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Elements+ 1.0 for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Independent author Andrei Doubrovski today is proud to announce Elements+ 1.0, his new enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Elements+ is a handy add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements featured in the latest versions of Photoshop.

Elements+ is JavaScript-based, so the script behavior will depend on current circumstances. The unleashed features can be accessed via dedicated dialog boxes that include undocumented commands and panels for exploring and using the hidden (officially unsupported) contents, such as paths, color channels, and more. The kit includes smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood.

“As most people probably know, Photoshop Elements has not inherited all the essential features of the full Photoshop,” said Andrei Doubrovski, developer of Elements+. “The available functions are quite sufficient for a beginner. However the limitations grow more and more frustrating as you advance. For example, why on earth we are not allowed to look into layer group or use justify text alignment mode? Fortunately, not all the missing features have been completely removed. Most of those are just stay hidden.”

Feature Highlights:
* Non-obtrusive
* 8 dialog boxes: Color and Tone, Selections, Layers, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts
* Scripts catalog includes a number of additional utilities for miscellaneous tasks

“From my point of view, one of the most annoying limitations of Photoshop Elements is absence of the Actions palette.” continued Doubrovski. “To compensate for this drawback, the kit includes the Scripts dialog allowing to browse, play, and manage scripts in Elements+ catalog containing analogs of most popular Photoshop scripts and some original findings of my own. Users are encouraged to extend the catalog by adding more scripts, either downloaded from the web or write their own. I believe there are millions of PSE users that can code JavaScript. If they back up the idea, Photoshop Elements will never be the same”

Language support:
* Multilingual interface (8 languages)
* Manual in English, German and Russian

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger or later
* Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Elements+ is $12.00 (USD) to download. Distribution kits are also available for all the previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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