The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is Here!

Introducing the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update. Powerful new features enhance your creativity and make Exposure able to handle additional steps in your workflow.

I’m excited to announce that a substantial new update to Exposure X3 is here. The Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is the latest version of our award-winning creative photo editor, which greatly enhances your ability to create beautiful images and master your workflow. This update is free to anyone who already owns Exposure X3.

If you own Exposure X3, open the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. Exposure will then provide you with a link to the correct update installer.

Here are the new features and enhancements:

Greater Control over Color and White Balance

New HSL tools enable you to adjust the hue, luminance, and saturation for each color. In addition, you can easily target specific colors in your image for detailed adjustments using Exposure’s new targeted adjustment tool.

If you’re editing RAW images that record white balance data, you can now specify precise Kelvin values to correct for lighting conditions and unwanted color casts. New white balance presets give you a quick way to set the Kelvin temperature for a specific type of light.


You can now print your photos directly from Exposure. Apply watermarks, print a grid of images as a contact sheet, and apply sharpening appropriate for your paper selection. Additional settings and an image preview window make it easy to adjust your print parameters exactly as you want them.

Collections and Keywords

When you copy photos from a card, they are now automatically added to a Last Copy from Card collection. Further, you can add images to a collection you choose when copying from a card. You also have more flexibility when working with keywords — you can more easily remove them from your image, add and remove them from a keyword set, and import keyword sets from other photo editors such as Lightroom.


Any of your image metadata can now be applied as a watermark. If you choose capture time as your watermark, you can set your own custom format. It’s also now easier to place your watermark precisely in your image thanks to new keyboard shortcuts.

Exposure’s Export menu now displays a visual preview of how your watermark looks on your image.

Side-by-Side View

In response to customers who wanted to view even more images on-screen in side-by-side view, you can now view up to six images at once. We’ve also made it easier to see which presets you’ve selected when in Audition Preset mode.

And More

You can now make backup copies of your images directly from Exposure’s Copy from Card window. Exposure now supports a greater number of Canon, Fujifilm, and Sony cameras and lenses. The update also adds 15 new presets that mimic the in-camera film simulations in Fujifilm cameras.

Exposure Bundle Updates

We’ve also updated the Exposure Bundle to include the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update as its central app. The bundle integrates all of our award-winning photo apps: Exposure, Snap Art, and Blow Up.

The Fastest Way to Bring Your Vision to Life

Exposure is the creative photo editor that enables you to quickly bring your creative vision to life. Its creative tools and fast, intuitive approach increase the creativity of your post-processing workflow. Plug-in support is included, so you can use Exposure’s advanced editing tools in Photoshop or Lightroom.

If you haven’t tried Exposure before, you can download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial.

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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. Andy Whiteman March 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Great update. Makes ASX3 even better. Love it. My fave pp software.

  2. Marty April 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    It would be a real time saver if there was the ability to save printing presets. I’m often printing images at multiple sizes (5×7, A4, A3 etc) and it would be nice not to have to dial in the dimensions over and over again. ICC profile support too please :)

    • Jimmy Beech April 9, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Marty. I’ll add notes to our feature request log about adding printing presets functionality and ICC profile support to Exposure. That will get the design team’s attention when they’re planning the next version.

  3. Fred April 22, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Kudos to the X3 team. Love the Complete Workflow update, particularly the expanded color tools.

  4. Sue May 26, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Loving using exposure X3 – one question how do I avoid importing duplicates from camera card???

    • Jimmy Beech May 29, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Sue. It’s great to hear that you’re liking using Exposure. The ‘Only Copy New Photos’ option is on by default. When you’re copying images from a camera card, Exposure will remember which photos have been copied already and skip them. Here is a link to a video that shows you all about copying photos from camera cards, and tours through the copy options.

  5. Quin June 4, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Just started with X3 a couple of days ago and liking it so far. How do I minimize the pgm to tray when multi-tasking?

    • Jimmy Beech June 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Quin. On a MAC, you can click the yellow button at the top of the app window to minimize Exposure to the dock, or you can use the Finder keyboard shortcut ⌘H to hide the app window. Windows users can press the Minimize button on the top right of the app window, or they can press Windows+Up or Windows+Down to cycle through the app display states maximized, windowed, and minimized.

  6. Kurt June 7, 2018 at 2:42 am - Reply

    I’ve been using Exposure since Version 1. It’s been my secret weapon, using film simulations that are nicely subtle, not cartoonish and overdone. It’s been tremendous to see Exposure mature into a full workflow editor, and I now find myself skipping Aperture altogether. It’s one of my favorite applications, cause I’m a sucker for Kodak T-Max B&W film. And, thanks for adding the Fuji film effects; Classic Chrome is magical. Keep up the great work!

    • Jimmy Beech June 7, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thanks for the kind words, Kurt! We’re happy to hear that Exposure is meeting your editing needs. I’m a fan of T-Max, too. Especially the high speed version with punchy contrast and lots of grain.

  7. Marcel Bahnen June 7, 2018 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I used Exposure in the past and I was very happy about it. For the last two years however I have been using ON1 Effects but I consider a switch back due to performance issues. That being said…..I miss a couple of nifty features that give ON1 a bit of an edge in this. Are you guys open for suggestions and/or is there a place to leave constructive comments and a “wishlist”? You can see some of my work here:


    Marcel, ImageworX

    • Jimmy Beech June 7, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Marcel. We’d love to hear what you have to say. You can start a conversation with us through a support ticket.

      Neat work, by the way!

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