = Photoshop Elements 15: The two slice tools are not available
*3 = Photoshop Elements 13-2018: Fit Image and IMage Size offer "Automatic" and "Preserve Details" interpolation options

*4 = Photoshop Elements 13: Linked smart object are only usable with some limits
*5 = Photoshop Elements 15-2018: 12 new smart filters from the Enhance/Adjustments menu
*6 = Photoshop Elements 11-2018: Only the menu items "From Transparency" and "Properties" are added by ElementsXXL
*7 = Photoshop Elements 11-12: Rasterizing styles does not work in these versions of Photoshop Elements

*8 = Photoshop Elements 11-12: Not all features of Color Range are available.
*9= For 16-bit images the view mode and output are limited to the selection option
*10 = Photoshop Elements 13-2018: Color Adaptation feature available

*11 = Photoshop Elements 13-2018: "Windows LCD" and "Windows" anti-alias options
*12 = Photoshop Elements 13-2018: "Save in Background" option
*13 = Photoshop Elements 12-2018: The "Log History to Metadata" features does not work

 

Supported 3rd Party Smart Filters

In addition to the native Photoshop Elements filters ElementsXXL also supports 281 plugins from 27 plugin companies as smart filters:

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