Exposure 5 is here!

Exposure5-PromoExposure 5 is available today! It’s easier than ever to choose the right creative look with Exposure’s new preset browser. The dark user interface helps you focus on your image and matches other tools in your workflow. And, Exposure now works at a standalone application for easy batch processing.

Visit our Exposure 5 website for more details and an introductory video!

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Finley Lee is the CEO of Alien Skin Software. He's a hobbyist photographer, electric bass player, video gamer, bread baker, and experienced napper.


  1. Douglas James June 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Great changes and additions! Looking forward to upgrading from 4 to 5!

  2. Jacob Rosenfeld June 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

    A fantastic new UI. Very much looking forward to working with this app! Another amazing product upgrade from Alien Skin.

  3. gaga June 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Any chance to speed up the rendering process in photoshop with video? I’d love to grade with this powerful tool. In this moment the plugin has to open and close for each frame!

    • Robert June 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      This is actually due to Photoshop processing each frame of the video as an image. Right now, we do not have any plans for a video Exposure, but if we decide to go forward with one, we will make sure to let everyone know.

  4. Jonathan Pearlman June 12, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Waited eagerly for the new Exposure; it’s everything I looked forward to and more!
    Having the ability to work on numerous images in batches will cut my output time in half!
    This photo: real estate shoot on Queensland’s Lake Macdonald. I processed every image in Exposure 4 using pre-sets based around ‘Landscape Pop.’ Amazing results – and now even better when I know I can process my images at the same time.

  5. dip987 June 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    It is too bad .
    I don’t like the background is dark.

    • Merrit Olson June 14, 2013 at 12:18 am

      right click on the background and change it. 🙂

  6. Merrit Olson June 14, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I love the new layout. Just upgraded from Exposure 4. Very similar to LR’s layout. Nice to be able to see a full sized preview. Seems to run faster. Love the ability to change the background to black.
    Certainly worth the upgrade!

  7. Chris Giles June 16, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Hey guys, love the new software.

    There appears to be not necessarily a bug of sorts but in the standalone UI when you export a group of images it allows you to select images below the export pane. Which is great as it allows me to do other stuff but when I do this it cancels the export. Which is annoying.

    It’s probably because I’m used to doing this in Lightroom as opposed to it being something that ‘should be there’ in Exposure.

    • Robert June 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Hi there Chris. Yes, that does seem to be a slight bug. The UI should not allow you to click anything while it is saving. Until it’s fixed, do not click the Exposure 5 UI while it is exporting. That should resolve this problem in the short term. If you run into anything else, please let us know.

  8. christian September 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Is there a way I can reset the previous session? Everytime I open a new picture in E5 remembers the previous settings. I would like to start from scratch with each image.

    • Robert September 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Just hit the F5 key (Windows) or Command-R (Mac), once Exposure 5 loads. Then it will reset the effects back to the default neutral setting.

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