Update to Exposure X2

By | November 22nd, 2016|Announcements, Exposure|9 Comments

I’m excited to announce the availability of a free update for owners of Exposure X2. The improvements in it are a result of your feedback, so please keep letting us know what you think! We’re determined to make Exposure the fastest and easiest creative photo editor around.

Download the update from our support downloads page.

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Here’s what you’ll find in the new version of Exposure:

Additional Camera Support

We added support for processing RAW files from these cameras:

  • Canon 1DX Mark II
  • Canon T6s
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Samsung NX500
  • Samsung NX300

If you still see the unsupported file icon for one of these RAW formats after installing the update, select it and click the Reset button. That will tell Exposure to rescan the image so you can work with it.

Expanded Operating System Compatibility

Exposure is now compatible with macOS Sierra and Windows 7. For more information about Windows 7 compatibility, see our recent blog article about it.

New Blur Preset

We added a new blur brush preset to the brushing panel. It allows you to apply blur from the Bokeh panel to areas you choose.

Export Color Space Defaults to sRGB

The default color space on the Export dialog is now sRGB. sRGB is the preferred color space for images that will be used on a web page or shared on social media. When exporting an image for print, we recommend selecting the higher-quality ProPhoto or Adobe RGB color spaces.

Other Enhancements

  • Pressing Cmd+Period (or Ctrl+Period on Windows) will toggle the favorite star on the selected preset in the preset panel.
  • The shadow and highlight toggle buttons on the histogram now change color to indicate which channels are clipped.
  • We enabled Export functionality when Exposure is launched from Lightroom or Capture One.
  • We made a ton of tweaks to improve Exposure’s speed and reliability.

We recommend all Exposure X2 owners install the new version from our support downloads page.

About the Author:

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. Derek M. Lacey November 22, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Does X2 support using two computer monitors? ON1 Photo Raw does not which is a huge mistake imho. Thank you.

    • Jimmy Beech November 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Yes. Exposure X2 does support two monitors. The options are found in the Window menu.

      Exposure X2 Multi Monitor Options

      • Derek M. Lacey November 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm - Reply

        Excellent and thank you Jimmy. I assume a single color corrected monitor can be the one chosen for showing the image with updates?

        • Jimmy Beech November 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

          Yes. You can designate whichever monitor you’d like to use as the second monitor.

          • Derek M. Lacey November 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

            Thank you Jimmy

  2. Susan D November 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Hi. I just installed the new update and am not seeing the blur preset. I looked in both the brushing panel and the preset panels. Can you direct me? Thanks.

    • Jimmy Beech November 28, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi Susan,

      If you installed Exposure X2.1, there should be a blur preset listed at the top of the brushing panel drop down list. Like the image pictured here. Blur Preset Screenshot

      If you don’t see it, double check the version you’re using by selecting About Exposure X2 from the Exposure X2 menu. If Exposure was open when you ran the installer, it may not have installed correctly.

  3. Moritz December 6, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Exposure is fantastic!
    Do you have an ETA for fixes/enhancements regarding white balance adjustments?
    Right now, there are a number of opportunities for improvement:

    1. The color picker (neutral gray) doesn’t work on images that are far off from the target white balance (e.g. using UniWB color calibration – which turns the raw image dark green for the sake of better controlling channel exposures).

    2. After dialing in the correct WB, switching presets resets the sliders to 0.

    3. There is no auto whitebalance option – ?

    (1.) and (2.) have been logged with support right after Exposure v2 was first available. It would be great if those could be addressed soon – in the meantime Exposure still works great as a plug-in …


    • Jimmy Beech December 7, 2016 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Glad to hear that you like it, Mortiz!

      The most recent build contains a fix for the first issue you mentioned. It’s available on the downloads page, here.

      Issue #2 The dev team is considering a few solutions to fix this issue, which would be included in a future release.

      Issue #3 – auto white balance would be a new feature to Exposure, which is on our list of things to consider implementing in a future version of the software.

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