Exposure X2 Sneak Peek: Feature Roll-Up

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our series of videos about the improvements in Exposure X2. For the final video in the series, we cover a bunch of additional improvements designed your editing life much easier.


This helpful tool lets you check an image’s Exposure levels at a glance. It helps take the guesswork out of making tonal adjustments, and it will alert you of any clipping. This is good news if you’d rather use the histogram to make adjustments instead of using sliders.

Adjust capture time

This new feature allows you to properly sequence images from an event, shoot, or vacation. Save time when synchronizing images from multiple cameras, or from images taken in different times zones.

Enhanced selection

There are lots of new ways to speed up selecting photos in Exposure X2. In the right-click menu, you can sort images using criteria such as camera make or model, serial number, or lens type, and plenty more.

Overall intensity blend modes

When working with black and white images, you now have the option to blend the overall intensity of your edits to a black & white base, or to a color base.

Drag and drop

Exposure X2’s expanded drag and drop functionality lets you copy or move photos to Finder or Explorer windows, as well as to many other apps.

And More!

There are even more great improvements that be included with Exposure X2 when it ships in the fall. Keep an eye out for our shipping announcement, coming soon!

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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. Björn September 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I really hope there is psd file support in X2.

    • Finley Lee September 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

      X2 does have PSD support! Exposure will show thumbnail previews when browsing files. You can also nondestructively edit composited Photoshop files.

      For this to work, your PSD files must be saved with ‘Maximize Compatibility’ enabled. This causes a composite image to be stored inside the file for Exposure (and other applications) to use.

  2. Björn September 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

    That’s great!

  3. Viktor September 12, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I have an issue when copying the editing presets from one picture to the next using the / key. It would copy the croping of the previous image too (same with paste preset function). Obviously this is not very helpfull. Does X2 doing it better?

    • Jimmy Beech September 12, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Hi Viktor! Copying and pasting edits from one photo to the other will include any cropping, retouching, and layers that you’ve used to build the look, so that’s behaving correctly. You can undo any cropping pretty easily, by pressing the reset button on the crop panel.

      I see the point you’re making with regard to copying forward crop settings. We would need to add a way to choose which information to copy forward to other images. That’s something that I can bring up to the development team for you. A feature like that isn’t something that’s planned for X2.

  4. kelley channell September 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Is there any plan to add more textures in the future? Adding my own one at a time is a bit time consuming, but worth it.

    • Jimmy Beech September 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Hi Kelley,

      Adding more textures and overlays is something that we’ve discussed. While there aren’t any concrete plans to add more right now, it’s something that we will definitely take into consideration for the next version.

  5. Folding Doors November 15, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Ꮐreat article.

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