Another Exposure 4 Sneak Peek

I promised a blog commenter that I would show off a few more examples from Exposure 4, so here you go.

In Exposure 3 we had dust and scratches, but they were computer generated and didn’t look realistic enough. Exposure 4 uses a new texture overlay feature based on real photographs which does a much better job. Here is an example.

Here is a more subtle version of dust and scratches added to an early Kodachrome preset. There are controls for overall texture visibility and for protecting the center of the photo. Below I turned up the center protection so the couple doesn’t have a lot of distracting dust on their faces.

The texture feature can also create light leaks which often occur in lo-fi plastic camera photography. This first example was inspired by the atmospheric effects that Peter Nguyen sometimes uses in his gorgeous work.

Exposure 4 will be out next week. When it comes out I’ll post about it here and send e-mail. If you want to join our mailing list then you can do so at the bottom of any of the web pages at Free upgrades will be sent out before the public announcement.

You can see other blog articles on Exposure 4 here and here.

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. James Leadbetter February 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Next week is not soon enough…hehehehe I have purchased Exposure and all the upgrades in the past but am finding it difficult to wait for this release as I love the 19th century photography and the new options in this upgrade are exactly what I have been wanting since I stopped lugging around my Eastman 2D….great work guys!!!

  2. Ken Driscoll February 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I agree with James from what I have seen this version looks like an entirly new program, it has more features, is easier to work with and provides an end result that is simply the greatest one could expect. I think we will all be happier with this version than any other version ever released, making any future version seem impossible. Great job guys

  3. Peter Teaco February 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Found your software through Peter Nguyen, the photographer you mention above. If i buy exposure will my photos look like his? Don’t worry about answering that… i’ll see what it can do for me… downloading Exposure now; looks amazing 😉

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