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NEW: Version 1.09 with support for Photoshop Elements 2022


ElementsXXL adds up to 130 powerful features to Photoshop Elements for MacOS X 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.


  • Up to 130 new features for Photoshop Elements for MacOS X

  • Actions, Scripts, Filters & Adjustment Layers:
    • Open and run Photoshop actions and scripts
    • Up to 10 new filters: Curves, Exposure, Vibrance, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, Black & White, Selective Color, Sharpen, Sharpen More and Sharpen Edges.
    • Up to 7 new adjustment layers: Curves, Exposure, Vibrance, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, Black & White and Selective Color.
  • 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
    • Use vector masks
    • Transparency feature for layer masks
    • 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:
    • Convert images from 8-bit to 16-bit per channel and back again
    • Quick Mask Mode lets you create or edit selections with all available filters and tools, e.g. the brush or gradient tool.
    • Edit the channels of a RGB image individually and use them as selections
    • New Curves, Channel Mixer and Sharpen filters
    • Apply Image command for blending the image with itself while using an image channel as a mask
  • General Editing:
    • Up to 17 new key shortcuts known from Photoshop
    • Auto-Align and Auto-Blend features for recomposing portraits, creating panoramas and increasing the depth of macro shots
    • Edit the channels of a RGB image individually
    • Fade and Trim commands like in Photoshop
    • Apply Image command like in Photoshop
    • Soft proof option for seeing how your images looks on a certain device or printer
    • New options: e.g. Non-Linear History, Log History to Metadata, Auto-Update All Documents
    • Custom pixel aspect ratio
  • Selections:
    • Quick Mask Mode for editing selections with filters and tools, e.g. the brush tool
    • Transform selections
    • Create selections from layer masks, layer opacity, luminosity and image channels
  • Text Features:
    • Larger Font Preview
    • Four 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 text

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