Simply put, the TourBox Elite the really darn cool Neo to the next level! I updated my Neo top the Elite over a month ago and glad I did! It’s small, small enough I can take it on the road with me as it takes up no space on my desk (seen above). This powerful little box permits you to “automate” a ton of keyboard shortcuts / features in practically every app you have on your computer. While it comes “packaged” with a ton of Keyboard shortcuts like for Photoshop, you can change them to your hearts content (see below). The goal of TourBox is to permit ultra fast access with a click of a button or turn of a dial to those tools you need in those programs you use a lot to make the process so much faster (and with some personal sound effects, you could be shooting down that TIE fighter at the same time as working). It does take a little time to get the mussel memory working but once connected, it’s a fast tool for image editing!
Set up of the TourBox Elite was a snap! Install the software and in a heartbeat, you’re up and working. Above to the left you can see the first four programs I have working with TourBox, Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere and Photo Mechanic (Epson Print Layout & Audition are next apps on the list to add to TourBox). TourBox is pretty darn smart. I have three desktops set up on my M1 iMac / MacBook Pro and as I scroll to one where say, Photo Mechanic is open and the next desktop where Photoshop is launched (right image above, some of my programming for PS), TourBox automatically switches to work with that program (turn on Auto Switch for this feature) with all the controls I’ve programmed. You don’t have to do a thing. Looking at the photo on the left again, you can see all I created from scratch in a split second as there is no Photo Mechanic preset already set up in TourBox. Easy peasy! I assigned keyboard shortcuts to the various TourBox controls permitting me to operate Photo Mechanic very efficiently as fast as my fingers can go. What’s really cool is you just need to program the buttons in one computer as you can export your settings and load them in another computer retaining everything you have set up in the first. You don’t have to do the programming all over again, schweet!