Does ElementsXXL turn Photoshop Elements into Photoshop?
adds many features to Photoshop Elements that are only available
in Photoshop, e.g. running actions and scripts, several adjustment
layers and filters, smart objects, smart filtering, layer
groups, layer masks, channels, 16-bit/channel conversion,
quick mask mode, soft proofing. So ElementsXXL actually bridges
a large part of the gap between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.
What is the difference between ElementsXXL and other products that extend Photoshop Elements?
big thing about ElementsXXL is that it fully integrates into
the user interface of Photoshop Elements by adding new menu
items, key shortcuts, icons and various dialogs. ElementsXXL
starts up together with Photoshop Elements, so it does not
need to be run manually. ElementsXXL feels like an upgrade
to Photoshop Elements and not like a plugin or external tool.
How do I know which features are added by ElementsXXL and which are part of Photoshop Elements?
ElementsXXL uses a blue text color for its menu items. To remove this colorization, please go to File > Automation Tools > ElementsXXL and deactivate the "Colorize Icons & Menu Items" check box.
ElementsXXL also provides various new key shortcuts. You can see a list of its key shortcuts under File > Automation Tools > ElementsXXL > Key Shortcuts. Additionally you can check out the manual on the menu under Help > ElementsXXL Help. All features of ElementsXXL are mentioned and explained there in detail.
I have a non-English version of Photoshop Elements. Can I use ElementsXXL with it?
Yes, definitely. 95% of the features of ElementsXXL are automatically translated to the language of Photoshop Elements. For example, if you use a Spanish version of Photoshop Elements, all menu items and almost all dialogs of ElementsXXL are in Spanish. Only the Preferences dialog and a few messages are only available in English and German.
There is only an English manual for ElementsXXL, but you can read about most ElementsXXL features in the manual of Photoshop or on the Photoshop Help page - both of which are available for various languages. You can simply search for a certain term, e.g. the name of a menu item, in the Photoshop PDF manual or on the Photoshop Help page. Here are the Photoshop Help pages (where you can also find the Photoshop manual) in all languages that Photoshop Elements supports: Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Taiwanese.
Alternatively you can enter the term together with "Photoshop" in Google, e.g. "Photoshop Auto-Align Layers". Then you will find a lot of information and tutorials about it.
Sometimes the Auto-Blend Layers feature of ElementsXXL does not work. What can I do about it?
In some cases the Auto-Blend Layers feature may not have enough memory to perform its task. Here are some measures to make it work anyway:
Exit all other applications.