Exposure 7 Is Here!

By | December 10th, 2014|Announcements, Exposure|59 Comments

Exposure 7 Boxshot


Now with non-destructive RAW editing, rapid file browsing and a slew of new film emulation presets and textures, Exposure 7 brings even more of the organic warmth and artistry of analog photography to the world of digital.

Borne from more than a decade of research and input from industry-leading photographers around the globe, Exposure 7 provides you with a platform to instill your images with the subtle nuances and analog beauty of film photography. With Exposure 7, your photo will look hand-crafted, not computer-generated.

What’s New

RAW Support

As a standalone program, Exposure 7 will now allow you to work on RAW files from a wide range of cameras from all manufacturers without having to convert to a TIFF or JPEG first.

Non-Destructive Editing

Exposure 7 provides true non-destructive editing for RAW files in standalone mode. Your workflow is about to get a lot simpler and more streamlined!

Rapid Folder and File Browsing

Exposure 7 now provides rapid folder and file browsing right within the same UI when working in standalone mode. No need to switch between modules like in other programs; you can simply pull up batches or individual images and work on them right then and there.

Crop & Rotate

Also in standalone mode, Exposure 7 features a new, easy-to-use Crop and Rotate panel, which will help you get your images looking just right.

New Film Emulation Presets

We’ve also developed some cool new film presets based on careful research of the original film stock:


  • KODAK GOLD 100
  • KODAK GOLD 200
  • KODAK GOLD 400
  • FUJI PRO 800Z



  • KODAK T-MAX 400

New Textures

Finally, you can put the finishing touches to your images by using a series of cool new textures that we’re adding to the Overlays panel. Developed by world-renowned photographers Lara Jade, Parker J Pfister and Fundy, these textures can be applied subtly or aggressively to get the exact look you’re after.

Pricing and Availability

Exposure 7 is now available through www.alienskin.com for $149 USD. Owners of any version of Exposure may upgrade for $89 USD. Free upgrades have already been sent out to everyone who purchased or paid to upgrade to Exposure 6 directly from Alien Skin Software on or after June 10th, 2014. If you feel like you have missed out on this, please check your spam folder and any other email accounts you might have used for registering with us before contacting us at support@alienskin.com.


We thoroughly test and support this product on the systems listed below. This product may also work in other configurations, but we do not guarantee it.

System Requirements

  • Apple Mac users need OS X Mavericks (10.9) or later
  • Microsoft Windows users need Windows 7 or later
  • An Intel Core 2 processor or compatible
  • A monitor with 1280×768 resolution or greater

Host Requirements

Exposure 7 may be used as a standalone program or a plug-in. When Exposure is used as a plug-in it requires one of these host applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 or later
  • Adobe Lightroom 5 or later

Click below to purchase or to head to the Exposure page for more details, tutorials and “before and after” examples:


About the Author:

Joe Payne was the marketing director for Alien Skin Software.


  1. hy December 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Please add Sony A6000 RAW support!

  2. Cori December 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Hi – can you please advise as to whether it is possible to use as a plug-in with CS5, as we could with Exposure 6 by doing a custom install?

    Many thanks, Corinne x

  3. Justin December 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Hello for some reason when I try to open with exposure 7 via right clicking on an jpg image on my desktop.. Exposure 7 does not open with my picture? I have to manually start Exposure 7 and find the image via the folders panel and search through? is that normal?

    • Jimmy December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Justin,

      Yep, sounds like it’s working correctly. The standalone’s workflow is completely non-destructive. There’s no more File–Open, and no more drag and drop.

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  6. JESUS December 13, 2014 at 3:54 am

    supports E7, nef nikon camera d5300, because when I work on LRoom 5 as plug-in, just let me in tiff formats, or jpg files, E7, convert them to that format and I want to work them negative or raw, which I can do., thanks

  7. Kairol December 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    i have to say as much as i like exposure the RAW feature is pretty much usless for me.

    the images are so noisy above iso800…. what is a non-destructive workflow worth when i have no noise reduction in exposure?

    as it is the images are unusable and i have to get them into tiff format anyway.

    • Joe December 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Hi Kairol,

      Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate it! Noise reduction is on the roadmap and will be coming in a future release.



  8. guy from germany December 16, 2014 at 6:09 am

    i am doing something wrong here?


    the images looks perfectly fine in LR…. in exposure it´s not useable.
    of course i have disbaled “grain” in exposure”.
    so this is after demosaicing the canon raw file.

    • Joe December 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Hi Guy from Germany – please could you contact support at the top of this page? They will be happy to help.

      • guy from germany December 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        i don´t find how to contact the support.

        i really hate spam and newsletter but i put in a working email this time. so if you want to contact me you can use the email.

        here is a bigger screenshot…. it´s a 550D and the trial version of exposure 7.


        • Joe December 18, 2014 at 1:33 am

          Hi guy, the Support page is at the top of the screen in the menu bar. If you would like us to help out, please contact us there. Due to volume, we cannot handle support requests through the blog, unfortunately. We will not spam you or otherwise send you unsolicited email if you submit a support request. Thanks.

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  10. Eric Davies December 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I was really excited about the RAW support in Exposure 7… until I bought it and discovered it doesn’t support Canon’s RAW format for the EOS 7D. Any plans to add that support in a future release?

