Advanced, Non-destructive Layers in Exposure X2

By | February 22nd, 2017|Tutorials, Exposure|5 Comments

We’re excited to be releasing the Advanced Layers Update to Exposure X2 soon. It’s a bold step forward for Exposure, the non-destructive RAW editor. This update adds a number of new creative tools and workflow features that make Exposure the fastest way to bring your vision to life.

One of the coolest features is Exposure’s new interface for non-destructive layering. You now have an easy, powerful way to blend as many different adjustments into your images as you like. This includes basic edits, retouching, special effects, and presets. Layers can be copied and pasted, turned on and off individually, applied to multiple images, and more. There’s no limit to the number of layers you can stack and blend, and Exposure makes it easy to manage them.

Check out the short video below for a tour of this new feature.  


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  1. Fred February 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    This is a very welcome step forward for the software. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. HL March 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    This is going to be great!

  3. Michael March 3, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Just wondering, do you guys see Exposure as a Photoshop replacement?

    • Finley Lee March 3, 2017 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Exposure now has many of the photography features people rely on Photoshop for. You can now use Exposure for color grading, to layer edits/presets, perform local edits, and do portrait touchup with the spot healing tool. Our goal is to prevent you from having to switch tools wherever possible, since doing so is slow and results in a duplicate image.

      The photographers who are using Exposure as the central tool in their workflow also cite its simple UI as an advantage. Photoshop is built for many types of user – photographers, graphic designers, scientists, and videographers. Because if this, it can be complicated to use. Exposure focuses exclusively on the needs of photographers.

      • Michael March 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the explanation.

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