© Parker J Pfister

© Parker J Pfister

We’re really excited to announce the forthcoming arrival of our bestselling photo editing software, Exposure 6!

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes over the last year to make Exposure better than ever. The bottom line is we’ve made Exposure 6 faster than ever and added in a load of cool new features, the most important being the inclusion of all the functionality of our standalone creative focus tool, Bokeh. I can say from personal experience that working with the Beta has me very excited for its release. It’s never been easier to make images of such gorgeously rich quality and it’s quicker than greased lightning.

Here are just some of the highlights of what you can expect to see when it launches in June:

  • Bokeh! – Yep, we’ve rolled in all the powerful functionality of Bokeh 2 to provide creative focus effects from fast lens simulation through to tilt/shift and motion blur looks right within Exposure.
  • We’ve updated the image processing engine to make Exposure 6 as quick as it can be from start to finish. Everything from opening up images to providing full-sized instant previews has been optimized. It’s about making extraordinary pictures quick and easy.
  • We’ve overhauled the user interface to improve the aesthetics and streamline navigation as much as possible.  For example, with Exposure 6 you can see preview thumbnails if you like, but you now have the option to see the presets in just text format if you prefer. This, combined with the full-sized instant previews, means you can experiment with the look you’re going for by simply mousing over the preset names until you find a match. Retina displays are now supported as well.
  • Another new feature that we’ve added based on feedback from our users is the brand spanking new basic control panel. This panel contains individual sliders for exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance and saturation. Often different effects will require a subtle tweak to these settings, so this addition definitely helps streamline workflow across the board.
  • For Exposure 6, we consulted with industry-leading photographers Parker J Pfister and Jeff Ascough in order to get their insight to make the software as useful as possible for everyone from hobbyists right up to working photographers. A lot of subtle features like the new dark grey background and list view of presets came as a result of their input.
  • With regard to effects, Parker also worked with us to supply two new sets of vintage borders and film frames from his extensive archive and we have added a good number of our own along with a whole host of brand new light effects. That’s not all though; the really cool thing is that you can now import your own borders, textures and light effects. You can also store, share and synch presets across a network or even through a shared folder in the cloud, so the creative options with Exposure really are boundless!

Here are a few sample pictures showing Exposure 6 can do. Our thanks to Jeff AscoughLara JadeFer Juaristi, Felix Kunze, Cliff Mautner and Parker J Pfister for allowing us to share their gorgeous work with you all.

© Cliff Mautner

© Cliff Mautner

© Jeff Ascough

© Jeff Ascough

© Lara Jade

© Lara Jade

© Fer Juaristi

© Fer Juaristi

© Jeff Ascough

© Jeff Ascough

© Felix Kunze

© Felix Kunze

© Cliff Mautner

© Cliff Mautner

© Felix Kunze

© Felix Kunze

© Fer Juaristi

© Fer Juaristi

© Lara Jade

© Lara Jade

© Parker J Pfister

© Parker J Pfister

Stay tuned for further updates as we get nearer the launch date in June. We’re looking forward to showing you Exposure 6 in more depth over the next few weeks!

Exposure 6 will be available in June 2014 through www.alienskin.com for $149 USD. Owners of any version of Exposure may upgrade for $69 USD. Free upgrades will be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Exposure 5 directly from Alien Skin Software in March 2014 or later.

Alien Skin Exposure 6