    • Jimmy December 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Buzzkill. Sorry about that, Eric. 7D is on the list!

      • Eric Davies December 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Awesome! You’ve made me a happy man. No more buzzkill. Thanks for the quick response, and I look forward to EOS 7D support! Happy holidays!

      • Trevor Penney May 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

        Are the following Nikon raw formats supported:

        – Nikon D3100
        – Nikon D300s

        • Jimmy May 12, 2015 at 9:41 am

          Hi Trevor,

          We haven’t picked up all of Nikon’s older models, including the D3100 and the D300s. The programming team is always working on supporting more RAW formats, so there will be more cameras added to the list soon.

  11. Jeannette Palsa December 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I downloaded the trial version of Exposure 7 and want to use it as a stand alone. When it was installing it only gave me an option for Lightroom Host. So now when I start exposure 7 from my desktop when i select a folder none of my raw files now up? My camera is supposed. What am I missing? Thank you.

    • Jimmy December 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Hi Jeannette,

      It sounds like you’re using an unsupported camera model. What do you shoot with?

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  13. Kevin Dickinson December 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I understand Sue Bryce edits all her images first. Then takes them into Alien skin to use the filters. If I choose to use either LR5 or CS6 to edit/process my images first. Would I the need to install Exposure 7 as a stand alone or plugin.
    Kevin Dickinson
    New Zealand

    • Jimmy December 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Kevin,

      Yes, when you run the installer, it will give you the option to integrate with host program like Photoshop or Lightroom. That way you can use Exposure as a plugin in that workflow. If you’d rather, you can save out your retouched images, then open up a folder of them with the standalone. It just depends on what you like best.

      • Kevin Dickinson December 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        Hi Jimmy.
        Sorry. I am a bit slow on the uptake. If I integrate Exposure 7 into LR. Does that mean I can import and open my images as normal (convert to DNG) in LR. Can then still use the normal develop module to make adjustments. Then open in Exposure 7 to use filters etc.

        • Jimmy December 26, 2014 at 10:40 pm

          Exactly right, Kevin. You can use it that way. Yes.

  14. Sri December 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Please indicate what version of Mac OS is supported.

  15. davros January 3, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I liked Exposure because it could be used as a stand-alone program and bypassed Lightroom (which I loath) andPhotoshop (I use an older version, I’m not playimng Adobe’s games).. But this is a major step backward: “no more File–Open, and no more drag and drop.” WTF?? So you expect me to sit and wait while yet another program trawls slowly through an image folder to generate useless thumbnails when all I want to do is quickly manipulate one image? Hopeless. How do I revert to version 6 ?

    • Jimmy January 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Davros,

      I understand the frustration of a changing workflow. The team is always hard at work making tweaks to speed up and simplify workflows. However, our older versions are available. Reach out to our support desk and Robert will take care of you. Here’s a link: https://support.alienskin.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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  19. Jason Keefer February 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Nice update! Would be just about perfect if Exposure could do white balance and color correction. I keep hoping that each new update will feature this critical missing component. I’ll keep my finger crossed for future updates.

  20. Andi Krieger April 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Hi. A great Software. Question: does i can use -import-light textures ? To use as light ?

    • Joe April 3, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Yes you can, Andi. There is an import tool for you to bring in your own textures, borders and light leaks.

  21. Jason April 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Can it be used as a stand alone AND as a plugin for LR or PS or even all 3 ?

    • Jimmy April 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, it certainly can Jason!

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  23. Bri July 3, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    So… When I export from LR and open my files in Exposure, they are all out of order? I feel like I have searched up and down for a way to sort, and am I just totally missing it?? 🙂

    Thank you! x

  24. jpn July 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    sony all A-mount please

    • Jimmy Beech July 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      We’re working on it!

    • Jimmy Beech July 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Could you submit RAW’s for the Sony’s that you own? We need them for testing and developing.

  25. White Balance? August 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Love the program! For some reason I am finding it difficult to locate where can I control the actual White Balance. Love ASE7

    • Jimmy Beech August 5, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Hi there! Good question. There isn’t a direct control for it in Exposure version 7, but it is on the roadmap for the next version. In Exposure 7, you can tweak coloring with the Cool/Warm slider on the Color panel.

  26. Goran Sall August 17, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Exposure 7 seems fine, but can you support DNG files as well?

    • Jimmy Beech August 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi Goran,

      Exposure 7 supports DNG files as long as they are from a supported camera model. Are you having trouble with them?

  27. Charlie December 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Sorry, there is no way to somewhere else ….

    Runs “Exposure X” is no longer on Windows 7?

    Best Regards

    • Jimmy Beech December 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Hi Charlie,

      We don’t officially support Windows 7, but that doesn’t mean the product will not work. It just means that we can’t guarantee that it does, or that we will be releasing patches to fix any issues that may come up when using that operating system. A list of supported system configurations can be found here.

  28. Alexandra December 15, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I need to reinstall my exposure 7 on my mac, is it possible without having to update?

    • Jimmy Beech December 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Hi Alexandra,

      We certainly do, you can find the installer links, here.

  29. David March 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry! Exposure 7 and exposure x is the same things?

    • Jimmy Beech March 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hi David,

      Exposure X is the latest version of the software. There were lots of new features added to it. Take a look on the What’s New page to see.

  30. pinco March 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Please add local adjustment as in nik software

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