Alien Skin Software Announces Major Feature Update for Exposure X4 Raw Photo Editor
Exposure X4.5 adds LUT support – new image copy and organizing tools – configurable keyboard shortcuts – enhanced metadata options – new light effect overlays
Raleigh, NC (April 2, 2019) – Alien Skin Software today announced the release of Exposure X4.5, a major update to Exposure X4, their award-winning, non-destructive RAW photo editor and organizer. Exposure’s speed, stability, and unmatched editing and organizing tools make it the standalone solution that photographers rely on to master their workflow and create beautiful images.
Exposure X4.5, which is free to all owners of Exposure X4, further expands Exposure’s capabilities with significant new tools.
LUT support opens up new creative possibilities for photographers. LUT effects, available freely on the Internet or produced by other photo and video apps, may be imported into Exposure, where they can achieve striking looks. These effects can be further enhanced using Exposure’s advanced editing and layering tools.
The redesigned Copy Photos from Card function displays visual previews of images at the source location, allowing photographers to quickly select the images they wish to copy, as well as select a variety of flexible source and destination options. Exposure’s unique design differs from traditional photo editors by removing the need for slow imports, enabling photographers to begin their creative edits immediately after the image copy begins.
Configurable keyboard shortcuts allow photographers to assign an editing, organizing, or navigating function to a selected keystroke. For those migrating from Lightroom to Exposure, an included Lightroom keyboard shortcut preset eases the transition.
Further enhancements in Exposure X4.5 include the following:
- Additional freely moveable light leak overlays, including the new categories of Lens Flare and Haze
- Collection membership now appears the Metadata panel, enabling photographers to see a full list of the collections a photo belongs to
- Support for additional cameras and lenses from these manufacturers:
- User-requested workflow refinements that include new photo sizing options when exporting, new keyboard shortcuts, and more
“Exposure X4.5 delivers features that are among the most requested by our customers and that make Exposure an even more powerful and complete editing and organizing solution,” said Alien Skin CEO Finley Lee.
Exposure began in 2005 as a film simulation plug-in for Photoshop, and was immediately embraced by digital photographers of all genres seeking to recapture the organic look of film. Exposure has since grown into a standalone, non-destructive editing and organizing solution that handles every stage of the photography workflow.
Exposure’s editing capabilities include a complete set of creative editing and retouching tools, outstanding RAW processing quality, and an extensive library of customizable presets that include authentic analog film looks. Full-featured organizing tools ― collections and smart collections, keywords, virtual copies, and more ― make it the ideal photo management solution. Its catalog-free approach provides photographers with a fast, intuitive approach to their organizing work.
Photographers can also use Exposure as a creative editing plug-in with other editors such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Pricing and Availability
Exposure X4.5 is available now from www.alienskin.com for $119. It is free for current owners of Exposure X4. Upgrade pricing is available to owners of previous versions of Exposure for $79.
Exposure X4.5 is also the central app in the Exposure X4 Bundle. This integrated collection bundles Exposure X4.5 with Alien Skin’s award-winning Blow Up and Snap Art tools to add high-quality image upsizing and natural media special effects. It is available for $149. It is free for current owners of the Exposure X4 Bundle. Owners of one or more of the current apps in the Exposure X4 Bundle can purchase it for $89.
A 30-day fully-featured free trial of Exposure is available. Visit www.alienskin.com/exposure to learn more and download the trial.
Exposure X4.5 may be used as a standalone program or as a plug-in to other programs. When used as a plug-in, it requires one of the following host applications:
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 or newer
- Adobe Lightroom 6 or Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 or newer
- Apple Mac: OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer
- Microsoft Windows: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
- An Intel Core 2 processor or compatible
- A monitor with 1280 × 768 resolution or greater
About Alien Skin Software
Alien Skin Software makes creative tools for photographers and graphic designers. The company distills advanced math and cutting edge research into creative tools that help photographers and designers bring their vision to life. Alien Skin Software’s reputation for bug-free software and friendly tech support has grown worldwide since its founding in 1993. For more information, visit the Alien Skin website at www.alienskin.com.
Exposure, Snap Art, Blow Up, Eye Candy, Alien Skin Software, and the Alien Skin Software logo are registered trademarks of Alien Skin Software, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.