Roll-up of New Features to Expect in Exposure X2’s Advanced Layers Update

By | March 17th, 2017|Tutorials, Exposure|8 Comments

The upcoming Advanced Layers Update to Exposure X2 brings many exciting features. Here’s a summary of some that we didn’t cover in previous posts.

Manual Lens Correction

You can now toggle lens correction on or off, adjust lens distortion, and switch to a different lens profile.

New File Naming and Destination Options

You can make the year, month, and day be part of your exported file name. You can also organize your folders by capture time when using Exposure to copy photos from your card or export finished images to your computer.

Destination templates automate the placement of photos in subfolders, saving you from having to manually navigate to subfolders each time you upload or export.

Workflow Presets

Speed up copying from card and exporting with new workflow presets.

Speed improvements and Shortcut Keys

Use new shortcut keys to speed up metadata searching, preset searching and favoriting, and quick exporting.

Support for More Camera and Lenses

Support for new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, and Samsung, along with new lenses from Fujifilm has been added.

High-DPI Support

Exposure’s interface now scales according to your display settings in Windows. This new feature joins the existing support for Retina displays on macOS.


Watch the video below to learn more about these new features.

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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. Allan Marshall March 18, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Hi In Exposure X2 raw file. Is camera Canon MK 5DMK1V recognised yet.

    • Finley Lee March 18, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Support for the Canon 5D Mk IV will be in the upcoming update. Look for it in the next few weeks.

  2. Hans-Jürgen March 19, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Is RAW Support for Olympus Omd EM 10 Mark II included?

    • Finley Lee March 19, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

      Yes, we will support that camera in the update.

      • Hans-Jürgen March 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm - Reply


  3. Manuel Salazar March 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Great update. The layers are really a huge step forward, I can finally see myself using this for small projects over LR because it is so much faster and now has 5D4 support. The only thing that still irks is it still missing WB Presets. When editing weddings I like to select large groups and enter K values or one of the presets (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade). This is the only major editing software I am aware of that doesn’t have this, I own LR, Capture One, and ON1 Raw.

    I do dig the speed and I think for the first time in the exposure values do not change when flipping through presets, big improvement there.

    • Finley Lee March 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comments, Manuel! I’ll record your feedback about WB presets. Hopefully we can get those in an upcoming release.

  4. HL March 23, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I concur with everything Manuel said. I do need WB presets, but I absolutely love this upgrade!

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