I already use Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements. What more does CameraXXL have to offer?
In Photoshop Elements the Camera Raw window only offers three tab sheets. CameraXXL adds seven additional tab sheet, with more than 100 new controls for performing many new image editing tasks, e.g. selective color adjustment, black & white conversion, curves adjustment, split toning, dehazing, grain adding, artistic vignettes, lens correction and camera calibration. There is also a new tool for editing the curve by dragging on the preview box.
CameraXXL also lets you apply Adobe Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop Elements and create smart objects that can be edited with Adobe Camera Raw. Even more, you can save presets on the Camera Raw dialog with the help of CameraXXL.
I am a user of MetaRaw and ElementsXXL. Do I need CameraXXL too?
ElementsXXL already offers a curve tool, black & white filter and auto lens correction. However, CameraXXL lets you automatically apply lens correction when opening Camera Raw. Curve and black & white adjustments are also automatically reapplied whenever you open the same raw file again. Additionally you can apply these adjustments to multiple raw files at the same time with CameraXXL.
Apart from that CameraXXL also offers many image adjustments that are not available in MetaRaw and ElementsXXL.
Are there any limitations of CameraXXL compared to using Camera Raw in Photoshop?
Apart from that there are two limitation when editing multiple image files in Camera Raw with the help of the CameraXXL controls. They are caused by technical limitations of how CameraXXL interacts with Camera Raw. First of all, CameraXXL only notices that an image thumbnail is selected if the file name below the thumbnail is displayed on the screen while the thumbnails is selected. If the thumbnails of all images are displayed on the screen, e.g. when editing only a few image files at the same time, or when clicking the Select All button you do not have to worry about this limitation. Secondly, you have to adjust settings for multiple (or all) images before you change the settings of individual images to avoid losing individual settings. For more details read the "Editing Multiple Files" page in the manual. We will try to remove these limitations in future updates.
Why does the Dehaze feature of CameraXXL not work?
I have a non-English version of Photoshop Elements. Can I use CameraXXL with it?