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by astronut80920
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: Render to Lightrom?
Replies: 1
Views: 8192

Render to Lightrom?

I haven't used XXL for a while. I have version 5, Elements 12 and Lightroom 5.7. When I try to render to lightroom I get the following message: "This document contains hidden pixels. In order to avoid render problems, they are now cropped away. To restore them, please undo the render step in the His...
by astronut80920
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: status of ElementsXXL on Elements Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 11500

Re: status of ElementsXXL on Elements Upgrade

I meant when I upgrade to the latest Elements version (15) what will happen to the current ElementsXXL version. Will it still run in Elements 15 or will I have to re-install ElementsXXL/LayersXXL?

Jim Lawrence
by astronut80920
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: status of ElementsXXL on Elements Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 11500

status of ElementsXXL on Elements Upgrade

Will my current version of ElementsXXL carry over automatically to a new version of Elements when I upgrade?

Thanks,
Jim Lawrence
by astronut80920
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: 8-bit/16-bit workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 14049

Re: 8-bit/16-bit workflow

I just downloaded the update and tried it out. It works great. I would have done it much earlier except that I forgot that some messages end up in the junk email folder. It hit me to check that folder and found your message. That won't happen again.

Thanks for the update.

JIm Lawrence
by astronut80920
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: 8-bit/16-bit workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 14049

Re: 8-bit/16-bit workflow

Sounds great. Just what I am looking for. Can hardly wait for the update.

Jim Lawrence
by astronut80920
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: 8-bit/16-bit workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 14049

Re: 8-bit/16-bit workflow

Thanks, sounds like good advice.

Jim Lawrence
by astronut80920
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: 8-bit/16-bit workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 14049

8-bit/16-bit workflow

I have been playing with 16-bit rendering and prepare 8-bit document in Elements XXL. The way I have been tackling it is this: Start in Lightroom to perform major edits on raw image, go to Elements. Prepare 8-bit document Add Smart Filters, choose filters and edit (I usually use NIK Filters) Save as...
by astronut80920
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: Where is the Base Image in Prepare 8 bit document
Replies: 1
Views: 7412

Where is the Base Image in Prepare 8 bit document

I just upgraded to Elements XXL 4 and noticed something interesting. In previous versions, when I activated Preparer 8 bit Document, a base image icon appeared in the layer pallet. I don't see that in version 4, even though I am indeed in 8 bit mode. Is this normal in the new version or is there a p...
by astronut80920
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: Auton save /recover in XXL
Replies: 2
Views: 9632

Re: Auton save /recover in XXL

Never I figured it out.
by astronut80920
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: Auton save /recover in XXL
Replies: 2
Views: 9632

Auton save /recover in XXL

I just had the unhappy experience of spending I hour on a photo using Smart Filters only to have Elements crash. This is the second time it has happened to me. Then it occurred to me that XXL has an auto save/recover feature that I forgot about (DUH). But try as I might, I can't find out where to ac...
by astronut80920
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: elementsxxl & lightroom
Replies: 2
Views: 10140

Re: elementsxxl & lightroom

Thanks for the answer. I'll try this and wait for an update. Like I said in my original post, It might be easier to pass a file from Lightroom in 8-bit mode since I did all the heavy editing in raw in Lightroom and shouldn't experience any degredation in image quality. BTW, I love these two plugins ...
by astronut80920
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: elementsxxl & lightroom
Replies: 2
Views: 10140

elementsxxl & lightroom

If I send a photo to elements 12 from Lightroom and then render a 16 bit file to 8 bit, make changes, re-render to 16 bit, it looks like Lightroom does not recognize it, at least I can't find it in the LR library. I think it's because the filename is changed and Lightoom does not like that. Does tha...
by astronut80920
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: How to make a selection using the paths tool
Replies: 2
Views: 8466

Re: How to make a selection using the paths tool

PSE 12. I kind of figured other selection methods would work, was just trying to follow the tutorial.

Jim L
by astronut80920
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: How to make a selection using the paths tool
Replies: 2
Views: 8466

How to make a selection using the paths tool

I am doing a tutorial on how to create astronomical nebula. The first step says to use the pen tool and draw a shape then make a selection. I draw the shape fine, but when I click Make Selection in the Paths Panel nothing happens and I can find no directions in the manual. How do I do this? Thanks J...
by astronut80920
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: Elements XXL and Lightroom
Replies: 1
Views: 6564

Elements XXL and Lightroom

What is the best workflow to use if you develop your images in Lightroom then sent the file to Elements, use some ElementsXXL functions, especially the Render functions. Does Lightroom recognize the render changes you made to the image when you return to Lightroom?

Jim L
by astronut80920
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: XXL items not highlighted in blue
Replies: 4
Views: 9907

Re: XXL items not highlighted in blue

Strange it is, but not a real serious problem, it was a nice convenience. I'll work on it a bit.

Jim L
by astronut80920
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: XXL items not highlighted in blue
Replies: 4
Views: 9907

Re: XXL items not highlighted in blue

Nope, didn't work.

Jim L
by astronut80920
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: ElementsXXL / LayersXXL / ActionsXXL
Topic: XXL items not highlighted in blue
Replies: 4
Views: 9907

XXL items not highlighted in blue

I just downloaded XXL v2.50 and after I installed it in Elements 12, I noticed that the XXL elements were no longer highlighted in blue even though I have that item checked in preferences. Is that something new in this version?

Thanks,
Jim L