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NEW: Version 1.56 with support for Photoshop Elements 2019


LayersXXL adds up to 180 photo and design features to Photoshop Elements for Windows that were previously only available in Photoshop. These features are available as new menu items, icons and dialogs, so they seamlessly integrate into the user interface of Photoshop Elements. LayersXXL upgrades Photoshop Elements with features of Photoshop and bridges the gap between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop. LayersXXL works with version 6 to 15 of Photoshop Elements for Windows.


  • 180 new features for Photoshop Elements for Windows (Version 6 and higher)
  • Open/Save Layers:
    • Opens multiple files and automatically places them as layers
    • Automatically creates exposure variations from a single raw file and places them as layers
    • Saves layers as separate files
  • Layer Processing:
    • Auto-Align feature for perfectly aligning photos of the same scene or as a panorama
    • Auto-Blend feature for creating panoramas or increasing the depth of field
    • Auto-Expose feature for denoising high ISO shots, creating multiple exposure effects, improving light trail shots as well as applying other blending effects
    • HDR-Combine feature for creating a high dynamic range image from multiple images or even a single photo
    • Remove Transparency feature for automatically removing transparent areas from stacked images or panorama layers
    • Action-like task items for automatically performing seven common tasks: Denoising, Depth of Field Increase, HDR, Light Trail, Manual Composition, Multiple Exposure and Panorama.
  • Layer Comps:
    • Panel for creating layer compositions, editing them and quickly switching between them (Version 11 and higher)
    • Save Layer Comps to Files feature for automatically saving each layer composition to a separate file (Version 11 and higher)
  • Layer Styles:
    • 5 new layer effects
    • 15 new blending options including an Blend If feature for advanced masking
    • 90 new layer style settings including patterns, gradients and contours
    • Gradient editor for managing, editing and creating your own gradient style effects
    • Ability to load, edit and save .asl style files

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