Exposure X2 Update – Portrait Touch Up Presets and More

We just released the 2.7 update to Exposure X2 that introduces several great new features. If you own Exposure X2, this update is free, so be sure to download the latest version from our Updates page.

Watch this video to see some of the new features in action.

Portrait Touch Up Presets

One new feature is the addition of several new portrait touch up presets. These help you quickly refine your photos. The presets add several portrait retouching layers in a single mouse click. Each covers the fundamental touch ups you’ll need – soften skin, enhance iris, and whiten teeth – and two add additional refinements: deemphasize background or red eye removal. Choose whichever works best for your particular image.

As with all of Exposure’s presets, you can use them without modification, or you can customize each setting as much as you like.

Layers Panel Usability Improvements

We’ve also added new features to Exposure’s layering that make layering even easier to use. You’ll find the layer opacity slider in the panel control area, above the layers. This streamlines Exposure’s user interface. New visual drop indicators provide visual cues that make it easier to drag and drop layers, and to drag and drop presets onto layers. Similarly, brushing pins now have the same Show options as Exposure’s Spot Healing tool, giving you more control of how brush pins appear onscreen.

Choose from the following settings:

  • Auto
  • Always
  • Active
  • Never

New Import/Export Options

Also in this update are new enhancements to the import and export dialogs that help you speed up your work:

  • New destination options enable you to select an action to perform when an Export completes. Choose from these options:
    • Reveal in Finder
    • Open With Application
    • Open URL
    • No Action
  • Prompt fields in naming templates enable you to quickly name folders for each client or project when importing, exporting, or bulk renaming.

Performance Improvements

Finally, this update includes numerous performance optimizations that make Exposure even faster.

We hope you enjoy these improvements to Exposure! If you haven’t used Exposure yet, purchase it on our store or try it free for 30 days.

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.

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